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This afternoon, the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust will celebrate the opening of the Vermont Miracle Park, a new public green space in South Los Angeles.

The 10,500-square-foot pocket park, located at the intersection of 81st Street and Vermont Avenue, repurposes the site of a building that was destroyed during the Civil Unrest of 1992.  The property was left fallow until earlier this year, when it was improved with new landscaping, decorative fencing and children's play structures.

Hongjoo Kim Landscape Architects, which took shape over five years of design and construction.

Vermont Miracle Park was funded by Proposition 84, and was promoted as part of former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's 50 Parks Plan.

Image via Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust

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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.