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Yucca Corridor
Neighborhood of Los Angeles
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Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
City Los Angeles
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The Yucca Corridor is a '"formerly notorious" and "once crime-ridden" stretch of Yucca Avenue in Hollywood, California, north of Hollywood Boulevard and Mann's Chinese Theater. Today it is said to be "a hub for young professionals, artists, musicians and actors."

Geography

The Yucca Corridor Coalition of Property Owners and Managers delineates Yucca Corridor as bounded on the west by North Highland Avenue, on the north by Franklin Avenue, on the east by Vine Street and on the south by a line "just north of Hollywood Boulevard." In 2007 apartment condominiums were under development, but dwellers in the Corridor were mostly renters, and "mostly singles just starting their careers." In that year boutiques lined Yucca Street, which was described as "a trendy shopping spot hoping to rival Melrose Avenue" as a commercial center. Area nightclubs were said to "bolster the Yucca Corridor's thriving night life."

Gateway to Hollywood

In 2002, a 30-foot-high triangular glass tower, lighted from within, was installed in a traffic median at the intersection of Cahuenga Boulevard, Wilcox Avenue and Franklin Avenue. The $658,000 structure features the word "HOLLYWOOD" running vertically down its three sides and was designed to greet visitors who enter Hollywood from the Cahuenga offramp of the Hollywood Freeway.

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