There’s an encouraging “comeback” happening in historic
On September 21, Hollywood Heritage joined Mayor Hahn and
leading Hollywood organizations in hosting a tour of “adaptive reuse” sites in
The Equitable Building at Hollywood and Vine; the historic Broadway Building on the opposite corner (see photo); the Gothic Revival Professional Building at the corner of Hollywood and Sycamore; and the Cosmo Street storage building-- all are in various steps of transformation to loft housing. How refreshing and hopeful to finally see public policy that supports our landmarks rather than working to tear them down!
These lofts are all the buzz in
Downtown LA, with numbers ranging from 9,000 – 12,000 units created or under
construction. The Mayor wants this trend to continue into
The tour for 100 real estate developers, lenders, and property owners introduced the concept of reusing old buildings to “movers and shakers” who would normally never consider anything but new construction.
I worked with the Mayor’s office for 4 months on your
behalf. Hollywood Heritage hosted the kick-off at the Linwood Dunn Theater on
The CRA, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Holly-wood
Business Improvement District introduced the group to the “new”
Folks, this whole event was a
marvelous high for a preservationist. On your behalf, I promised enthusiasm and
Due to space limitations, the final installment our