Taxpayer Aid Approved for Gehry Grand Avenue Project

For years, city leaders have been trying to turn downtown LA's Grand Avenue into a vibrant urban center. But the centerpiece piece of that vision has gone unrealized: a pair of towers designed by Frank Gehry, across from Walt Disney Concert Hall. The city took a step toward finally building the towers on Tuesday, when a City Council committee voted to give a private developer nearly $200 million in taxpayer aid over 25 years to get the project done. Does that mean a groundbreaking is coming soon?

Credits

Guest:
Jon Regardie - contributor to LA Magazine, former executive editor of the Los Angeles Downtown News - @DowntownNews

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher, Sarah Sweeney