The explosive growth of Downtown Los Angeles continues to spread west across the Harbor Freeway.

Yesterday, plans were filed with the City of Los Angeles to construct a residential-retail complex in the City West neighborhood.  The project - slated for a one-acre property bounded by Hartford Avenue, 5th and Witmer Streets - would consist of an eight-story, 174,000-square-foot building featuring 182 market rate apartments and 36 units of affordable housing.

The proposal is contingent on a series of density bonus incentives requested by the developer in exchange for providing low-income housing.

The property is currently developed with a series of small residential buildings.  Further details are unclear at this point in time.

Several other multifamily residential developments are either planned or underway on nearby properties to the east, including projects from Jade Enterprises and Holland Partner Group.

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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.

To capitalize on this investment, the Cit