Category Archives: Technical Assistance Panel

ULI TAP Guides Historic USC Village Project

A recent article in Urban Land highlights the role that a 2006 ULI Los Angeles Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) played in guiding the vision for the recently completed USC Village project in South Los Angeles. “Described as the biggest project in south Los Angeles history,” writes Kevin Brass, “USC Village provides a direct link between the university and the neighborhood, while tackling issues of gentrification, education environments, and the university’s role in the broader community.” “The underlying theme of the TAP was the notion to make [the project] connected to … Read More

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ULI LA Featured in 2016 Local Impact Report

During the past year, ULI’s district council network continued to grow and thrive while engaging more members at the local level. What is most exciting to see is the way members have undertaken bold initiatives and innovative programming that has made an impact not just in the real estate industry, but also in their communities. In this report, you will find 24 examples from the field illustrating how members are advancing ULI’s mission on everything from workforce housing and neighborhood revitalization to building regional networks. The Loop at Pine + … Read More

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South Park TAP Recommendations Advance

After ULI Los Angeles conducted a 2-day Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) for the South Park Business Improvement District, the BID is moving forward with the future planning and development of the neighborhood. Comprised of land use experts, the panel made various recommendations regarding development opportunities, physical and design improvements, and implementation strategies. To advance the panel’s recommendations that the public realm be enhanced through the neighborhood’s existing network of streets and alleys, the South Park BID conducted a follow-up study, culminating in their newly-released Green Alleys in South Park-Visioning Report.   From the release: … Read More

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Join DLBA and ULI for “Connecting Downtown to the Waterfront”

The benefit’s of Downtown Long Beach’s waterfront location are clear — great weather, a beautiful view and exciting recreation. So how can we better connect this asset to our Downtown core, making it more pedestrian friendly? The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) has enlisted the expertise of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to explore and develop recommendations to improve pedestrian activity in the waterfront area. ULI has assembled a team of experienced professionals to study the waterfront, hear from stakeholders, and offer expert and objective advice to improve pedestrian activity … Read More

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Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Project Moves Forward

After ULI LA conducted a 2-day Technical Assistance Panel for the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, the City of Santa Monica is moving forward with the future planning and development of the site. In March 2013, the City of Santa Monica sought expertise and insight from a ULI LA panel who developed a series of recommendations to preserve and maintain components of the Civic Auditorium. Culminating in a final presentation to city staff and community members, the panel presented their findings and recommendations, which included their preferences for restoring the auditorium … Read More

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To Preserve Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Revise Specific Plan, Says Expert Panel

By Jason Islas May 13, 2013 — In order to save the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica should develop the land around the 55 year-old venue to pay for the more than $50 million needed in repairs and upgrades. That was the news delivered by a panel of five experts from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Friday, all of whom agreed that in order to save the historic landmark, not only would there need to be major and expensive overhauls to the building but also to the land immediately around it. Click … Read More

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