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Although Los Angeles' economy is still struggling to regain what was lost during the recession, the city's real estate market has been on a sharp upward trend over the past year.  With housing prices climbing, developers are beginning to think "condo," rather than "rental."  One example comes from Wiseman Development, in the form of a 4-story, 25-unit condo building at 7260 Hawthorn Avenue in Hollywood.  Documents submitted to the Department of City Planning indicate that locally based Killefer Flammang Architects are responsible for the project's design.  This would be the third Hollywood project designed by KFA, joining the proposed Hotel Selma and the Highland Selma Venture.

 

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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