After years of waiting, plans have officially been filed for the long-sought revival of the shuttered Reseda Theater.

According to the Daily News, Los Angeles-based Laemmle Theatres is expected to reopen the property at 18443 W. Sherman Way as the Reseda Laemmle Theater, featuring six auditoriums and seating for up to 345 patrons.  The original venue, built in 1948, was closed in the late 1980s and has remained as such despite multiple attempts to restore the property.

The project comes as part of a larger mixed-use project, spearheaded by nonprofit developer Thomas Safran & Associates.  The current scheme calls for Safran's company to construct a 34-unit senior affordable housing complex atop the existing building.

An exact timeline for the development has not been announced.

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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