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Roosevelt Lofts Sale to Conclude Downtown's Bankruptcy Boom

By Eric Richardson — August 02, 2011 — 3 Comments

The 222-unit Roosevelt Lofts should be sold in a bankruptcy auction at the end of August, bringing an end to two years of bankruptcy boom for Downtown's residential projects.

Farmers Field Gensler / AEG

City Touts Stadium Deal as Safe for Taxpayers

By Eric Richardson — July 25, 2011 — 9 Comments

On the same day as players approves a deal that will bring teams into camp, the team that has been negotiating the return of the NFL to Los Angeles unveiled the product of their talks.

Farmers Field Gensler

Hearings One Week Away, Stadium Reports Pick Up Speed

By Eric Richardson — July 20, 2011 — 16 Comments

As next week's hearings on AEG's Farmers Field move closer, news both for and against the $1.3-billion project is starting to pick up speed.

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36 Years Ago, Little Tokyo Towers Went Up in 33 Days

By Eric Richardson — July 06, 2011 — 6 Comments

Pre-fab construction is a hot trend, but it's nothing new Downtown. 36 years ago, the 16-story Little Tokyo Towers went up in only 33 days.

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One-Unit Development Underway on 7th

By Eric Richardson — June 16, 2011 — 2 Comments

Downtown's smallest residential development may be underway on 7th Street, where the top floor of the Okada building is being converted to one residential unit.

One Santa Fe Rendering Michael Maltzan Architecture

One Santa Fe to Get Reworked Lease, Metro as Retail Tenant

By Eric Richardson — June 15, 2011 — 3 Comments

The 438-unit One Santa Fe project will get reworked lease terms and a 35,000-square-foot retail tenant under news terms it has worked out with Metro.

Roosevelt Sales Center Eric Richardson

Roosevelt Lofts to Sell?

By Eric Richardson — June 09, 2011 — 4 Comments

On Friday, bankruptcy judge Geraldine Mund will hear an agreement between Milbank Real Estate and Bank of America to sell the Roosevelt Lofts for $95 million.

1111 Wilshire Rendering Holland Partners

Scaled Back 1111 Wilshire Breaks Ground in City West

By Eric Richardson — June 07, 2011 — 3 Comments

City West has been struggling to find itself for decades. Quietly, the neighborhood pitched in the 1980's as the "West Bank" has become a residential hub.

Prop 84 Park Projects Deborah Murphy Urban Design + Planning

Parks Meetings Scheduled Throughout Downtown

By Eric Richardson — June 02, 2011 — 9 Comments

Public meetings for a trio of proposed Downtown parks in the Arts District, Little Tokyo and Fashion District kick off this Saturday as planners aim for funding.

Budokan of Los Angeles Little Tokyo Service Center

Budokan Lease Approved by Council

By Eric Richardson — May 18, 2011

Little Tokyo's recreation center go its final city go-ahead on Tuesday, clearing the road for a project that has been talked about since the 1970s.

Broadway 2010 Eric Richardson

Broadway's Puzzle Has Many Needs

By Eric Richardson — May 17, 2011 — 1 Comment

The streetcar is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to what will bring back Broadway. Where does bandwidth fit into that picture?