No more L.A. traffic, let’s put it that way (KCRW’s There Goes the Neighborhood podcast)
The latest episode on KCRW’s excellent series of podcasts on the housing crisis in our region and gentrification. In this episode, we meet folks who chucked L.A. for less expensive environs — and no one seems to be missing the traffic. All episodes posted thus far are here.
Forty six proposed projects! How many actually get built…that remains to be seen. But many of the projects are high-rises, many are on Wilshire Boulevard (atop the Red/Purple Line subway) and many are slated to be built on land occupied by parking lots, strip malls or other much smaller structures.
And from the boomtown that is DTLA…
Proposed: “1.1 million square feet of new construction, comprising 920 apartments, 17 live/work lofts and 21,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space” on a small slice of land wedged between North Broadway and the park.
The development is split between south and north parcels — the south one would be closer the Gold Line’s Chinatown Station whereas the north one would probably be best served by the buses that run on Broadway. Of course, both are nice walks or bike rides to transit or other DTLA locations.
This is just one of many, many projects slated for DTLA and I can’t possibly keep up with everything proposed. Curbed and Urbanize both do a good job staying on top of things.
New York’s majestic passage in the sky (New Yorker)
Good story about raising the roadway on the Bayonne Bridge to accommodate the next gen of larger cargo ships that need to access the ports in Jersey and Gotham/Metropolis.
Metro has found mammoth parts while excavating the Purple Line Extension project. We don’t know how they croaked thousands of years ago but the study probably won’t surprise anyone, male or female.
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