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The Byzantine-Latino Quarter (BLQ), located west of Downtown near Pico-Union, became a LANI neighborhood in June 1997. This community has a cultural vibrancy it is eager to share. With the "Byzantine" referencing the strong role of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the community, the name conveys the community's vision of a unique Pan-Latin and Greek retail center which attracts new customers from the nearby Convention Center and Staples Arena.

For more information on the BLQ Business Improvement District click here.

Decorative Trash Receptacles
BLQ Community

Project Elements

  • Comprehensive Community Work Plan
  • Street banners
  • Decorative crosswalks at 6 intersections
  • Pocket park on existing traffic island
  • Youth art program fabricating trash receptacles
  • Pedestrian Street Lights
  • Planters and plants
  • Street trees and decorative tree grates
  • Colorful painting of street lights
  • New sidewalk
  • Facade improvements

Councilmember Gil Cedillo
(213) 473-7001

Monica Carlos
(213) 627-1822 Ext. 15


Updated Winter 2013