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Community Planning - Uncommon Ground

For 30 years, the residents of the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles have cultivated a neighborhood rooted in the ideal of Uncommon Ground — a place where individuality is expressed and differences are appreciated. These attributes are essential for the production of creative work. The uncommon character and spirit of the Arts District makes it unlike any other neighborhood in Los Angeles.

Uncommon Ground community planning workshops have been sponsored by:

The workshops have been designed to bring together Arts District stakeholders, including property owners, developers, residents, representatives of arts organizations, local business owners, and employees to develop strategies to cope with the evolution of the community over the next decade.

City planning officials and the planning deputies of Council District’s 9 and 14 have participated as have invited guests with special expertise, including architects, artist residents and staff from SCI-Arc.  Much of the discussion from these workshops has materialized into increasing development for the District.


Uncommon Ground I - March 23, 2003

Uncommon Ground II - July 22, 2021

Uncommon Ground III - March 24

Uncommon Ground IV - Oct 28, 2020

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