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Innovation District Proposed for Civic Center

A proposed master plan for the City of Los Angeles’ Civic Center incorporates innovation districts designed to infuse more life into the area. The plan envisions adding a mix of uses including residential, retail and open, green space.

The collection of government office buildings north of 1st Street house the largest number of public employees outside of Washington, D.C. Yet after work hours, there is little reason to remain or visit the area.

The master plan, prepared by IBI Group and Ernst & Young, will guide development over the next 15 years. A key component of the plan is a first-of-its-kind Civic Innovation District, that features a retooled area built along an “axis scheme.”

New pedestrian corridors between City Hall and Little Tokyo, the Historic Core, Union Station and El Pueblo would be flanked by a series of mixed-use buildings.

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About Dennis Kaiser

Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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