Anticipating a revitalization, city and real estate developers have had their eyes on the flood channel for years now. The result has been a steady stream of projects—parks, bridges, residential, adaptive reuse, mixed-use, and even some glitzy projects by big-name architects.
(Some neighborhoods noticed too, moving to control the inevitable gentrification of the river’s restoration.)
This map tracks the biggest projects and new developments within a block of the concrete channel, from a new, $500 million Sixth Street Viaduct to a proposal to bring affordable housing, parks, and a natural overlook to the section of the river between Vernon and its Long Beach terminus.
For more reading on the LA River:
- How Angelenos use their river
- LA River residents told to brace for 100-year-flood
- LA County wants to take control of the LA River
- 9 views of the LA River before and after it was paved in 1938