Even before construction crews broke ground on the Orsini apartment complex back in 2001, its developers made themselves locally infamous for wriggling out of an inclusionary zoning provision that requires new residential apartment developments to contain at least 15 percent affordable units. (Attor ... More >>
stopLADOT.comAn example of "apron" parkingOn August 28, the Department of Trasportation (LADOT), who consistently claims to have Aneglenos' best interests in mind, started to enforce a city-wide ban on "apron" parking. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this L.A. staple, "apron" parking ... More >>
Construction begins on the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn
There's a moment towards the end of Battle for Brooklyn when Prospect Heights resident Daniel Goldstein peers through a fence at a construction site teeming with workers and cranes. The area was recently home to dozens of small bus ... More >>
Americana at Brand: No place for a $60 sleepoverThe Golden Key Hotel is officially SOLD to Rick Caruso! Details after the jump.
As if California lefties needed another reason to side with Governor Jerry Brown on wiping out redevelopment agencies across the state of California once and for al ... More >>
Grant Palmer photography via LA Weekly's Flickr poolFollowing a story in the Los Angeles Times about a decades-long saga to redevelop a swath of property in South Los Angeles, Reason magazine online this week argues that the city is "leading the nation in vacant lots." Yeah, Mayor Antonio Vil ... More >>
TheTruthAbout ... via FlickrIt was really nice of the Obama administration to dedicate another $149 million to California communities torn by housing foreclosure. But we wonder if the money could be better spent. In announcing the cash influx Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urba ... More >>
It may seem strange, but parking and parking requirements are a key reason L.A. is the L.A. we know and, uh, love and/or hate.
We have parking requirements -- meaning a restaurant or store owner (or sometimes even a bar) has to provide a certain number of off-street spots -- because it's un ... More >>
L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina's proposal to christen the stretch of the Gold Line that cuts through the mostly Latino Eastside "Linea de Oro" met with the reality of all cultural politics in this city and emerged with a cumbersome, but bilingual moniker. The Metropolitan Transportation ... More >>
Ed Reyes is angry. He wants the "zombies" in L.A.ís Planning Department out. He wants affordable-housing supporters in. And he wants his more polite colleagues on the City Council to help him pull it off.