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Construction to begin on $160-million One Santa Fe

By Hayley Fox — January 13, 2012 — 1 Comment

After years of delay, the $160-million One Santa Fe project is getting set to break ground after a cash infusion from Magic Johnson's real estate company.

Equinox on Wilshire

By Hayley Fox — January 12, 2012 — 2 Comments

The luxuries of the Westside continue to creep eastward, as a new upscale gym, Equinox Health and Fitness, is slotted to appear on Flower Street between 4th and 5th streets.

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City Hall lawn faces three different fates; sustainability ongoing concern

By Hayley Fox — January 11, 2012 — 1 Comment

The L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks presented the public with three options for the future redesign of the City Hall lawn last night.

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City plans clean-up of scorched LAPD lawn

By Hayley Fox — December 29, 2011 — 7 Comments

Volunteer clean-ups have helped maintain and beautify the lawn outside the shiny new LAPD headquarters on Spring Street. The city has recently pledged to pitch in.

8th and Grand Astani Enterprises

Smaller 8th and Grand Set to Move Forward

By Eric Richardson — December 12, 2011 — 11 Comments

Sonny Astani's 8th and Grand condos were once slated to rise as high as 38 stories. Now, the project is again moving forward, but with less units and a fraction of the height.

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Union Station Panel Says Area Could Be the Next South Park

By Eric Richardson — December 09, 2011 — 10 Comments

Union Station could be the center of Downtown's next big development boom, a panel of land use experts told the city and Metro on Friday morning. Publicly-owned lands create both a challenge and opportunity.

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Stalled Chinatown Residential Set to Restart

By Eric Richardson — December 06, 2011

A long-stalled 123-unit residential project in Chinatown should move forward this week with council approval of $23 million in tax-exempt bonds for affordable senior housing.

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Panel to Suggest Development Plans Around Union Station

By Eric Richardson — December 02, 2011 — 10 Comments

A panel of land use experts will study the area around Union Station next week, culminating their project with a Friday presentation on potential opportunities.

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New 'Light and Airy' Design for Farmers Field Unveiled

By Eric Richardson — November 15, 2011 — 13 Comments

The companies designing Farmers Field presented an ambitious new concept for the proposed NFL stadium on Tuesday, offering up a "light and airy" structure.

Baltimore Hotel 2010 Eric Richardson

Ownership of Skid Row Hotels Headed to Bankruptcy Judge

By Eric Richardson — November 14, 2011 — 2 Comments

The fate of three 100-year-old Skid Row residential hotels—the King Edward, the Leland and the Baltimore—will go in front of a bankruptcy judge on Tuesday as a creditor owed $9.8 million seeks to foreclose.

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Exhibition Highlights Ideas for Future of the Fashion District

By Eric Richardson — November 10, 2011 — 5 Comments

One year into their $1 million study, the team putting together a vision for the future of the Fashion District is holding an ideas exhibition to get more neighborhood input.