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Committee backs Chinatown’s College Station development without any affordable housing

A separate city commission had supported the project on the condition that some of its 725 apartments be affordable The City Council’s planning and land use committee on Tuesday approved the College Station project in Chinatown, but left out a contentious element—affordable housing. In December, the city’s planning commission backed the developer’s plans to erect a five-building apartment and retail complex with 725 units on the condition that it include 5 percent afford...
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Historic Craftsman in Koreatown seeks $1.5M.

Spectacular built-ins and gleaming wood everywhere Situated on the northern edge of Koreatown, this shingled Craftsman and historic-cultural monument awaits its next owner. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom house was designed in 1910 by John and Donald Parkinson, the father-and-son architectural duo that designed a number of standout buildings in Downtown LA, including the Los Angeles Stock Exchange and the Title Guarantee building. (The elder Parkinson also designed City Hall and the LA Memorial ...
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The LA Marathon is the most life-affirming way to fall in love with Los Angeles

You don’t even have to run to enjoy it On a day of record-shattering rain and unscrupulous cold in 2011, I was one of 25,000 people who ran from a drizzly Dodger Stadium to a wind-whipped Santa Monica. Already nervous enough about how my body would react to 26.2 miles of physical punishment, I now had to endure torrential rains that bored burning pellets into my face, flash flooding that turned some of the course into fordable creeks, and winds that blew leaves and branches into the closed...
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Spacious, sunny loft asks $675K in Downtown LA

In the old UPS building on Flower Street Surrounded by shiny new skyscrapers, Flower Street Lofts bills itself as a pioneer of South Park, the booming Downtown LA neighborhood anchored by the Staples Center and LA Live. The building was erected in 1936 as a distribution center for the United Parcels Service. In 2003, before Downtown’s “revitalization” really took off, it was expanded and converted into 91 lofts. This sunny unit measures a generous 1,258 square feet and features...
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30-story tower at 2nd, Broadway set to get underway in 2022

Work is slated to begin on the tower after the Regional Connector opens A proposed 30-story condo tower with office space and ground-floor retail could begin construction in 2022 and be complete three years later, new planning documents show. The Gensler-designed tower would rise over an entrance to the the forthcoming Regional Connector’s Historic Broadway station in Downtown LA. The developer is Tribune Media Company. The project would rise across the street from Times Mirror Square, wh...
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Here’s what $885K buys around LA

See what that price buys in five Los Angeles neighborhoods, from Altadena to Brentwood Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA ’hoods. We’ve found five homes and condos within $10,000 of today’s price: $885,000. Photos by 360 Listing, courtesy Imraan Ali/Compass Realty Silver Lake Built only four years ago, this small lot unit sits nestled alongside other similar freestanding residenc...
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Here are the street closures for the LA Marathon

The race will bring major street closures Sunday Thousands of runners will hit LA’s streets Sunday for the 34th Los Angeles Marathon, set to kick off at 6:30 a.m. That means that for those not participating in the 26.2-mile race, getting around the city could be a challenge Sunday morning. As in prior years, street closures for the event are extensive, and affect some of LA’s busiest thoroughfares. They’ll begin as early as 2 a.m. Sunday and will primarily affect streets includ...
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What $1,550 rents in LA right now

Apartments in Glendale, Hollywood, and more Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA ’hoods. We’ve found five rentals within $100 of today’s price, $1,550. Vote for your favorite below. Via Zillow Los Feliz Our search begins in Los Feliz, just north of Barnsdall Art Park. This compact studio apartment offers 500 square feet of space, granite counters, wood floors, central air conditionin...
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San Fernando Valley sees record-low home sales—even as prices drop

February saw the fewest home sales of any month since 1985 Homes in the San Fernando Valley are selling like the opposite of hotcakes lately. In February, buyers purchased just 266 single-family houses in the entire region, according to a new report from the Southland Regional Association of Realtors. That’s the lowest number of sales recorded in any month since the organization began keeping track in 1985. It’s also the first time fewer than 300 houses in the area have sold during ...
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Three-bedroom Atwater Village home seeks $990K

Plenty of space for gardening, plus a chicken coop This three-bedroom house in Atwater Village takes full advantage of its outdoor space, with raised beds in the front and a covered patio, chicken coop, and playhouse in the back. Built in 1941, the Traditional-style home is awash in natural light. In its 1,224 square feet, it holds a living room with original hardwood floors, one and three-quarter baths, a dining room embellished with wainscoting, an updated kitchen with a dining nook, and a mas...
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