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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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Checking in on the Slow-Moving 1133 Hope Condo Tower

The 28-story tower broke ground in March 2017.
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Slowly but surely, the concrete frame of 1133 Hope Street rises in South Park. The 28-story tower, located just east of Metro's Pico Station, will feature 200 residential units above 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail uses and a parking podium upon completion.  Plans for the mixed-use project dated back to 2005, when the Canadian development firm Amacon initially submitted plans for a 35-story building on the site.