Monthly Archives: October 2015

From Drab to Fab – A Downtown LA Icon Gets a Hollywood-Style Facelift

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The Athenian agora was a well-defined town center that served as a marketplace, meeting hub, and the civic heart of the city. The Ratkovich Company’s vision is to create a new agora in downtown Los Angeles with the opening of their latest mixed-user, “THE BLOC”. On September 24, 2015, ULI Los Angeles and the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative hosted a tour and panel discussion with the team behind THE BLOC. Presenters included: Beth Kubasak, Development Manager, The Ratkovich Company Katie Chamberlain, Development Manager, National Real Estate Development Jackie Park, Co-Managing … Read More

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Healthy Corridors Project

ULI Los Angeles is pleased to be among the four District Councils selected to participate in ULI’s national Healthy Corridors program, which is exploring best practices to reinvent under-performing suburban and urban arterials in health-promoting ways. More information about the program can be found here and in this video, which premiered at ULI’s 2015 Fall Meeting. Working with the Mayor Garcetti’s Great Streets Studio, Council District 7 and local leaders in Pacoima, ULI members are developing plans for a demonstration project that will model potential long-term changes that could create a more … Read More

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ULI Impact at the Local Level

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ULI’s District Councils and National Councils tackle myriad issues and topics and provide opportunities for members to deliver ULI’s mission on the local level. Each year, Impact at the Local Level highlights selected successes and examples of community change brought about by Councils’ ongoing efforts to help their communities thrive. The 28 stories of impact in this year’s report highlight the variety of ways in which ULI members make a difference on issues from healthy corridors and housing to diversity in the real estate industry. This year’s report highlights ULI LA’s work to build relationships among stakeholders … Read More

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