A mixed-use complex designed by Frank Gehry is slated to rise in its place The Cultural Heritage Commission’s 180-day hold on demolition of the Sunset Strip ’s landmarked Lytton Savings and Loan will expire at the end of this month. When the clock runs out on April 30, there’s nothing more the commission can do to keep the building from being razed and construction beginning on a Frank Gehry designed mixed-use complex
Built in 1983 and “elegantly” remodeled A two-bedroom, two and a half bathroom unit in the condominium complex that An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles describes as a “suitable neighbor for the Neutras” has come up for sale. The geometric Silverview Condominiums, built in 1983, sit on a steep street above the Silver Lake Reservoir , about a half-mile from the colony of houses designed by modernist master Richard Neutra . The lake and more distant mountains are visible from the double-height living room, as well as from the kitchen and balcony, while the bedrooms look out to the complex’s neatly landscaped pool area
Metro directors say spending bullet train money in LA would be “more cost effective” With new California Gov. Gavin Newsom taking a “ realistic ” approach to the state’s slow-moving high-speed rail project , Los Angeles transportation officials are asking whether funds for the Central Valley portion of the project would be better spent in Southern California.
See what $5,000/month rents in five NYC neighborhoods, including Dumbo and Soho Welcome to Curbed Comparisons , a weekly column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various NYC neighborhoods. Is one man’s studio another man’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Today, we’re looking at apartments renting around $5,000/month.
The transit authority plans to lease more than 100 rooftops to generate renewable energy The MTA is transforming the roofs of its bus depots and train yards into solar fields. The cash-strapped transit authority is looking to lease more than 10 million square feet of rooftop space at dozens of its buildings to companies that will install solar panels.
The century-old structure has vaulted ceilings and an antique stove Cabin living in the shadow of the Hollywood Sign ?
The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation is back with another rent control initiative It’s round two for the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation . After failing with a similar effort last year, the foundation is launching an initiative that would roll back a state law that restricts the types and ages of buildings that cities and counties can place under rent control . With the gap between housing costs and incomes reaching “epic proportions” in California, foundation president Michael Weinstein said the “initiative represents our longterm determination to affect the plight of renters.” If the organization collects enough signatures, the initiative—which could greatly expand the number of tenants who have access to rent caps —would take the form of a statewide ballot measure during the November 2020 presidential election
The project, part of the Mayor’s ten-year plan to resolve $24 billion in repairs, would bring profit to the embattled agency The city’s plans to partner with private organizations to fix NYCHA’s problems appear to be underway. Back in November, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced public-private partnerships to repair 62,000 units of public housing ; he followed that in December with a 10-year plan to resolve $24 billion in repairs. Now, according to Politico , officials are considering demolishing two NYCHA buildings in Chelsea, with the intent of rebuilding them in partnership with private developers
The agency is still waiting on a full grant agreement for $1.3 billion Metro’s efforts to complete its long-anticipated Purple Line subway extension to the Westside got a significant boost Thursday, when the Federal Transit Administration gave the agency a key document required to move forward with the project’s final phase. CEO Phil Washington announced at a committee meeting last week that federal officials had agreed to issue a letter of no prejudice for construction of stations, testing, and track work on the last 2.6 miles of the rail extension. The contract for that work is worth $3.6 billion, and Metro has applied for $1.3 billion in federal funding
More than 61,000 riders have used dockless bikes on Staten Island since last summer Building on the success of last summer’s initial dockless bike-share pilot program , the New York City Department of Transportation announced today that it wants to keep those two-wheelers rolling with a borough-specific pilot on Staten Island. The DOT has released a request for expressions of interest (RFEI) for a Staten Island pilot program, saying that it wants to “evaluate the safety, orderliness, quality, practicality, utilization, and sustainability” of a larger dockless investment in the city