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Los Angeles Development

News about commercial and residential development in LA.

Here are some hot takes on the Taix redevelopment plans

The old Tudoresque building in Echo Park is not long for this world.

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16 developments sprouting along the Crenshaw Line, mapped

Development is simmering along the rail line.

Construction still chugging along in LA amid pandemic

But the mayor has warned: "We will not be shy about shutting down construction sites."

LA cracked down on McMansions. Developers are still building them.

Huge single-family homes are nearly taking over entire blocks.

Opposition persists against plans for 420 apartments, beer garden at LA River

Plans from the New York-based developer also call for a restaurant, urban farm, and parking for more than 700 cars.

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Mapping the changes on Westlake’s horizon

Twenty-one high-profile projects are headed for the neighborhood that has so far resisted gentrification.

Are luxury apartments sitting empty in LA?

Everything you ever wanted to know about vacant housing units, including why one local official wants to tax them.

Pico-Union borders Downtown LA but avoided development boom spillover—until now

"I’m surprised at the enormity of the project," says one community organizer.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation sells Hollywood property to hotel developer

The nonprofit has often squared off against developers.

Panorama City tower, vacant since Northridge Earthquake, makes a comeback as 194 light-filled apartments

Will the reopening mark a turning point for the neighborhood?

Developer plans affordable apartments next to historic Watts Towers

213 affordable units for seniors, families, and homeless residents.

A first for Warner Center: Developer says yes to affordable housing

Thousands of new market-rate units are in the pipeline for the Valley neighborhood.

Metro tosses out development proposal, calls for more affordable housing in Westlake

Westlake is rapidly transforming, and to move ahead with the mostly market-rate project "would be aiding and abetting," Metro director says.

Planning commission thwarts appeal of homeless housing in Fairfax

The Pointe on La Brea would rise in an area of Fairfax that has been "plagued" with homelessness.

Renters need more protections as Hollywood booms, community groups say

A group is pushing for the city to create "strong anti-displacement, affordable housing, and sustainability policies."

In-demand neighborhoods should have even more affordable housing, councilmember says

Residents are being displaced to make way for new apartments that they can’t afford.

Renderings: See how 56-story skyscraper fits into Downtown LA’s Historic Core

It’s a taller, less flashy version of what was previously proposed—and it now calls for 608 residential units.

Megamansion developer Mohamed Hadid in trouble with building officials again

The city has halted work at Hadid’s latest mansion.

Big housing proposal for old Sunkist headquarters enters final stretch in Sherman Oaks

The "quite controversial" plans now enjoy broad community support.

‘Where should I go?’: Developer evicting Koreatown tenants to build new apartments

The developer is using the federal government’s Opportunity Zone program.

California Senate deals final blow to density bill SB 50

The legislation returned for reconsideration today, and failed to pass.

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Mapping the development explosion around LA Live

South Park is the fastest growing neighborhood in Downtown LA.

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Mapped: The 11 big projects poised to alter the Valley

From Chatsworth to North Hollywood, these are the game-changing developments headed to the Valley.

San Pedro Public Market cleared to start construction

The first phase of the revamped waterfront could open as early as 2021.

LA is encouraging developers to put denser housing near transit. Here’s how.

It’s like a mini Senate Bill 50, and in less than three years, the program has spurred plans for 20,000 new apartments.

Homeowner sues to stop Griffith Park homeless shelter, cites damage to property values

"Properties in communities with shelters are considered less desirable," the homeowner wrote in a letter before filing a lawsuit.

See how quickly Hollywood changed in just 10 years

These before and after images compare the Hollywood of five or 10 years ago with Hollywood today.

Cranes proliferated in LA. But don’t call it a building boom.

"What we consider to be a boom today is because we got used to nothing."

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Mapped: The towers that will redefine LA’s skyline

Los Angeles might not be known for its skyscrapers, but that could change once some of these are built.

Governor signs off on fast-tracking plans for Inglewood Clippers arena

But the plan to reduce traffic doesn’t go far enough, experts say.

See how much LA’s skyline changed in 10 years

As photos from 2009 and 2019 prove, developers descended on Downtown Los Angeles this decade.

‘You’re just showing us what we’re not gonna live in’

Rent-controlled apartments in Hyde Park will be razed to make way for a sprawling new complex—and tenants aren’t getting answers about what will happen to them.

LA requiring developers to put affordable housing on city-owned land

"Affordable housing production is essential to alleviating and preventing homelessness," says councilmember.

First look: 200 apartments to rise next to Tom Bergin’s in Miracle Mile

The eight-story project would spare the landmarked Irish bar—but raze rent-controlled apartments.

Block-sized Koreatown development dodges appeal, concerns about displacement dismissed 

Rent-controlled apartments will be demolished to make way for the new complex.

LA’s future isn’t all tall towers. It’s duplexes and bungalow courts. 

They cost a lot less to build—and can support cheaper rents.

Big market-rate apartment complex snuffed by South LA planning commission

The City Councilmember has said he could not support the development unless it included a "significant" number of affordable units.

Massive development with ‘lively’ streetscape to rise in North Hollywood starting in 2021

It’s like an entirely new neighborhood.

Colorful, lush coworking space Second Home officially open in Hollywood

Bright yellow pod-studios dot the former parking lot of an existing Paul Williams-designed structure.