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Final Update

Posted on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 05:25PM by Gaurav Srivastava

CRA/LA was dissolved on February 1, 2012. For the last 18 months, staff at the CRA's successor agency, District stakeholders, and the entire project team have fought to keep this project alive. Unfortunately, we have not been successful....
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FashionYourDistrict Update

Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2012 at 10:13AM by Gaurav Srivastava

Here is the latest in what is going on with FashionYourDistrict. For those not in the loop, we lost our client, the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles – CRA/LA, to the State budget earlier this year. Along with 400 other...
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Ideas Exhibition now at the Flower Market

Posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 09:33AM by Gaurav Srivastava

The Ideas Exhibition is now a traveling exhibition within the Fashion District, and it has found a temporary home in the Flower Market. The exhibits are set up at Southern California Flower Market at 755 Wall Street (one of the oldest continuousl...
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CRA/LA Update

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 09:20PM by Gaurav Srivastava

Some of you are probably aware that CRA/LA – the city’s redevelopment agency spearheading our planning effort in the Fashion District – will cease to exist on February 1.  After months of uncertainty, stemming from the Governor’s effort to eliminate redevelopment agencies across California, the Stat...
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Ideas Exhibits are Online

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 07:46AM by Gaurav Srivastava

In case you were unable to attend the Ideas Exhibition earlier this month (or even if you did), a pdf of all exhibits has been uploaded to the Resources section of the website. Also uploaded are the notes that visitors left on the comment wall and the summaries from the di...
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Exhibition Photos

Posted on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 01:38PM by Gaurav Srivastava

Photos are posted on our Facebook page. We are open until 8pm today and from 10am to 8pm on Saturday. The final discussion forum is at 10.30am on Saturday...
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Idea Exhibits are up on Facebook

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 03:36PM by Gaurav Srivastava

The Ideas Exhibition is now open (10am to 8pm) every day through Saturday, November 12. If you've been trying to get here but haven't found the time, all the exhibits are also up...
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Ideas Exhibition - Save the Date(s)!

Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 at 01:57PM by Gaurav Srivastava

UPDATE:Our event flyer has more details. Spanish version here. See you next week!
Our next community event will be held in mid-November ...
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Fashion District Park and Grant Funds Update

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 03:01PM by Gaurav Srivastava

As many of you know, our application for Prop 84 Statewide Park funds to build a new 0.75 acre park at City Market was submitted in late June. These previous ...
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CRA/LA and FashionYourDistrict Update

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 08:06AM by Gaurav Srivastava

Latest update here and here.
If you have been following California’s latest ...
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Art Walk Comes to the Fashion District

Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2011 at 12:03PM by Gaurav Srivastava

In case you haven't already heard, starting this Thursday (June 9), Downtown Art Walk will start making its way into the Fashion District. Two blocks on Los Angeles Street, between 7th and 9th, will be the main focus (in the District)...
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Park Workshop Door Prize

Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 08:48AM by Gaurav Srivastava

Quick note to thank everyone who made it to the workshop last week. Special thanks to Peter Fleming, Randy Yamamoto, and everyone at City Market for hosting us......
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A New Park in the Fashion District?

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 04:14PM by Gaurav Srivastava

The Fashion District, while one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Los Angeles, faces an acute lack of open space. A key recommendation that will emerge from the ongoing planning effort is to aggressively address this critical need....
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Market Study Available for Download

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 02:53PM by Gaurav Srivastava

As part of the Design for Development effort, a market analysis study of the Fashion District has been conducted over the last several months. The study is now available for download in the resources section, or you can download the pdf file directly......
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Workshop Summaries Are Online

Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at 12:35PM by Gaurav Srivastava

Quick note to say that summaries and materials from the January workshops are available under the Resources tab on the left. This is a quick link to the summary, this to the......
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Workshop Video Summaries

Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 at 10:48AM by Gaurav Srivastava

Thanks to all who participated in the workshops on January 27 and 29. The discussions were engaging, your input insightful, and your commitment to the future of the Fashion District clearly visible. The feedback you provided will guide our work for the next few months as we draw up plans and alter...
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Online Survey Is Up

Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 02:34PM by Gaurav Srivastava

Update: Quick link to survey.
If you really wanted to attend our workshops this week, but are unable to we have an online survey just for you. The questions in the survey are the same that we are discussing at the workshops and th...
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Community Workshops on January 27 and 29, 2011

Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 01:48PM by Gaurav Srivastava

We are hosting three community events at the end of January (details below). You are certainly welcome to attend all, but the idea behind the multiple events is to give the Fashion District community multiple options to participate given the constraints of their schedules. Pick a workshop day and ...
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Workshop Location Confirmed

Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 10:06AM by Gaurav Srivastava

Community workshops scheduled for January 27 and 29 will be held at 715 S. Los Angeles St. This is a storefront space at the ground level of the historic Merchants Exchange Building (right across the street from Santee Court). Our thanks go ou...
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The Sand Bags are Out

Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 09:26AM by Gaurav Srivastava

It’s been raining non-stop for almost a week in Los Angeles. In fact, it’s rained so much, that when the clouds are done and gone (sometime later this week) we’ll end up with five inches of rain in five days (a third of LA’s 15-inch annual average). But with the rain comes street flooding in the...
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Save The Date!

Posted on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 05:25PM by Gaurav Srivastava

If you are on our mailing list, you probably already know this. Our first two community workshops are scheduled for late January, 2011. One will be held on a weekday evening (January 27, Thursday, 6-8pm) and the other will be held on a weekend morning (January 29, Saturday, 10am-noon). Pick a d...
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Updated Resource Materials

Posted on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 10:32AM by Joan Isaacson

We have uploaded additional documents to our Resources section. These are primarily related to focus group discussions held a few weeks ago (September 30 and October 14, 2010). Seven meetings were conducted in small groups with three to seven ...
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New Comment Feature

Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 at 05:23PM by Joan Isaacson

We have a new link (floating over the photograph on the right), which you can use to send us feedback directly. Your comment gets sent via email to the project team and does not get published on the website. You can always still comment on individual blog posts - like this one - via the dialo...
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Stakeholder Meeting #2

Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 04:57PM by Gaurav Srivastava

UPDATE: Outreach update is now available for download as a pdf. Our second stakeholder meeting was held on October 21. Materials presented at that meeting are now available in our Resources section. The market study update is a downloadable pdf, while t...
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Market Week in the Fashion District

Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 11:08AM by Gaurav Srivastava

Market Week for Spring 2011 collections was held October 15 through 19. At this, and four other Market Weeks that are held during the year, buyers from all over the globe attend to place orders with manufacturers and designers, as they stock up for upcoming seasons (spring in this case). On Friday...
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What we heard on Maple Avenue at Park[ing] Day

Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 10:14AM by Gaurav Srivastava

Dozens of people stopped by our Park[ing] Day space on Maple Avenue on September 17. Some of what we heard is captured in the video diary posted earlier. This post presents a more organized synthesis of the ke...
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CicLAvia (almost) comes to the Fashion District

Posted on Monday, October 11, 2010 at 09:16AM by Gaurav Srivastava

CicLAvia, Los Angeles' version of Ciclovía, a community event that opens streets up for bicyclists and pedestrians (originally started in Bogotá, Colombia many years...
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Park[ing] Day update

Posted on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 09:31AM by Gaurav Srivastava

UPDATE: HD version of the video diary is here. Park[ing] Day LA was on September 17. Our two-spot park on Maple Avenue, between 11th and 12th Streets, was open from 10am to 3pm. It was multi...
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We are on Facebook and Flickr

Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 01:33PM by Gaurav Srivastava

Quick post to let you know that our Facebook page and Flickr account are now up and running. Browse away. ...
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Getting Started (also, Park[ing] Day on September 17)

Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 05:41PM by Gaurav Srivastava

The Fashion District Design for Development Project officially kicked off on August 12, 2010. We have 18 busy and exciting months ahead of us, during the course of which, you – residents, property owners, business owners, workers, tenants, visitors, neighbors, shoppe...
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