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Bringing Back Broadway

With Traffic

By Eric Richardson — May 20, 2010 — 1 Comment

Councilman Jose Huizar wants to see the Bringing Back Broadway effort and the Downtown streetcar receive funds from a $600-million federal grant program.

Broadway Streetscape Design

By Eric Richardson — November 23, 2009 — 18 Comments

As they move forward on efforts to revitalize what was once Los Angeles' shopping and entertainment hub, Broadway planners are proposing something very un-L.A. ...


By Eric Richardson — July 10, 2009

The City Planning Commission yesterday approved the Broadway Theater and Entertainment District Design Guide, a planning document intended to guide renovations and...

Auto Park, on Broadway

By Eric Richardson — January 27, 2009 — 5 Comments

Despite the push to make Downtown a transit and pedstrian-oriented community, Los Angeles is still a city centered around the car.

In order to accommodate those...

Red Streetcar

By Eric Richardson — January 23, 2009 — 3 Comments

The effort to return a streetcar to Downtown took a major step forward today, as Dennis Allen was named Project Manager for the non-profit Los Angeles Streetcar...

Broadway Award

By Eric Richardson — December 11, 2008

Councilman Jose Huizar joked on Wednesday night that the Bringing Back Broadway effort has more meetings than city council. First announced on January 28, the effort...

558 S. Broadway

By Eric Richardson — December 05, 2008 — 7 Comments

Running today on New Geography is a Broadway critique by the Garment and Citizen's Jerry Sullivan, who scolds the Bringing Back Broadway effort for announcing redevelopment...

Ashes and Snow

By Eric Richardson — November 10, 2008 — 4 Comments

It's tough to get financing in today's market, but the city doesn't want to see that put a squeeze on Broadway redevelopment. While details are yet to be finalized...

558 S. Broadway

By Eric Richardson — October 22, 2008 — 30 Comments

Councilman Jose Huizar today took aim at the million square feet of vacant upper floors lining Broadway, introducing a motion intended to remove the red tape involved...

Bringing Back Broadway SD Field Trip Group Shot

By Eric Richardson — August 25, 2008 — 15 Comments

What can the redevelopment of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter teach us about how to foster Broadway redevelopment? That was the question that a group of more than fifty...

Moving Trolley

By Eric Richardson — August 21, 2008

A large group from Downtown is headed south today, taking part in a Bringing Back Broadway field trip to San Diego's Gaslamp District. Councilman Jose Huizar and...

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

By Eric Richardson — August 15, 2008 — 9 Comments

The concept of a Downtown streetcar took another step forward Friday, as the Bringing Back Broadway Trustees voted to create LA Streetcar, Inc. The organization...