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Just east of Union Station, construction continues for a new Silver Line bus platform in the median of the El Monte Busway

The project, budgeted at $37.6-million, will replace an existing stop near Alameda Street.  Its design is intended to ease transfers for Silver Line passengers between the busway and Union Station through a 500-foot pedestrian bridge that will link with Patsaouras Plaza.  The existing transfer requires a circuitous quarter-mile walk. 

The bridge is being designed with a display by artist Ned Kahn, which calls for a wrap of perforated stainless steel panels that move with the breeze. 

Completion has previously been scheduled to occur sometime this year.

Construction of the Silver Line platform.
Rendering of the Silver Line platform. Image via Metro.

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A small live/work development is making slow-but-steady progress in Frogtown.

The project, located on Eads Street between Blake Avenue and the Los Angeles River, will consist of a four-story edifice featuring eight dwelling units above a street-level coffee shop.