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After a brief lull to start the year, construction is once again moving forward on the Sares-Regis Group's Little Tokyo Apartments.  A red construction crane has been raised high above the intersection of 2nd and San Pedro Streets, while a caravan of cement trucks helps to lay the foundation for the future $100 million development.  Set to rise seven stories, the TCA Architects-designed project will create 240 apartment homes above 16,000 square feet of ground floor retail and restaurant space.  Residential amenities will include a swimming pool, spa, fitness center, rooftop deck and a three-level underground parking garage.  Sares-Regis' project joins a similar 280-unit development from Avalon Bay, currently wrapping up construction next door.  The two projects represent the final build out of Little Tokyo's Block 8 redevelopment, which has successfully transformed what was once a six-acre parking lot into a trio of mixed-use complexes.  Both developments are also slated to gain a mid-rise neighbor in the near future, as the Malibu-based Weintraub Real Estate Group has plans for nine-story apartment building adjacent to the Cathedral of St. Vibiana.  Slowly but surely, the dividing line between Little Tokyo and the Historic Core is starting to blur.

 

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Small Lot Saturday: Eight Houses in Eagle Rock

The project would replace three existing homes.
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Irvine-based developer Calcagnie Group has plans for another small lot subdivision in Northeast Los Angeles, this time on the border between Eagle Rock and Highland Park.

The latest project, located at 6845-6855 N. Figueroa Street, would replace three existing houses with eight new residences.