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Wednesday: Forum on Broadway Development and Streetcar

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, November 07, 2011, at 09:18AM
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Rendering of the proposed L.A. Streetcar running in front of the Orpheum Theatre, site of Wednesday's forum.

The Bringing Back Broadway effort will turn four years old in just a few months, and on Wednesday the effort led by Councilman Jose Huizar will hold a community forum to discuss the latest on the project and its most visible byproduct, the L.A. Streetcar.

At the January 2008 unveiling, hopes ran high for public and private investment on the Broadway corridor.

While revitalization of the million square feet of unused upper floor space has moved slowly, planning has pushed forward on the streetcar effort. Huizar made the project a centerpiece of Broadway planning after a 2008 trip to Portland, and environmental work is underway on a planned $100 - $130 million line.

Wednesday's "Future of Your Downtown" discussion will take place at the Orpheum Theatre (842 S. Broadway). An open house will take place from 5:30 to 6:30pm, followed by a presentation and panel discussion scheduled to run until 8pm.

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