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The owner of an approximately .32-acre surface parking lot in Koreatown intends to redevelop the property with a multifamily residential complex, per a filing today with the City of Los Angeles.

The project site, located at 689 S. Catalina Street, is slated for an eight-story, 94-foot-tall building that would feature 61 apartments.  Plans call for an approximately 60,000-square-foot structure.

Immediately north of the subject property, developer Jamison Services is converting the former Los Angeles headquarters of Texaco into 216 apartments with ground-floor commercial space.  Construction is also underway to add three new floors atop an existing parking structure, creating 122 residential units.

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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