04/06/2012 12:46 pm ET Updated Jun 06, 2012

Is There A Demand For This In Los Angeles? - Room For Debate -

Ah, Hollywood. The idea of it conjures fantasy worlds, but the reality involves a popular but gritty neighborhood that’s going through some growing pains. A new rezoning plan is proposing that the low-rise, car-centric Hollywood of yore be replaced by skyscrapers and public transit hubs.

Is this the start of a “New Yorkified” Los Angeles? And if so, is the City of Angels ready?