A surface parking lot in Pico Union could give way for a new eldercare facility, per a filing with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

The project, slated for a half-acre site at 1030 S. Lake Street, would consist of a seven-story building feature 203 senior housing units.  Plans call for a mixture of independent apartments, assisted living units and memory care units.

The proposed development, whose applicant is listed as Paul Kim, would require a reduction in required on-site parking, among several other requests.

Additional details are unclear.

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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.

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