2007 Hines Competition Finalist – University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign



Team 9736
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

This scheme uses the revitalized river and new transit links to “reconnect the urban islands” that make up Los Angeles. Development around transit, along First Street, reconnects Downtown and Boyle Heights with the sprawling Los Angeles archipelago. The riverway, with open spaces extending into surrounding neighborhoods and a greened-in railyards, forms a common spine. At the Mariachi Plaza development zone, a neighborhood retail at grade and a high concentration of affordable and workforce housing above is proposed as a model development around transit.

College of Fine and Applied Arts

Samantha Singer, M. Urban and Regional Planning
Anuttama Dasgupta, M. Urban and Regional Planning
Todd Bjerkaas, M. Landscape Architecture
Leah Ostenberg, M. Urban and Regional Planning
Dongjun Lim, M.S. Finance

Faculty adviser: Brian M. Deal
Professional adviser: Mark Dixon

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