Top U.S. planners will announce reccomendations on how to make Union Station the ultimate transit hub serving Los Angeles

As Metro looks to revitalize historic Union Station, plans to better integrate the station with the rest of downtown Los Angeles – in particular with Chinatown, Little Tokyo, El Pueblo and Civic Center – are also taking place. Metro, in partnership with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, has invited an Urban Land Institute (ULI) Advisory Services Panel to provide strategic advice to the City of Los Angeles about what land use, planning policies and infrastructure investments should be implemented. The goal is to capitalize on this major redevelopment and create better connectivity between Union Station and the greater downtown area. The Advisory Panel, consisting of eight experienced urban planners, architects and developers in the U.S. and chaired by developer and investor Charlie Kendrick, will announce their findings and reccomendations for development of Union Station and its surrounding area at a public briefing.
Friday, Dec.  9, 2011

Program 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Tateuchi Democracy Forum

111 North Central Avenue

Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

Parking: Parking available in Lot 7 off Judge John Aliso Street or street parking.

Charlie Kendrick, Panel Chair, Clarion Ventures, LLC Managing Director

Laura Aldrete, Parsons Brinckerhoff Senior Supervising Planner

Jennifer Ball, Central Atlanta Progress Vice President of Planning

Kenneth Ho, Real Estate Generation, LLC Principal

Todd Johnson, Design Workshop, Inc. Principal

Bill Kistler, Korn/Ferry International Senior Client Partner

Bill Lawrence, TR Advisors, LLC Director, Consulting Services

Amy Neches, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Manager

Panelists will give PowerPoint presentations with drawings of redevelopment plans for the area connecting to Union Station. Up-to-date information and real time feedback prior to briefing is available at ULI’s web forum which is also regularly checked by Metro. www.uli.org/unionstationpanel                                                                 Metro-179

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