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A construction fenced taken down by a rare El Niño storm has provided a sneak peek at the improvements now underway at Marina del Rey's Oxford Basin.

The $14.5-million project from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works is making a series of functional and aesthetic upgrades which will improve the basin's function and add park-like amenities around its perimeter.

Ongoing work includes the removal of sediment from the basin, the installation of a new circulation berm and the addition of native landscaping.  These improvements will enhance flood safety, reduce stormwater pollution and improve the facility's ecosystem.

A walking path is also being added around the perimeter of the man-made lagoon, complete with new landscaping, informational signage, observation areas, fencing and lighting.

As of last summer, the improvements were scheduled for completion within one year's time.

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Rendering vs. Reality: Eastview Apartments

Multifamily residential complex wrapping up work near DTLA.
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Just west of the Harbor Freeway, Lion Real Estate Group is now wrapping up construction at a new apartment complex overlooking the Downtown skyline. Eastview, as the property at 327-411 Boylston Avenue is known, consists of a seven-story building featuring 121 one- and two-bedroom apartments above parking for 145 vehicles.  Plans call for 14 of the residential units to be set aside as affordable housing.