After nearly two years, construction is wrapping up for a mixed-use development across the street from Koreatown Plaza.

The six-story building, located at the southeast corner of Western and San Marino Avenues, features  79 residential units with ground-floor retail space and a three-level underground parking structure.

Grace Partnership, Inc. designed the podium-type development, which closely resembles renderings of the project from 2015.  Small differences include the removal of several balconies along the northern facade of the building, as well as the addition of a rooftop trellis.

Image via Grace Partnership, Inc.

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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