Downtown L.A. as a Destination Place

Get ready for Staples Phase 2 -- a billion dollar entertainment, retail, and hotel complex encircling the arena.

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June 25, 2000, 11:00 AM PDT

By Ali Valenzuela

The media buzz at the Convention Center is focused on the DNC's August Convention. But another venture is proceeding that may leave a more permanent mark on the City of Angels: Staples Phase 2--a billion dollar entertainment, retail, and hotel complex encircling the arena. Los Angeles Visitors and Convention Bureau Executive Vice President Michael Collins has been lamenting the absence of just such a development, and The Planning Report interviews him about his perspective on Staples Phase 2, the public subsidy debate, and how this project relates to the rebirth of Los Angeles and its Downtown as a "destination."

Thanks to Ali Valenzuela

Friday, June 23, 2000 in The Planning Report


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