San Fernando Valley Business Journal: Glendale’s New Center of Attention

Neighborhoods in Los Angeles with panache? Silverlake. Yeah. Atwater Village. Sure. And Glendale. What? You may not be aware that downtown Glendale has made a transition from sleepy to swanky over the past decade. Downtown Glendale is a safe, walkable, vibrant 18-hour urban district with all the jobs, housing, shopping, dining and entertainment one could imagine. It is “green,” with an emphasis on transit and “park once and walk everywhere.” Most importantly, it has created ever-increasing profits for property owners and businesses, and ever-increasing sales tax and property tax dollars for local governments. And it is a replicable model for many cities and...