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News about commercial and residential development in LA.

Big, colorful apartment complex debuts near Chinatown

LA Plaza Village holds walking paths, giant murals, and 355 apartments with rents starting at $2,000.

Contested plan to build homeless housing on youth rec site in Echo Park forges ahead

Building the permanent supportive housing complex would require demolishing basketball courts and recreation space for kids run by the nonprofit El Centro del Pueblo.

234-unit apartment complex will repurpose a bank in Toluca Lake

Right off the 134 freeway, the development would put apartments on a parking lot and repurpose a Chase.

Fashion District building sells for $10M, to be redeveloped

The neighborhood is busy with redevelopment, and the new owner is already planning for mixed-use on this site.

Councilmember wants to give tax breaks to giant Pico-Union hotel

Gil Cedillo says the neighborhood has been "under-served by private investment."

236-unit apartment complex planned near Ballona Creek

It would link up to the bike path and contain "two natural habitat preserves."

‘These are your HHH dollars at work’

Backed by $12 million in Measure HHH funding, 85 apartments for homeless and low-income residents get underway in El Sereno.

Deal brokered to potentially preserve landmark bungalow court in Beverly Grove

A small-lot development would raze the Edinburgh Bungalow Court, but residents and the city councilmember are trying to save it.

21-story tower next to Fonda Theatre gets city go-ahead

The blocks surrounding the site are also slated for development, most notably with the huge Hollywood Center project.

Developer pitches plans for 22-story along Expo Line

The site is near La Cienega and Jefferson and right by another major mixed-use development.

Echo Park mainstay Taix reportedly slated for redevelopment

The Sunset Boulevard property sold in July for $12 million.

Former planning director fined $281K for ethics violations

It’s the second largest fine ever issued by the city’s ethics commission.

City looking for ideas to redevelop two Leimert Park parking lots

The lots are about a block from a Crenshaw Line station slated to open next year.

Googie-style Covina Bowl could be partially preserved as part of townhouse development

But don’t lace up your shoes just yet: Bowling is not coming back.

LA on track to build more housing this year than in 2018

But permit data shows a development slump may be on the way.

City commission OKs big Flower Market redevelopment

Big changes for the flower market take a step forward.

LA getting serious about lifting parking requirements Downtown 

Downtown could become the city’s first neighborhood to do away with parking minimums.

Whole Foods slated to open in Cumulus development in West Adams

The Whole Foods would take up about half of the retail and restaurant space in the complex, which will also hold 1,200 apartments.

Appeals court: Environmental analysis for Hollywood skyscrapers is ‘fatally defective’

The developer says it remains committed to the project, which would rise next to Capitol Records.

LA will explore inclusionary zoning citywide

That could mean requiring residential developers to make a portion of new units in their buildings affordable to low-income renters.

Villa Carlotta owner wants to put bar on historic building’s ground floor

Are the storied Franklin Village apartments more or less becoming a hotel?

Downtown’s low-income Barclay Hotel to become ‘4.5-star, luxury’ boutique hotel

The 122-year-old hotel sits at the border of Skid Row and the Historic Core.

Developer drops $51M on big Boeing offices in El Segundo

El Segundo is becoming a hub for tech companies that are repurposing old aerospace warehouses into "creative" campuses.

Renderings revealed for $1B Clippers arena in Inglewood

The striking, metal-clad complex would rise across from the under-construction NFL stadium on Century Boulevard.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation suing to stop Amoeba tower

The store is "a cultural resource," the foundation says. Amoeba sold its property to a developer four years ago for $34 million.

City approves major redevelopment of Warner Center's Westfield Promenade

1,400 apartments and a 7,500-seat entertainment venue.

Plans for Long Beach’s tallest building get OK from city commission

It would unseat the under-construction Shoreline Gateway for the title.

Crenshaw Subway Coalition appeals 570 apartments near Expo Line

It argues the market-rate apartments "will lead to rent increases" in the neighborhood.

Should all of Skid Row be rezoned strictly for affordable housing?

A new plan calls for restricting the core of Skid Row to affordable development. Groups working in the neighborhood say it’s not enough.

Contractor suing Metropolis megadevelopment for $9.8M

The contractor is also embroiled in a lawsuit against the developers of Oceanwide Plaza.

Hollywood: Where a penthouse rents for $30K per month

The penthouses are emblematic of Hollywood’s "renaissance"—and they highlight the extremes in LA’s housing market.

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The new LA River: Mapping 21 projects rising along the waterway

The national spotlight is on the river, and developers are paying attention. Plans include glitzy projects by big-name architects.

Potato-like Historic Core hotel slated to start construction in 2020

The 170-room hotel is set to rise on Spring and Sixth streets in Downtown LA.

Soho Warehouse set to open in August in Arts District

Membership to this location: $2,160 a year.

A look at Parker Center, now nearly demolished

Little remains of the former LAPD headquarters.

Committee reaffirms development on longtime community farm in South Central

The neighborhood council had hoped to revive the farm to bring back "organic food, clean air, green jobs, and park equity."

Tower replacing Hollywood Amoeba gets go-ahead from City Council

Amoeba reportedly still has a year at the site.

Committee endorses skyscraper with 438 market-rate condos across from Figat7th

A separate city commission had pushed for some affordable housing in Mitsui Fudosan’s 41-story tower.

Nonprofit’s plans for 19-story Skid Row tower still kicking around

The building would hold 298 affordable studios, plus a rooftop deck and community garden.