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SCPC thanks Professor Lawrence-Zuniga for the Protecting Historic Suburbs event!

 

The Southern California Planning Congress thanks
Professor Lawrence-Zuniga for a great evening!

 

Protecting Historic Suburbs

 

An Evening with
Professor Denise Lawrence-Zuniga

Co-sponsored by Pasadena Heritage

Houses Collage

 

This event has passed.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Taix French Restaurant:
1911 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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In her new book, Protecting Suburban America: Gentrification, Advocacy, and the Historic Imaginary, Professor Denise Lawrence-Zuniga bridges anthropology, architecture, planning, and urban studies to examine preservation and restoration practices in five California cities where affluent homeowners are renovating older twentieth-century neighborhoods once suffering from decline. Dr. Lawrence’s unique approach combines a study of historic preservation with ethnographic fieldwork to shed light on issues of heritage, preservation, gentrification, class, ethnicity, and contested values in suburbia that have worldwide implications.

 

Our guest speaker:

 

 Professor Denise Lawrence-Zuniga

 

Denise Lawrence-Zuniga, PhD.

Professor of Architecture and a sociocultural anthropologist at the
College of Environmental Design,
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, soup du jour,
mixed greens with house vinaigrette dressing.

 

With one of the following selections:

Coq Au Vin –
Traditional French dish of chicken cooked in a red wine sauce with mushrooms and pearl onions.

Fresh Boneless Trout Almondine

Pasta Monegasque –
Penne paste with tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.

 

All with sherbet and coffee or tea.

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost: $40 general public, $30 members, $25 for students with ID

On-line registration closed on September 12th.

 

On-line registration is now closed. Seats are no longer available. 

Download the Event Flyer
(If you did not receive the event email)

On-site registration is not available, as the event is full. After the registration closure date, refunds will not be provided.

This event is eligible for 1.5 hours of AICP Certificate Maintenance Self-Reporting Credit.

In partnership with the Los Angeles Section of the American Planning Association.

 

APA CA Logo - Los Angeles Chapter

Pasadena Heritage Logo 

 

 

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Save the Dates for these Exciting Upcoming Events!

 

SCPC asks that you save the dates for
these upcoming events.  See you there!

 

 

September 14, 2016

An Evening with
Professor Denise Lawrence-Zuniga, PhD

Department of Architecture,
Cal Poly Pomona

Suburbia, embraced and problematic, has aged and revealed characteristics worth saving. In her new book, Protecting Suburban America, Professor Lawrence-Zuniga, with her background in social and cultural anthropology, examines historic preservation in Southern California.

 

October 19, 2016

An Evening with
Zev Yaroslavsky

Former LA County Supervisor

 During his career Zev Yaroslavsky has been one of the region’s most influential leaders, broadly influencing public policy and implementation. Join our discussion on contemporary issues and Los Angeles’ future.

 

January 12, 2017

Annual New Year Program with
Michael Dukakis

Former Massachusetts Governor
and 1988 Presidential Candidate

 Michael Dukakis continues to advance excellence in governance, both as a professor of public policy, public transit proponent, and advocate for urban America. Kick off the new year and interact as he shares his perspectives.

 

 

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Event Summary – 2016 SCPC Board Retreat

 

This is a summary of a previous SCPC
Board event, from June 23, 2016.

 

2016 SCPC Board Retreat –

“Get on the Train!”

 

On In June 2016, the Board of the Southern California Planning Congress (SCPC)  got together for a retreat, called “Get on the Train!.” The purpose was to travel on the new LA Metro’s Expo Line Phase 2 extension that culminates is Santa Monica and experience the ride.

Some members traveled on the Metro Gold Line light rail from as far away as Pasadena or on the Red/Purple Line subway to reach Culver City to connect with the Metro’s new extension.  Some also took other transit lines and modes of travel, but  all gathered at the Culver City station to begin the journey to Santa Monica together.

 

A station with options –
the next-train display at the 7th Metro Center station

 

Most of the Expo Line follows a train line that opened in 1875: the Los Angeles and Independence Railroad. That line was later used by the Southern Pacific Railroad, the Los Angeles Railway, and finally, the Pacific Electric Railway. The latter ended passenger service in 1953. Freight trains continued to use the tracks until the late 1980s.

The Expo Line (the ‘Purple Line’) is the first passenger train line on the Westside in half a century. Phase 1 of the L.A. Metro’s Expo Line was completed in June, 2012. 

Here are the stations we stopped at along the way, learning more about a few of the neighborhoods served by the Expo Line Phase 2:

 

The Culver City Station is an elevated station adjacent to the downtown area of Culver City. This was the western terminus of the Expo Line from June 2012 to May 2016, before the Expo Line Phase 2 project was completed.  Initially, there was a large parking lot on the north side of the station, but that is currently being turned into a  mixed-use development.  This development, The Ivy Station project, will be constructed in three separate buildings with pedestrian ways and open spaces between them, and will include office, hotel, and apartment uses, and shops and restaurants on the ground floor areas of each building.  The station is ideally located within walking distance of Downtown Culver City and the Hayden Tract tech employment area. 

 

Creative Metro advertising pieces, referencing things to see,
and L.A. pop culture to boot. 

 

Our Board members gathering in the shade of the Expo Line
tracks overhead,
at  the Culver City Station

 

 

Many of the station canopies incorporate a common theme of ocean waves,
including this one at the Culver City Station.

 

The Westwood/Rancho Park Station is an at-grade station, located adjacent to Westwood Boulevard in the Rancho Park neighborhood of West Los Angeles.  Project opponents in the local predominantly single-family residential area filed a lawsuit to stop construction, but they were ultimately unsuccessful.  In the end, Metro decided to build the station without parking, becoming a “neighborhood station” under Metro terminology and relies on walking, transit, and bicycle trips for access to and from the station.  The station is located within walking distance of the Westside Pavilion mall.

 

A station public art piece displays a Pacific Electric railway ticket,
the system that formerly operated in this corridor.

 

A modern-day rail transit line accessing Santa Monica
and the coast has been a long-time coming in L.A.

 

Another public art reference to the rich transportation history
on the Expo Line corridor

 

The Expo/Bundy Station is located on an elevated east-west structure above north-south Bundy Drive, south of Olympic Boulevard. The station has heavy vehicle traffic surrounding it, partly due to the proximity of nearby major freeways interchanges.  On the ground level of this station, Metro provided easy access to and from Metro’s bike trail which can be seen along many segments of the right-of-way . 

 

Colorful public art at the Expo/Bundy station

 

Public art referencing the previous coastal links
provided by the Pacific Electric system

 

An abstract geometry of the former rail line,
and the Pacific Electric system logo

 

The 26th Street/Bergamot Station is an at-grade light rail station located adjacent to the Bergamot Center arts complex.  The Board had a light lunch here at the Bergamot Café and discussed the organization’s goals for the future.  Many galleries and art institutions are housed in this complex. 

 

Photos of Bergamot Station, the café,
and Board members taking a break during the Retreat

 

Downtown Santa Monica Station: The Board reached the end of the line in Santa Monica, with the grand arrival at the beach marked by a large pedestrian plaza and pedestrian and bicycle linkages in all directions.  This is the new way to get across the LA area to Santa Monica without a car.

 

The newly-improved pedestrian promenade to 3rd Street,
Ocean Avenue, and the Santa Monica Pier and beach. 

 

For many years, a rail link to the beach and Santa Monica
was discussed, and finally its here. 

 

Within the station plaza, an art and
wayfinding piece. 

 

Our Board members and guests discuss this
major terminus station, and then go off to find some coffee. 

 

 

For more information, refer to the Metro Expo Line map and timetable

 

 

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Thanks to Robert “Bud” Ovrom for Convention Re-Invention!

 

The Southern California Planning Congress would like to thank
Robert “Bud” Ovrom for an informative and entertaining event!

 

Convention Re-Invention!

 

How will LA Create a
Convention Center Superstar?

 

Conv Center Proj Rendering 

 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Taix French Restaurant:
1911 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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Long striving for competitiveness in the international convention and tourism marketplace, the Los Angeles Convention Center/Farmer’s Field partnership held promise. Though the sports venue has gone elsewhere, billions of dollars continue to be invested in Downtown Los Angeles, and the development of eleven new and planned area hotels represent a critical link. A promising strategy for the Los Angeles Convention Center may finally, and permanently, cement the facility’s prominence as a convention and tourism superstar in an increasingly bustling downtown.

 

Our guest speaker:

 

Robert “Bud” Ovrom

Executive Director,
Department of Convention and Tourism Development,
City of Los Angeles

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, soup du jour,
mixed greens with house vinaigrette dressing.

 

With one of the following selections:

Coq Au Vin –
Traditional French dish of chicken cooked in a red wine sauce with mushrooms and pearl onions.

Fresh Boneless Trout Almondine

Pasta Monegasque –
Penne paste with tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.

 

All with sherbet and coffee or tea.

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost: $40 general public, $30 members, $25 for students with ID

 

This event has passed.  

Download the Event Flyer
(If you did not receive the event email)

On-site registration (by check only) is an additional $10 and not guaranteed. After the registration closure date, refunds will not be provided. 

This event is eligible for 1.5 hours of AICP Certificate Maintenance Self-Reporting Credit. 

APA CA Logo - Los Angeles Chapter

In partnership with the the Los Angeles Section of the American Planning Association.

 

 

 

Questions?
 
For further information contact Bob Fazio at (626) 765-4036 or at rjfazio@mac.com.

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Event Cancellation – “Hooray for Hollywood! Resurgence and Challenges From the Street”

 

The Southern California Planning Congress
has cancelled this event.  Thank you for your interest. 

 

Hooray for Hollywood!

Resurgence and Challenges

from the Street

 

SCPC EventMay26 PhotoCollage2 

 

 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Taix French Restaurant:
1911 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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Hollywood. The word stimulates dreams, provokes images of a glamorous past, yet the place, while alluring, is sometimes disappointing. With its mix of neighborhoods, new and historic buildings, tourist attractions, shops, restaurants, theaters, and late night clubs, Hollywood is transforming itself. Its boosters, preservationists, residents, and developers seek a sustainable, livable and orderly transition towards a renewed community.

Hollywood’s emergence as a robust, 24-hour center encompasses vision, fantasy, and reality. Developments such as Palladium Residences, Millennium Hollywood, and the mixed-use Columbia Square, would expand the area’s character and enliven its appeal. The Hollywood Entertainment and the Sunset Boulevard Business Improvement Districts are front and center. They wrestle, however, with retail and business diversity, promotion, beautification, congestion, parking, clean and safe sidewalks, panhandler theatrics, and homeless people. To top it all off, the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative’s measure to curb growth will have citywide consideration.

Learn from those who know Hollywood from the ground up, what is current, what is needed, and what challenges lie ahead.

 

Our guest speakers:

 

Kerry Morrison

Executive Director, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance, Hollywood
Entertainment District BID and Sunset & Vine BID, and Mayoral
Appointee to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

 

Joseph Mariani

Associate Executive Director, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance,
 Hollywood Entertainment District BID, Sunset & Vine BID, and Mayoral
Appointee to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, soup du jour,
mixed greens with house vinaigrette dressing.

 

With one of the following selections:

Coq Au Vin –
Traditional French dish of chicken cooked in a red wine sauce with mushrooms and pearl onions.

Fresh Boneless Trout Almondine

Pasta Monegasque –
Penne paste with tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.

 

All with sherbet and coffee or tea.

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost: $40 general public, $30 members, $25 for students with ID

 

SCPC has cancelled this event. 
Current registrants will receive refunds via PayPal.

 

Download the Event Flyer   (If you did not receive the event email)

This event is eligible for 1.5 hours of AICP Certificate Maintenance Self-Reporting Credit

 

 

Questions?
 
For further information contact Bob Fazio at (626) 765-4036 or at rjfazio@mac.com.

Also, visit our Facebook page and click the “like” button to receive future updates as they are posted.
You can also follow us via Twitter for updates.

Event Summary – EnviroMetro

 

This is a summary of a previous SCPC event,
from March 8, 2016.

 

Greening LA’s Growing

Transportation Network

 

EnviroMetro Logo2

EnviroMetro ElMonte

 

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, the Southern California Planning Congress (SCPC) hosted a presentation and discussion with  leaders of EnviroMetro. 

EnviroMetro is a coalition of over 60 Los Angeles-based organizations seeking to broaden Metro’s long range planning vision as it implements an expanding transportation network.  EnviroMetro advocates reducing emissions, improving health, protecting natural assets, developing a comprehensive regional active transit network, and supporting economic opportunity by developing green public infrastructure.  The systems would provide equitable access to a comprehensive system of parks and open space, a project called “Transit to Trails.” 

The event guests had some time for networking and mixing, before sitting down for dinner.

 

 

Julianna Delgado, SCPC President, introduced EnviroMetro’s core planning team: Claire Robinson, Managing Director of Amigos de los Rios; and Belinda Faustinos of San Gabriel Mountains Forever. 

 

 

The group of forward-thinking organizations has worked with Metro on shifting its investment priorities to usher in a new era of green, equitable, and healthy transportation in Los Angeles. Additionally, the coalition was instrumental in shaping Measure M, the transportation ballot measure, which was recently approved by voters.

 

 

Some of the transportation networks needs addressed during the presentation and discussed afterwards included the following:

  • Enhance Equity & Public Health — Disadvantaged communities are most reliant on public transit and active forms of transportation, but displacement threatens their ability to access these unsatisfactory networks. Emphasis is needed on providing low-cost and safe mobility options to connect underserved communities with employment options and open space.
  • Integrate Natural Assets Into First/Last Mile Strategy — The region’s river corridors are currently underutilized and could provide a safe and healthy setting for an active transportation network of trails.
  • Incorporate Green Infrastructure — In all Metro construction projects, consideration should be given to stormwater management, tree canopy cover, the urban heat island effect, and shifts in wildlife habitat.

 

 

The event was co-sponsored by the California Center for Land and Water Stewardship at Cal Poly Pomona.


For more information, visit the EnviroMetro site. 

 

 

 

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Thanks to Claire Robinson and Belinda Faustinos for Greening LA’s Growing Transportation Network!

 

The Southern California Planning Congress thanks
Claire Robinson and Belinda Faustinos for this event!

 

Greening LA’s Growing

Transportation Network

 

EnviroMetro Logo2 

EnviroMetro ElMonte 

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Taix French Restaurant:
1911 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Download the Event Flyer

 

 

EnviroMetro, a coalition of over 60 LA-based organizations, seeks to broaden Metro’s long range planning vision as it implements an expanding transportation network. For Metro’s proposed 2016 sales tax measure, EnviroMetro advocates reducing emissions, improving health, protecting natural assets, developing a comprehensive regional active transit network, and supporting economic opportunity by developing a green public infrastructure that provides equitable access to a comprehensive system of parks and open space, a project called “Transit to Trails.” Learn how you can help link transportation planning and funding to critical quality of life goals and objectives.

Co-sponsored by the California Center for Land and Water Stewardship at Cal Poly Pomona.

 

Our guest speakers:

 

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Claire Robinson
Managing Director, Amigos de los Rios

 

 

 

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Belinda Faustinos
Managing Director, San Gabriel Mountains Forever

 

 

 

 

The EnviroMetro core planning team is made up of these organizations, and many others. To learn more about EnviroMetro and see the complete list of supporters, visit envirometro.org

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DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, soup du jour,
  mixed greens with house vinaigrette dressing. 

 

With one of the following selections:

Coq Au Vin –
Traditional French dish of chicken cooked in a red wine sauce with mushrooms and pearl onions.

Fresh Boneless Trout Almondine

Pasta Monegasque –
Penne paste with tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.

 

All with sherbet and coffee or tea.

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost: $40 general public, $30 members, $25 for students with ID

 

This event has past and on-line registration is closed.   

 

If seats are available, on-site registration (checks only) is an additional $10 and is not guaranteed.
SCPC will not issue refunds to registrants after the registration deadline has passed. 

 

 Download the Event Flyer

(If you did not receive the event email)

 

 

Questions?
Email us at socalplanningcongress@gmail.com

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You can also follow us via Twitter for updates.

Event Summary – Playhouse District Tour


This is a summary of a previous SCPC event,
from September 26, 2015. 
 

 

The Pasadena Playhouse District

Special Saturday Morning Tour

 

 

 

The Playhouse District Association (PDA), a non-profit corporation formed in 1995, is dedicated to managing and marketing Pasadena’s Playhouse District. In 2001, a coalition of PDA members, property owners and business owners formed a Property-Based Business Improvement District (PBID). The PBID pools private dollars to fund activities and services in the 32-block Playhouse District which is governed by an eleven-member board of directors representing the District’s property owners, businesses and institutions.

 

 Playhouse Facade

The Pasadena Playhouse,
from the Vroman’s/Laemmle’s Courtyard 

 

The Pasadena Playhouse, the area’s core landmark , closed in 1969, as part of a bankruptcy and did not reopen until 1986. The City bought the Playhouse during that long closure. Other changes came over the year. The JW Robinsons department store closed in 1990, replaced by the area’s first urban two-story Target in 1993. In 1995, the Streetscape and Walkways Plan was adopted. Then, in 2001, the Business Improvement District was formed.

 

 Area Wayfinding Sign

An Area Wayfinding Sign for Pedestrians

 

Within the District, thirty-five buildings are on the National Register. Little or no parking is provided on these building sites, due to the era in which they were built. The City provides 200 spaces in parking lots, but the District is 1,100 spaces short on parking, if Code requirements were enforced on all grandfathered uses. The District needs more parking to support more street frontage and evening uses to enliven the pedestrian environment, but a competing factor for open land where it exists, is the need for park space. There are no public parks within the District.

 

 Sidewalk Retail

Sidewalk Retail and Restaurants

 

Sidewalk Retail

More Sidewalk Retail and Restaurants

 

Sidewalk Newstand

The Sidewalk Newsstand at Vroman’s Bookstore

 

Vroman's Courtyard

The Courtyard at Vroman’s

 

The California State Theater was formed in 1937, then the designation was later moved to the Pasadena Playhouse location. The 766 East Colorado building that housed the theater remained, now re-used as a commercial space. The Sears department store company established a regional office building there in the 1920s. The Grace Nicholson Art Gallery was established, then later became the Pacific Asia Museum.

 

 Former Playhouse Site

766 Colorado, Former Playhouse Location

 

Pedestrian Crossing Point

Pedestrian Crossing Point Between Playhouse, Office Complex

 

A new office building across from the Playhouse provides a courtyard that mirrors the form of the Playhouse entrance, and provides ground-level retail spaces that front the courtyard. Community involvement produced this element and other historic, Art Deco design nods to be included in the project, designed originally as a modernist, corporate-looking building.

 

 Office Complex Front Facade

Office Complex Front Facade

 

Office Complex Courtyard Facade

Office Complex Courtyard Facade

 

Office Complex Courtyard

Office Complex Courtyard

 

These are the current focus areas of the District Association:

  • Expand activity nodes
  • Develop underutilized parcels: parking lots on major corridors such as Colorado Boulevard, etc. ·
  • Renewal of the District agreement is in-process, which must be redone every five year

For more information, visit the Playhouse District Association on-line. 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Erlinda Romo for the Playhouse District tour!

 

Thanks to Erlinda Romo for the great presentation and
Playhouse District tour! 
 

 

The Pasadena Playhouse District

Special Saturday Morning Tour

 

 Playhouse Drawing

Image Source: Playhouse District Association

 

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Presentation 10:00 a.m., Walking Tour 10:30 a.m.
Lunch/Discussion 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Presentation Location:
Library, Pasadena Presbyterian Church,
585 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

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Experience the Playhouse District, Pasadena’s center for culture, commerce and community and home of the historic and influential Pasadena Playhouse and Ice House Comedy Club, the independent and venerable Vroman’s Bookstore, Laemmle’s Movie Theater, Pasadena Museum of California Art, and USC Pacific Asia Museum. Learn about one of Pasadena’s must successful business improvement districts with its variety of cultural, residential, retail, restaurant, office, and entertainment uses, all contributing to the area’s high quality of life.

 

Our guest speaker:

 

Erlinda Romo
Executive Director, Playhouse District Association

 

 

LUNCH MENU

Lunch from the Einstein’s Bagels will be served at the presentation location.  The following boxed lunch selections are available: 

Tasty Turkey – Roasted turkey, spinach, cucumber, lettuce, and tomato with Onion & Chive Shmear on an Asiago Bagel

Albacore Tuna Salad – Albacore tuna salad with celery, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and mayonnaise on a fresh-baked Multigrain Roll

Hummus Veg Out – Hummus, tomato, red onion, spinach, arugula, roasted red peppers, cucumber, and Garden Veggie Smear on a fresh-baked Multigrain Roll

All sandwiches are served cold, and come with seasonal fresh fruit salad and a gourmet cookie. 

Bottled water will be made available. 

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost is $25, and registration space is limited.

This event has passed. 
On-line event registration has been closed. 

 

Late registration may be available thru Friday, 9/25, but lunch availability would not be guaranteed.  Please contact us at socalplanningcongress@gmail.com for late registration questions. 

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(If you did not receive the event email)

 


MEETING LOCATION AND PARKING

 

Location: Library (Room 202), Pasadena Presbyterian Church,
585 East Colorado Boulevard, at Madison Avenue, Pasadena.

Event parking: Located on the west side of Madison Avenue, behind the church and mid-block between Colorado Boulevard and Union Street. $3 at central meter, credit cards accepted.

Directions to meeting room: From parking area, enter church office building through interior hallway, turn right and follow courtyard colonnade to the the upstairs library at Room 202.

A link to an aerial map is provided below.

 

Event Location Map

 

 
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Email us at socalplanningcongress@gmail.com

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“DTLA – A 24-Hour Center in the Making” has been cancelled.

 

This event has been cancelled. 
Current registrants will receive refunds. 

 

DTLA – Downtown Los Angeles

A 24-Hour Center in the Making

 

Downtown LA - from blogs.fidm.comPhoto Source: blogs.fidm.com

 

 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Taix French Restaurant:
1911 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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The robust Downtown Los Angeles we enjoy today has been more than 50 years in the making. A result of strong leadership, dedicated professionals, private investment, and public resources, the dream of a 24-hour urban center is coming true. New and revitalized neighborhoods have emerged, from the Old Bank District to South Park, the Fashion District to Gallery Row.

No longer just a 9-to-5 destination, DTLA is now sought after as a place to live, work, recreate and experience the arts, culture, and major events. Join the Southern California Planning Congress to hear one of the area’s most ardent proponents, with over 20 years of engagement, share his insights into Downtown’s past, present, and future. 

 

Our guest speaker:

 

Hal Bastian

 

Hal Bastian
President & CEO of Hal Bastian Inc., a Downtown revitalization consulting firm, and former Director of Economic Development & Executive Vice President of the Downtown Center Business Improvement District

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, Soup of the day,
Organic greens with house vinaigrette dressing, Fresh vegetable,
and Rice or potato.

 

With one of the following selections:

Coq Au Vin –
Traditional French dish of chicken cooked in a red wine sauce with mushrooms.

Fresh Boneless Trout Almondine

Pasta Monegasque –
Penne paste with tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.

 

All with Sherbet and Coffee or tea.

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost: $40 general public, $30 members, $25 for students with ID

 

This event has been cancelled. 

 

 

Download the Event Flyer
(If you did not receive the event email)

 

 

Questions?
Email us at socalplanningcongress@gmail.com

Also, visit our Facebook page and click the “like” button to receive future updates as they are posted.
You can also follow us via Twitter for updates.