Accompanying recently revealed plans for a NFL Stadium next to the Staples Center, there are discussions to link the financial district to the new Farmers Field area with new public corridor.
LA Live developer AEG, leading the push for the new downtown stadium, is proposing a seven block development along Francisco Street, according to Curbed LA. The plan was described during a session at the American Planning Association conference yesterday, Ted Tanner of AEG explained the plan’s focus in turning Francisco Street into something similar to New Orleans’ French Quarter or San Diego’s Gaslamp District.
The “Avenue of Angels” would be coming in after the nearby mixed-use development, 7th+Fig, debuts this Fall.
The project was briefly mentioned in a January article in The Downtown News as a concept to bring more development and interconnectivity to Downtown LA. It continues to be in development. The downtown stadium, known as Farmers Field, is hoping to begin construction in early 2013.
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