The Gateway to L.A. Property-based Business Improvement District includes more than 40 properties adjacent to Los Angeles International Airport where property owners tax themselves to make their community cleaner, safer and more vibrant. Founded on the principles of creating a better environment for visitors, employees and businesses, Gateway to L.A. takes seriously its role in making a difference in the community. Today, Gateway is leading the way in beautification efforts, green initiatives and promoting the area as a world-class destination for businesses, employees and the more 60 million visitors to Los Angeles from across the country and around the world.Gateway to L.A. features 12.3 million square feet of hotel, office, parking, retail and restaurant space, including the largest concentration of hotel rooms in the City of Los Angeles.Established in 1998, the Gateway to L.A. Property-Based Business Improvement District (PBID) three-year pilot program was a tremendous success. In August 2000, the PBID was renewed for a five-year term ending December 31, 2005. In December of 2005, with a majority of area property owners’ support, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously in favor of the plan to renew and expand the Gateway to L.A. PBID through 2015. The district’s annual operating budget is $841,000.
The PBID has successfully created a unified voice for concerned property owners and hotel operators who now work together to develop a cohesive, thriving and welcoming identity for the area.
The Gateway to L.A. PBID is a hub for visitors and businesses. The 4.4 million square foot PBID area features 12.3 million square feet of improvements, including a collection of 13 hotels, office buildings, restaurants, services, small businesses and several major parking facilities which serve area businesses and LAX. More than 30,000 people work in the PBID area.
With almost four million square feet of institutionally owned office space, the Gateway to L.A. district is a favored location for travel and air transportation-related companies. The Gateway to L.A. PBID is home to more than a dozen major hotels catering to both business and leisure travelers as well as serving event and meeting needs of the city. Collectively the hotels represent 7,298 rooms and 5,200,000 guests and visitors annually.
The Gateway to L.A. PBID encompasses properties along the north side of Century Boulevard from La Cienega Boulevard to Sepulveda Boulevard and along the south side of Century Boulevard from La Cienega Boulevard to Aviation Boulevard. The district also includes some properties that have physical addresses on La Cienega Boulevard, 102nd Street, 98th Street, Aviation Boulevard and Sepulveda Boulevard and Airport Boulevard. The expansion area is comprised of properties on the north side of 98th Street between Sepulveda Boulevard and Airport Boulevard, along with properties on the east side of Bellanca Avenue.