LA's Valley May Get a Downtown of Its Own

Shigley, Paul
December 2004
Planning;Dec2004, Vol. 70 Issue 11, p37
Trade Publication
This article presents information on the creation of a city center in San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California. A volunteer team of professionals and architects have crafted a concept plan that would lead to the creation of such a city center. The Valley is an example of a post-World War II bedroom community, where large developers built a seemingly endless procession of housing tracts and shopping malls, all connected by freeways and arterials. This plan envisions a broad range of residential, office, retail and civic development to create a 24-hour district, although it doesn't specify numbers of units or square footage.


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