The full SDAT visit was hosted DLANC on December 2-4, 2009. The national team of experts toured the neighborhood, met with stakeholders, and explored the many opportunities they identified Downtown.
Our partners during the process included: DLANC, CRA/LA, Department of City Planning, Urban Design Studio, Melendrez Partners, South Park BID, Metro, Historic Downtown BID, Council District 9, Gilmore Associates, Bureau of Sanitation, Department of Public Works, County Department of Regional Planning, DONE, AIA/LA, Fashion District BID, CK Architecture, Bike Writers Collective, USC, USGBC, AECOM, and the Rotary Club of Los Angeles.
The SDAT presented some concepts and ideas they will take into consideration as they build their final plan and recommendations for Downtown Los Angeles. The final report, anticipated in March 2010, will incorporate implementation strategies and tools for DLANC to use in advancement of our community sustainability goals.
It is recommended that DLANC take a 5-E approach: Empowerment, Equity, Environment, Economy, and Example. As Los Angeles is a polycentric city with a series of competing nodes, the SDAT sees Downtown as a regional center with an impact beyond our neighborhood boundaries. Here's the PowerPoint that was presented to the community on Friday, December 4:
Community-driven change: What will Downtown Los Angeles look like in five years? The SDAT recommends that DLANC help develop a VISION for our community. With so many competing interests and organizations taking on signficant projects, the community should drive change and focus the results based on our goals for a more livable, walkable and affordable community.
The team will continue to work on their recommendations for DLANC and will present us with a final report in March 2010. In the meantime, the Sustainability Committee will be meeting to discuss the SDAT process, review our 2009 projects and begin planning for our 2010 projects. We hope to see you on Tuesday, December 15 (Location TBD)!