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Uber Hipster Flip in Silver Lake, Casden's Controversial Mixed-Use Project

[John Lautner's Shaffer House. Photo by Elizabeth Daniels]

This Week's Top Stories: Tis the season for the Curbed Cup, and round one of our annual neighborhood of the year contest is over -- now things get real. Sometime a flip in Silver Lake is more than just a flip, especially when you prominently feature a ping-pong table in the listing photos. It looks like a giant Apple store, but in fact it will be full of thieves and murderers -- say hello to our new Downtown courthouse designed by SOM. A crazed Florida congressman wants to ensure people can get to and from LAX with ease. Somewhere above the Hollywood Reservoir, Richard Neutra's Hailey Residence has plotted for years to make you want it. OMG we want it now! Renderings of the massive mixed-user adjacent to the Expo Line from Casden have hit the internet, and it's not so much too big as it is too bland. The Cornfields Arroyo Seco Specific Plan (CASP) has gone all hibbelee-jibelee and will eliminate parking requirements and play around with floor area ratios.