Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 10

18 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 10 D owntown Los Angeles, California has become one of the most vibrant urban areas in the United States. Over the last two decades, new investments in housing, jobs, retail uses, public transportation, and cultural spaces have solidified the neighborhood’s reputation as a major metropolitan center. Now, Los Angeles is updating its Downtown Community Plan, which will guide the neighborhood’s growth and development over the next two decades. Through the public process of drafting a new plan, which has been ongoing since 2014, the City has developed policy proposals that put equity and sustainability first. As demand for housing and jobs continues to grow along with Los Angeles’s population, ngeles, equity and sustainability first