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The City of Los Angeles and its Bureau of Engineering recently worked with seven design firms to reenvision seven sections of the L.A. River through Downtown Los Angeles.  Participants, as well as their corresponding segments include:

  • Gruen Associates: Barclay to Spring Street
  • WSP: Spring Street to Cesar Chavez Avenue
  • CH2M: Cesar Chavez Avenue to 1st Street
  • Chee Salette: 1st Street to 4th Street
  • Mia Lehrer + Associates: 4th Street to 7th Street
  • AECOM: 7th Street to Olympic Boulevard
  • Tetra Tech: Olympic Boulevard to 26th Street

The conceptual images that resulted from this process have reimagined the river banks with open space, play areas, public art, new connections and development.

Gruen Associates: Barclay to Spring Street

WSP: Spring Street to Cesar Chavez Avenue

 

CH2M: Cesar Chavez Avenue to 1st Street

Chee Salette: 1st Street to 4th Street

Mia Lehrer + Associates: 4th Street to 7th Street

 

AECOM: 7th Street to Olympic Boulevard

 

Tetra Tech: Olympic Boulevard to 26th Street

 

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125-Unit Affordable Housing Development Completed in Westlake

LINC Housing Corp. built the $57-million project.
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LINC Housing has completed construction of Mosaic Gardens at Westlake, a new affordable housing community located just west of Downtown Los Angeles.

The $57-million development rose from a long-vacant lot at the corner of Beverly Boulevard and Lucas Avenue, and consists of a six-story building featuring 125 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments serving the formerly homeless, low-income families, and seniors.  Rents in the building are set between $398 and