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One of the Miracle Mile's greatest architectural gems is about to get a contemporary next-door neighbor.  New York-based Carnegie Hill Properties, owner of the historic Dominguez-Wilshire Building, plans to construct an apartment community adjacent to the pre-war office structure. Located at 727 South Cloverdale Avenue, the new building will rise four stories and contain 42 residential units.  Designed by LA-based Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects, the project received rave reviews from members of the Miracle Mile Neighborhood Association.  As reported by the Park La Brea News, the building's cast stone facade will feature a "strong vertical element," that complements the architecture of its art deco neighbor.  The apartments will sit above a four-level underground garage, which would serve both residents and commercial tenants in the Dominguez-Wilshire Building.  An eerily similar development is currently underway one block west, where Associated Estates Realty Group is building 175 apartments on the former parking lot of Desmond's Tower.  Surface parking lots are somehow becoming an endangered species on the auto-dominated Miracle Mile.

 

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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