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Japanese Village Plaza

By Rich Alossi — August 17, 2010 — 23 Comments

Finishing touches on the two-year-long renovation of Japanese Village Plaza in Little Tokyo wrapped up this weekend with a grand reopening ceremony.

Spring Street Park Lehrer Architects LA / Bureau of Engineering

Designs Finalized for Spring Street Park

By Eric Richardson — August 16, 2010 — 41 Comments

Community input simplified decorative elements in the design for the forthcoming Spring Street Park, which should begin construction this year and open in 2012.

Luxe City Center

By Rich Alossi — August 13, 2010 — 4 Comments

Conversion of the L.A. Live-adjacent Holiday Inn City Center into the upscale Luxe City Center won't be completed until at least the fall.

Renderining of Proposed Wilshire Grand Replacement AC Martin and Christopher A. Joseph & Associates, 2009

Wilshire Grand's Plan for Skyline Lights

By Eric Richardson — August 11, 2010 — 22 Comments

The news that the Wilshire Grand would get replaced by a pair of towers caused a positive splash last April, but the project's proposed signage is certain to be much more controversial.

Arts District Eric Richardson

Cleantech Ideas Object of Design Contest

By Eric Richardson — August 09, 2010 — 5 Comments

A contest launched today seeks design ideas both large and small for the Mayor's proposed Cleantech Corridor running from Chinatown to just south of Downtown.

IMG_1954-2-3 Ed Fuentes

Shen Yun Group Bids for Grand Billing

By Ed Fuentes — August 04, 2010 — 16 Comments

The arts group that popped up as a surprise challenger to Eli Broad's Grand Avenue museum continues to make its case despite the land's unavailability.

Proposed Federal Courthouse Site Eric Richardson

Swap Proposed: Courthouse Site for Parker Center

By Eric Richardson — July 23, 2010 — 10 Comments

The feds are interested in working with the city on a deal that would swap its courthouse site at 1st and Broadway for the site of Parker Center.

BuenaVista Ed Fuentes

Mixed-Use Proposal for Chinatown Gold Line Tracks

By Ed Fuentes and Eric Richardson — July 21, 2010 — 17 Comments

A proposal before the Metro board could create a mixed-use project with add train storage and an event station next to the Cornfields park and Dodger Stadium.

Civic Center Park Model Eric Richardson

Civic Park Groundbreaking Set for Thursday

By Eric Richardson — July 13, 2010 — 23 Comments

A $56-million renovation of the Civic Center Park will officially get underway on Thursday as civic and project leaders gather to turn off water to the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain.


By Ed Fuentes — July 09, 2010 — 2 Comments

A lot that once housed abandoned mattresses now features shade, a water feature and a grill for those living in the community on "Hope Row."

New Genesis Rendering

By Eric Richardson — July 02, 2010 — 49 Comments

Demolition work is underway at Main street's Genesis Hotel, which is scheduled to be replaced by a 106-unit affordable housing project.