Project Restore announced that the team of Suisman • Campbell • Rios has been selected to develop the conceptual master plan for downtown Los Angeles’s First Street. The 2.4 mile corridor links Disney Concert Hall on Bunker Hill to Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights. The street runs by Los Angeles City Hall, which was renovated by Project Restore, and across the Los Angeles River on the historic First Street Bridge. More than $2.4 billion is currently being reinvested along the corridor, from the Grand Avenue Project and the new Caltrans Headquarters to the East Side light rail project. Numerous mixed-use housing developments are also underway. The team, a joint venture of Suisman Urban Design, Campbell & Campbell, and Rios Clementi Hale Studios, will develop a detailed streetscape plan, as well as development, programming, marketing, and maintenance strategies for the street.
May 15, 2004