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Construction is underway for a new office building in the Pico Union district, just outside the Downtown L.A. freeway ring.

The four-story building, located at 921 W. Venice Boulevard, is easily visible to travelers on both the Harbor and Santa Monica Freeways.  A leasing page from the website LoopNet indicates that the completed project will feature slightly over 20,000 square feet of leasable space.

Architectural renderings portray a nondescript low-rise structure with a color scheme of white and red.  Outdoor space would line the building's rooftop.

Just a few blocks west on Washington Boulevard, construction is also underway for a new medical office building.

Image via LoopNet

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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