Per a case filing from the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, a nearly 4.5-acre collection of parcels in the San Fernando Valley's North Hills neighborhood is slated to give rise to a large residential development.

The project, located at the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Rayen Street, would create a total of 364 residential units, including 44 set aside for very low income households.  Plans call for a variable height structure, standing two-to-three stories on certain parts of the development site and rising four-to-five stories on others.

The proposal would require a zone change for a portion o f the site which is currently in use as a plant nursery.  Density bonus incentives have also been requested in exchange for reserving 11% of the new building's units as affordable housing.

According to city records, the project's developer is a limited liability company linked to the principal of Glendale-based real estate frm Metro Iinvestments, which focuses on infill developments throughout Southern California.

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A freight railway that cuts through South L.A. is set for rebirth as an active transportion corridor.

In 2012, Metro began exploring the possibility of transforming a segment of a former freight rail right-of-way that cuts through the heart of South Los Angeles into an active transportation project.  The project, now known as the Rail-to-River corridor, would convert the Harbor Subdivision - which runs east-to-west along Florence and Slauson Avenues - for use by pedestrians and cyclists.

To capitalize on this investment, the Cit