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The first move-ins aren't expected at the Art's District's One Santa Fe complex until Fall 2014, but construction crews are now busy attaching alabaster hued cladding on the $160 million project's eastern facade.  The quarter-mile long structure will feature 438 apartments, 80,000 square feet of ground floor retail, and perhaps a direct link to a future Arts District extension of Metro's Red and Purple Lines.  While the residential population of the Arts District is not yet large enough to sustain a heavy rail station, a couple of nearby projects currently in the works will help change that.  Two blocks south on 3rd street, a 320-unit development from Lowe Enterprises is under construction on the site of the former Mega Toys warehouse.  Legendary Development also has plans for a seven-building, 472-unit development on the vacant lot that sits adjacent to SCI-Arc.

 

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Western Avenue Great Streets Project Expands in Scope

An extra $200,000 could pay for more items from a community wish list.
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The people-friendly makeover imagined for Western Avenue through Mayor Eric Garcetti's Great Streets Initiative could be getting a little bit grander in scope.

The project, dubbed "Welcome to Western," is intended to bring commercial facade improvements, new street trees, and public art installations to Western Avenue between 3rd Street in the south and Melrose Avenue in the north.  LA Más, the non