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  1. Hollywood Helix Prepared by: Oscar Morán, Meredith Drake Reitan, Barbara Schoenig, Benjamin Herkommer, Jakob Hurrle, Johannes Novy, Yoon-kyung Oh, Rory Fancler

  2. SWOT

  3. Fragmented Boulevard Entertainment Industry Not for Profit Entertainment “High quality” uses Sex- & T-Shirt-Business

  4. Grungy Boulevard Tourist Bubble Historic Buildings New Structures

  5. History of Glamour History of Decline Living Up the Hills Living in the Flats

  6. Hollywood Helix Global expectations Economic Growth Cohesiveness History Diversity Social Responsibility Innovation Local needs

  7. Hollywood BoulevardEntertainment Committee Bring together entertainment stakeholders community-based non profits, politicians, CRA, Chamber of Commerce, and actors • Build on the diversity of culture and entertainment in the area • Sustain diversity of culture as the asset of the entire place • Balance interests • Develop a common marketing and information strategy • Organize events and happenings • Entertainment planning for Hollywood Boulevard Financed through public art funding, CRA, Chamber of Commerce, private investors, Hollywood Studios, Film-Stars….

  8. Permanent Improvements • Common Marketing of Hollywood Boulevard Activities by HBEC: • Hollywood Helix as a local marketing tool • Visible Information Center designed by architecture students • Community participation for vacant space development • Creative people and small businesses • Off-Hollywood movies in vacant theatres • Develop the annual “Run of Fame” • “Explore Your Neighborhood” events on vacant parking lots • Community open air movie theatre • Temporary installations

  9. Hollywood Fellowship Program International fellowship program of the HBEC in cooperation with international foundations and the film-industry • Promote young music, art and film artists • Mutual inspiration and benefit between the artists, the entertainment industry and the community • Provide live-work space on Hollywood Boulevard and side-streets (vacant buildings) • Infill development for art and film studios on side-streets • Annual presentation of a ¨Central Hollywood Boulevard Festival¨

  10. Hollywood Boulevard Festival Central event in order to make Angelenos, as well as tourists aware of Hollywood Boulevard • Inauguration of the Information-Center to be designed in a student architect competition. • Large scale public events to welcome the first fellowship students • “Open House” temporary opening of vacant structure-landmarks for new ventures

  11. Temporary Installation: Hollywood Past and Present First Round of newly designed public art: “Look up-here”- signs

  12. Focused Use of Hollywood Boulevard Create a vibrant neighborhood framed by higher density anchors • La Brea and Vine anchors of global activity • public relations/advertising firms • Blocks between Cherokee and Ivar anchor local community • Heart of new residential and local business area • Encourage new local business development and rehabilitation • rent control, incentive zoning, space regulation • Permit street vendors, design carts by architectural competition (ex. MacArthur Park, Los Angeles) Insert Highland photo

  13. Localized Tourist Experience Create a 24-hour tourist destination on Hollywood Boulevard • Foster tourist interaction with local neighborhood (beyond the Boulevard). • Investigate creative uses for abandoned cinemas (i.e. themed hotel). • Opportunity for tourists to be extras in movies. • Extended stay hotels in bungalow/courtyard style. • Interactive interpretation of “Walk of Fame” • Display “star” information on walls with sound bites/visual snapshots

  14. Localized Tourist Experience Create a 24-hour tourist destination on Hollywood Boulevard • Foster tourist interaction with local neighborhood (beyond the Boulevard). • Investigate creative uses for abandoned cinemas (i.e. themed hotel). • Opportunity for tourists to be extras in movies. • Extended stay hotels in bungalow/courtyard style. • Interactive interpretation of “Walk of Fame” • Display “star” information on walls with sound bites/visual snapshots

  15. Street Beautification Program Encourage pedestrian traffic and business relocation to the Boulevard. • Tree planting(Michigan Avenue, Chicago) • Pedestrian-oriented street lighting • Pocket park development • Integrate new urban “furniture” • Lighting landmarks : Visual Impact • Public Art

  16. Pedestrian Infrastructure Orient the built environment to the pedestrian • Widen the sidewalk • Create pocket parks • Underground parking with public space on top – mixed-use • Develop tourist information space close to metro stop

  17. Transportation Infrastructure Streamline multi-modal transportation system • Maintain slower speed limit • Bump-outs • Encourage multi-modal transit • Drop off & pick up zone for tourists at two separate locations to encourage pedestrian traffic along the Boulevard • Maintain short-term parking on Boulevard • Provide incentives to concentrate parking in multi-story, shared lots

  18. Land Use Program Maximize existing structures and capture potential for infill development • Stimulate the use of existing structures • Create incentives for a variety of tenants & businesses • Facilitate Microcredit Lending Programs for small business development/rehabilitation • Protect non-commercial uses & promote non-retail uses • Create a corridor for restaurants, bars, cafés • Encourage private development of “smart” incubator space for creative uses and potential mixed-use • Mixed-use densification along the Boulevard • Develop existing parking lots and current vacant lots

  19. Undeveloped Lots

  20. The End