STRAIGHT DOWN CENTURY BOULEVARD’ ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS THE EXCITING THINGS HAPPENING IN THE GATEWAY AREA
The 2018 LAX Coastal Chamber Magazine features a cover story on the exciting things happening in and around the Gateway LA area.
“Hollywood may have its sign and Santa Monica may have its pier, but there is no doubt that our community is quickly becoming the focus of Los Angeles. From the massive makeover of Los Angeles International Airport to new public transit connections to a wide array of new developments in the area, the Century Boulevard corridor is more than just the gateway to Los Angeles, it is the focal point of the City of Angels.”
The story goes on to feature the airport’s multi-billion-dollar Landside Access Modernization Project or LAMP.
Well underway, the project consists of an Automated People-Mover (APM) system with six stations that will run between the central terminal area and several other project components. It also includes a consolidated rent-a-car facility and two new Intermodal Transportation Facilities as well as public parking and passenger drop-off and pick-up areas.
“The LAMP program is one that will create a world-class experience when traveling to and from the airport,” said LAWA Executive Director Deborah Flint. “This project will ultimately connect our guests to our regional transportation system, and will create many construction jobs, ensuring that the local workforce is part of building the future of LAX.”
While LAMP projects will improve the experience for travelers, it also presents a unique, once-in-a-generation opportunity for businesses surrounding the airport to capitalize on the airport’s drive to modernize.
The article also featured some major upgrades among Gateway-area properties.
“The hotels here are stepping up their game,” said Laurie Hughes, executive director of Gateway Los Angeles, in the piece. “They really have to. After one renovates, the others need to in order to be competitive.”
Hughes, who has been working for LAX improvements for almost two decades, is proud of the way the neighborhood is developing.
“We’ve gone from barbed wire, cargo facilities and nude bars to upscale hotels and places to eat,” she said. “We have 8,000 hotel rooms. What we’ve needed is amenities like restaurants and things for people to do. Now, hotels are putting in restaurants on their first floors.”
The magazine was distributed in March to chamber members and the surrounding community. To get a print copy of the magazine, please call the chamber at (310) 645-5151 or view the entire story online at www.laxcoastal.com