Originally Posted by AlpineM3
I'm 29 and granted, can't go too far back, but i've never really been able to do what I have been lately DT. Walking around (somewhat comfortably), seeing a mix of older and younger crowd (mixed nationalities) walking around, going to dinner, walking their dogs etc......never in my life did I think i'd be hanging out DT, much less bar hopping and enjoying myself. Sure the L.A live complex and immediately surrounding areas are nice and new, but my main focus is true DT. Broadway, Grand, Hill, Spring, all areas i've walked up and down on and are somewhat impressed with. Progression is slow, but noticeable. Many buildings receiving the love they deserved, but we have a Loooooong way to go so it kind of still gets me angry at the negligence the city had for a very long time.
I've ranted on for far too long and maybe bored some of you, but as a fellow Angelino and avid DT goer, their is definitely a different feel to DT and the future looks bright. Statistics prove it with population on the rise, projects on the table and the want from people like yourselves and I.
I always appreciate reading postings from ppl who describe their personal, direct experiences in the hood. It's like a text version of photo updates, so for me such a post can never contain too many words.
You should be grateful that you're a part of the here & now, & are not like your predecessors, or ppl who were 29 yrs old back in the 1980s, 1970s, or definitely 1950s. that's cuz ppl back then were stuck in the middle of having to witness decades of dt going downhill. So if they wanted to see the hood turn around, they'd have to wait yrs & yrs into the future, until they were old & gray, or worse, never would have lived to see that moment.
I can relate to how you feel when seeing some of the still
aspects of dt, but always remember just how really
it was not too many yrs ago. however, cuz of a recent court decision that prevents police from managing homeless ppl, some of the streets have gotten dirtier over the past several months. That does make me:
As for the swapmeets or other divey businesses on broadway or other streets, as long as there are enough customers to keep those places open, they & the slumlords who squeeze whatever $$ they can out of such tenants will continue to hang around. so in that case, it will be ok if history repeats itself with the hood again seeing ppl fleeing from it----but this time shoppers who don't have much money----& favoring other hoods over dtla.
Originally Posted by ChelseaFC
Title Insurance Building across from Spring St Park to be 250 condos
that bldg is the one on the left, across from the el dorado....
^ ppl who end up calling that bldg home will have quite a lobby area for them or their guests to walk through. The bldg's website indicates it's currently occupied by businesses involved in fashion or similar trades, so I wonder how they feel about the bldg transitioning to residential? but I'm guessing there's not enough of them to make the owner want to keep the bldg as commercial space.