LA 84 – Successful Olympics Demonstrates LA Know How
May 23, 2017 - 11:40am
The notion of “legacy” has been a big part of the Olympic movement over the years. It’s a catch-all phrase that refers to the International Olympic Committee’s oft-stated desire to leave a lasting and positive impact on the cities that spend billions to host its Summer and Winter Games. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
Ridership climbs, planning efforts lag as Expo Line extension marks first birthday
May 22, 2017 - 5:47pm
How do you judge a new light-rail line? How do you decide if it has succeeded or failed? How do you measure the ways it has changed — or failed to change — a neighborhood? A city? A region? These are questions that Los Angeles County, as it pursues an urban rail expansion as ambitious and expensive as any in American history, is going to be asking itself regularly over the next couple of decades. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
Apparently Not Everything About The Drought Ending Was Good
May 18, 2017 - 11:07am
The $2.6-billion stadium for the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood, originally scheduled to open in 2019, will be delayed almost a year and is now scheduled to be ready for the start of the 2020 NFL season. Developers, who broke ground on the project in November, blamed the postponement on record rainfall during the “mass excavation phase” of construction. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
Climb inside the massive tunnel 60 feet below downtown L.A.
May 15, 2017 - 10:13am
Ten weeks in and 60 feet beneath the streets of downtown Los Angeles, the miners have clawed through nearly 2,600 feet of earth. Read the full article here.
Union Station's Fred Harvey Room is officially restored
May 12, 2017 - 4:05pm
Just off of Union Station’s South Patio, an elegant sign hangs from a gorgeous wall of brass-paneled windows, stating simply “restaurant.”
That restaurant—a Harvey House that, during World War II, became a popular waystation for soldiers shipping out of the railway station to their posts—shuttered more than five decades ago. To read the entire LA.Curbed.com article click here
LA River Revitalization Continues with Planning of New Park
May 11, 2017 - 1:38pm
The California Board of State Coastal Conservancy has authorized the disbursement of up to $2 million to the City of Los Angeles for the planning of the new Taylor Yard Park along the banks of the L.A. River. To read the entire Urbanize.LA article click here.
Former Daniel Freeman Hospital – Soon to be new luxury homes
May 10, 2017 - 12:07pm
Construction of the future NFL stadium is already heating up Inglewood’s commercial real estate market, now comes news that a Los Angeles-based developer has purchased 18 acres in Inglewood near the future home of the Rams and Chargers and is reviving plans to build a gated residential community. To read the entire LA.Curbed.com article click here.
Five questions asked more than once about building the Purple Line Extension
May 9, 2017 - 10:03am
Metro CEO Phil Washington has said that the agency is aiming to open the entire project to Westwood by 2024 — in time for a potential Los Angeles Summer Olympics. Read the full article here.
An Overhead View of the Future Inglewood Stadium
May 4, 2017 - 1:48pm
The surreal desert-like scene below is not a mirage, but rather a present-day depiction of the former Hollywood Park site that will one day be home to two NFL teams. Read full Urbanize LA article here.
LA high school students are taking trains to prom
May 2, 2017 - 11:32am
As the school year draws to a close, it brings one very important event for many high school students: prom. While students are likely worrying about their dates or their clothes and shoes, school administrators are mulling over how to ferry a ton of children to the dance. Read full article here.