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MTA Looking to Lease Out Space

The MTA's 26-story tower has some extra room to spare. All the consolidationa and widdling down has reduced the MTAs workforce to a mere 1,600 lethargic bodies, thus creating some extra space in the attractive tower that sits adjacent to Union Station. What to do? What to do?

Those who protested when the $145 million tower was built a decade ago - with Italian granite, imported tile and massive board room - said the MTA has a chance to right its wrongs.

"Irrespective of the sins of the past, it is incumbent upon MTA to engage in rational decisions on their space utilization now," said Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. "If they do indeed find themselves with available space, we would think, as taxpayer advocates, to consolidate their operations and sublease space is a good thing."

The MTA hopes to have a study on the issue completed by September.

We can save the MTA the money of conducting a study and provide the solution to all its money worries. May we suggest "luxury condos". We know, its a radical idea that's never been tried in LA before. But we think we've got something here with our luxury condominium idea. Someone should look into it.
· Leasing empty floors an option [Daily News]