For more than 10 years, the transformation of Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles has been in the works. The area is to include hotel, residential and retail complexes, but progress has been delayed partly due to the recession. A first draft of architectural drawings of what it could look like was recently submitted but rejected by the Los Angeles Grand Avenue Authority, as it was found unappealing and boring. One of the evident risks is that the redesigned Grand Avenue may look too much like LA Live. The rejection of the first proposal may leave unanswered questions, but critics say it may pave the way for a new direction for the transformation. The Authority ultimately voted to give the developer a 4-month extension to present more suitable designs. Should the transformation fail to happen, LA County could be faced with legal responsibilities because of the $50 million developers invested in the improvement of Grand Park.