According to a memo from the Los Angeles City Council, a private entity has expressed interest in developing a pair city-owned parking lots in the Mid City neighborhood.

The two properties, located at 4600-4616 W. Washington Boulevard and 4601-4615 W. Washington Boulevard, are currently zoned for industrial use.  The Mid City Neighborhood Council has reportedly expressed a desire for a mixed-use development on the property featuring ground-level commercial space, rental apartments and replacement parking.

A motion authored by City Council President Herb Wesson directs city staff to review the development potential of the parking lots.

No timeline has been specified.

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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.

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