Disparities in Developers' Environment Exemptions
September 27, 2017 - 10:31am
Year after year, owners of professional sports teams and developers of proposed skyscrapers have pleaded with California lawmakers to grant relief for their projects from the state’s environmental regulations. They’ve found a largely receptive audience.
“It’s a job creator,” Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) told his colleagues while successfully pressing earlier this month for approval of his bill that could speed up an expansion of Facebook’s headquarters and the construction of twin skyscrapers in Hollywood. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here
A Quick Guide to LAX
September 20, 2017 - 4:22pm
Nearly 90 million passengers passed through Los Angeles International Airport in 2016, making it one of the busiest airports in the world. Located about an hour’s drive from Downtown in the South Bay, the airport, for now, doesn’t have a direct transit connection. That means LAX can be a gnarly headache for travelers and friends and family kind enough to pick them up and drop them off.
But navigating it can be painless—if you know how to do it right. To read the entire LA.Curbed.com article click here.
Mayor Butts Rebuilds Inglewood Through Sports, Entertainment and Development
September 7, 2017 - 2:01pm
Phenomenal things are happening in the City of Inglewood, from the L.A. Rams and the L.A. Chargers, to recent talks about the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, and the building of a new state-of-the-art stadium. Mayor James Butts, the man behind the City of Champions, spoke with the Los Angeles Sentinel on the city’s development and Inglewood’s positive and constructive movement forward, during his leadership. To read the entire LASentinel.net article click here.
Inglewood stadium developers hope suites will transform NFL game day experience
August 29, 2017 - 11:12am
The $2.6-billion stadium NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is fond of describing as "transformational" is slowly rising from a vast dust-colored pit in Inglewood.
Dozens of giant pillars that will support the sail-shaped structure dwarf an army of excavators, concrete mixers, cranes, dump trucks, water tankers, backhoes, pickups and ant-like workers in white hard hats. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here
Backers of a new Clippers arena in Inglewood push a last-minute plan in Sacramento
August 24, 2017 - 9:31am
Supporters of the Clippers’ proposed new arena in Inglewood are pushing for major help at the Capitol to get the project built.
Backers are seeking last-minute legislation that would give the arena a significant break under the state’s primary environmental law governing development, according to a preliminary draft of the bill obtained by the Los Angeles Times. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here
New Video Showcases LAX People Mover
August 16, 2017 - 1:56pm
This week, LAX released a new fly-through video showing the planned people mover that will connect to the Metro Crenshaw/LAX rail line. The planned $5 billion people mover project, called LAMP (Landside Modernization Access Program), will have six stations: three in the central terminal loop, and the others connecting with Metro, parking, and a consolidated rental car hub. Read the full article here.
Inglewood City Council to vote on shrinking area for possible Clippers arena
August 15, 2017 - 9:36am
Inglewood’s City Council will vote Tuesday on a revised deal with a Clippers-controlled company to shrink the four-block area where the team could build an arena so residences and a church aren’t displaced. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here
L.A. gives green light for eminent domain to clear out Manchester Square
August 10, 2017 - 10:25am
Year after year, Manchester Square has slowly become a ghost town in the shadow of Los Angeles International Airport. Houses and apartments have gradually been razed or boarded up. Empty lots surround the scattered buildings that remain. Homeless people pitch tents along its streets, under the roar of airplanes. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here
Inside Inglewood stadium's massive model center, where the cars, fans and video board come to life
August 7, 2017 - 10:50am
The future of professional football in Los Angeles is tucked away on the fourth floor of a glass-encased office building near the 405 Freeway in Playa Vista.
Two white doors slide open like the entrance to an amusement park ride. In a darkened room, visitors face a floor-to-ceiling video wall that offers better resolution than an IMAX movie. Between dizzying aerial views of the region and thumping music, the pitch unfolds to be part of the $2.6-billion stadium Rams owner Stan Kroenke is building in Inglewood. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here
The most anticipated transit projects opening in time for the 2028 LA Olympics
August 4, 2017 - 2:05pm
If Los Angeles hosts the 2028 Olympic games, visitors from around the world will find that they can ride the train to LAX, hop aboard the subway to Urban Light, and cruise straight from Santa Monica to East Los Angeles via light rail. Flush with cash from Measure M, the voter-approved half-cent sales tax, Metro will expand the transit network so much during the next decade that Los Angeles may very well boast the nation’s second most extensive rail system—second only to New York. To read the entire LA.Curbed.com article click here.