Monthly Archives: December 2011

Downtown LA’s Urban Renaissance

By: John C. Cushman, III Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Urban Land Institute in Los Angeles in October gave us the chance to appreciate the many positive developments in Los Angeles in recent years. While the past few years have been hallmarked by downturn, recession, high vacancy rates and unemployment, taking a moment to recognize what has been achieved may be an important step to continue the positive momentum. It is truly amazing what has been accomplished. When I first came to Los Angeles in the 1960s, people spoke … Read More

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Land Use Panel to Suggest Changes for Area Around Union Station

A panel of eight land use experts will come together next week to study the area around Union Station and suggest actions the city should taken to best benefit from redevelopment efforts planned by Metro. The transit agency bought the historic rail station for $75 million earlier this year, and is currently in the midst of choosing a design team that will create a master plan for development and enhancements on the 38-acre site. The Advisory Services Panel from the Urban Land Institute will study opportunities that development will create, … Read More

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Investment for AEG Catalyst for World-Class Convention Destination

By: Dennis Kaiser, ValleyCrest Landscape Companies Developers are born risk takers. It is just something that’s inherent to their chosen avocation. But underlying the nature of the business is an entrepreneurial spirit that often gets either overlooked or downplayed. Not so in the case of AEG, the development entity behind L.A. LIVE which served as a backdrop to the Urban Land Institute’s successful “ULI Live” Fall Meeting in October. “Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently pointed out at the ULI Fall Meeting in L.A. that six years ago, when the … Read More

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