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Earlier this month, Los Angeles City Planning Commission reviewed Wiseman Development's revised proposal to raze a single-family dwelling in East Hollywood for a new apartment building.

The project, located on a single parcel at 4749 W. Elmwood Avenue, calls for the construction of a four-story, 14-unit building with one apartment set aside for very low-income households.  Plans also call for 20 parking spaces on a single basement level.

An earlier design presented to the Commission drew criticism due to its ground-level garage entrance and lack of perimeter landscaping.  The revised design incorporates features from Spanish architecture, while also adding more articulation to its facade and relocating its rooftop deck towards the front of the property.

The Planning Department's staff report once again recommended approval for the development.

 

Rendering of 4749 Elmwood via LADCP

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City Looks to Update Land Use and Transportation Along Rail-to-River Corridor

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