DTLA is set against the backdrop of up and coming Downtown Los Angeles. It centers on a celebrity choreographer who must fight to protect her status, family, business and secrets while she grooms a vulnerable young protege who will put her back on top.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
DTLA - Bringing Back Broadway - Netflix
Bringing Back Broadway is a public–private partnership begun in 2008 and led by Councilmember José Huizar, with Executive Director Jessica Wethington McLean, to revitalize the historic Broadway corridor of Los Angeles. Goals are to provide economic development and business assistance; encourage historic preservation; reactivate Broadway’s historic theaters and long-underutilized commercial buildings; and increase transit and development options by bringing a streetcar back to downtown Los Angeles with Broadway as the spine for the route. Under Bringing Back Broadway initiative the area has experienced a surge in new retail and restaurants and is becoming a focal point for creative office and boutique hotel development. City policies aimed at spurring this revitalization through Bringing Back Broadway include the City’s Historic Commercial Reuse Guidelines, Broadway Entertainment Zone policies, a facade lighting grant program, the Historic Broadway Sign District, and the Broadway Streetscape plan, one of the country’s largest road diets, which prioritizes people over vehicles and creates a safer and more vibrant pedestrian experience along Broadway.
DTLA - History - Netflix
Broadway, constructed as a part of the 1849 plan of Los Angeles by Lieutenant Edward Ord, is one of the oldest streets of the city and is a part of the National Register of Historic Places. For more than 50 years, Broadway from 1st Street to Olympic Boulevard represented the main commercial street of Los Angeles, and one of the premier theater and movie palace districts as well. The entire street is a live display of the grand and marvelous architectural and engineering feats of the 20th century. Despite having such a rich culturally enriched history, the Broadway corridor has not been able to meet up to its potential and expectations in the recent years. Most of the historic buildings are left vacant with a very low occupancy rate, especially on the upper floors. This presented a challenge to the city government of Los Angeles, which found expression through the Bringing Back Broadway initiative, launched in 2008. The Bringing Back Broadway initiative took up the active task to revitalize the historic Broadway corridor over a span of 10 years, through policy making and implementation of economic development strategies and tools.
DTLA - References - Netflix