The Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) has released a new report covering the once and future portrait of Downtown LA. It offers a snapshot of the city’s mood prior to the current pandemic, and how people and businesses are coming together to ensure LA thrives now and into the future.
More information can be found at: https://downtownla.com/article/a-once-and-future-portrait-of-dtla
The new report explains that between September and November of 2019, DCBID asked 3,656 residents, workers and visitors for their thoughts and opinions of LA. This was part of an ongoing mission to source personal insight and information on the city from a ground-up level.
Data found as a result of the questionnaire is used to shape the future development plans and programs throughout LA. Last year’s survey showed enthusiasm for the city, with 80% feeling passionate about the area. More than 71% thought that Downtown LA was moving in the right direction.
Since then, the pandemic has struck and impacted LA and every city around the US and the world. This has led to huge impact on the commercial and business sectors, with office leasing falling to its lowest point since the Great Recession.
However, data revealed in the DCBID survey shows that the community is strong and able to come together. Results highlight the community strengths that DCBID believe will help Los Angeles to weather the virus and emerge from lockdown stronger.
They state: “Survey results showed Downtowners as passionate, knowledgeable, committed to their neighborhood, and optimistic about its future. In the past few months, we have witnessed this commitment in action with countless members of the DTLA community coming together: to support local businesses, to share resources, to celebrate healthcare workers, and so much more.”
Numerous events are available on the Downtown calendar as residents and businesses seek to emerge from the current crisis. For example, Public School 213 will be open every day for takeout, and customers can also enjoy food from Pez Cantina.
Other cultural events include Thought Experiments in F# Minor, Let’s Roam Los Angeles Scavenger Hunt, and Light Spectrum – the Jen Stark art installation. The DTLA site lists numerous ways that residents can help local businesses and the funds available to provide direct support.
Full details can be found on the URL above. Additional information is available at: https://downtownla.com/calendar
Interested parties can also find out more by visiting: https://downtownla.com/explore/events
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