A concentration or clustering of theaters, nightclubs, art galleries, music or comedy clubs, art galleries, concept stores, and other similar venues for live entertainment in addition to spin-off restaurants and bars. The District promotes a mixed-use, mixed-income demographic neighborhood environment with both rental and for-sale residential options.
Maryland Avenue between Wilson and Harvard. Maryland Avenue is anchored at either end by prominent civic and cultural venues – the historic Alex Theater to the north and the Central Library at the south – and includes the 1990s-era Exchange and Marketplace retail developments with nearby public parking garages.
- A “creative sign” permit process;
- Parking incentives (universal valet, shared parking policies);
- Standards for specific uses to eliminate discretionary approvals for desired uses such as theaters, nightclubs, and sports bars;
- District licensing procedures to ensure minimum standards of quality and professionalism by entertainment operators and promoters; and façade and tenant improvement grant programs.
For more information please email Jennifer McLain Hiramoto, Principal Economic Development Officer or call 818-548-2005.