Vertical construction is complete for a mixed-income housing complex in Hyde Park, a short distance from a future station on Metro's Crenshaw/LAX Line.

The project, which comes from Haroni Investments, is now taking form on an L-shaped property at 3517 Hyde Park Boulevard.  The new five-story building features 51 one- and two-bedroom dwellings, as well as common amenities such as a 29-car garage and a rooftop deck.  Plans call for six units of very low-income housing, as well as 45 market rate apartments.

John Kaliski Architects is designing the low-rise structure, which is on pace for completion in 2018.

Image via John Kaliski Architects

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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