Monday, May 4, 2009

Unprecedented Progress for Bringing Back Broadway

It’s hard to believe that a little over a year ago, I launched the Bringing Back Broadway Initiative, a collective public/private effort to revitalize the Historic Broadway Corridor, including renovating historic theaters, reactivating unused upper-floor space and returning the beloved streetcar to Downtown Los Angeles. As this Downtown News Editorial points out, we’ve made remarkable progress so far and the participation we’ve had in our dozen committees and our public seminars has been off the charts. That commitment from those of us in the City and the private sector, as well as the Downtown community, will be the catalyst to our success. If we keep doing what we’re doing, the Broadway Historic Corridor will reclaim its past glory as one of Los Angeles’ premier destination spots, where more people will live, work and enjoy a vibrant and exciting community both day and night. Here's to continued success on this worthwhile effort!