Guest post by Jonathan Nettler, Director, ULI Los Angeles
ULI Los Angeles is pleased to announce the publication of its first Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) report to infuse the findings of ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative, and the health-related expertise of its local members, into a vision for a healthy community.
In June, a panel of ULI member-experts was asked by the Huntington Memorial Hospital Trust to examine how real estate holdings located adjacent to its hospital campus in Pasadena could be used to create a “healthy district”. Led by Chair Jeffrey Lambert, Community Development Director for the City of Ventura, the panel’s recommendations for utilizing the Trust’s properties for both financial gain and community benefit have recently been published and are now available on the ULI Los Angeles website.
Recommendations including strengthening pedestrian and bicycling linkages, energizing streets, encouraging a mix of uses and leading a collaborative visioning effort among key stakeholders are aimed at expanding the hospital’s mission to promote health and wellness to the neighborhoods surrounding its medical campus. To facilitate these objectives without losing market momentum, the panel has proposed the creation of a Health, Education, Arts, Research and Technology (HEART) overlay zone to allow projects to move forward that are not allowed under the area’s current Specific Plan.
Read the report here.