Universal City Master Plan
- Los Angeles, California 1989
- Site Area: 425 acres | Project Area: 153.5 acres
The conceptual master plan was developed as a new urban form for developing the first major “second-growth”, pedestrian-oriented activity center in Los Angeles. It is a vision of a new prototype derived, in great part, from principles learned from the evolution of older, successful urban forms. The plan provides the framework for a joint owner/city-county/citizen collaborative in “co-authoring” a piece of history by creating a model of the “urban village” of the future. The focus of the plan is to locate the necessary uses and services needed by the various audiences within the vicinity and region in a physical relationship so as to maximize access, convenience, excitement and diversity while minimizing any incompatibilities between the uses or users. The center of the village provides a clustering of workplace, shopping, entertainment, cultural, hotel, eating and recreation (active and passive) uses, while protecting the existing studios, tour, backlot sets and adjacent residential areas. These uses are woven together through the nesting of each predominant use into districts, which are interconnected with each other by a network of pedestrian ways and streets.
- Open/Public Space