Community Considers the West Adams-Baldwin Hills -Leimert Park Plan

Community Considers the West Adams-Baldwin Hills -Leimert Park PlanOn January 15th the L.A. Department of City Planning rolled out the proposed updated city plan affecting the broad area bordered by Pico on the north, Slauson on the south, Fairfax on the west, and Arlington on the east. Preceded by an open house where maps, diagrams, documents and…

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Updates on Lowe’s, Hauser and Midtown FEB. 13

MIDTOWN CROSSING Where San Vicente, Pico and Venice meet. Lowes Home Improvement has enjoyed a 1.8% increase in its third quarter earnings report.  Spaces for Ross Dress For Less and Chipotle are being built and due to open this summer.  The Dental Whitening office is now open for business.  In an…

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Updates on Lowe’s, Hauser and Midtown

In the Mid-Town Shopping Center, both Wing Stop and Yogurtland have opened for business. According to George Amran of CD Financial, the highly anticipated development at the corner of Pico and Hauser Boulevard, which includes nine business spaces, is slated to open within three months. Though no contracts have been…

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CRA 1945 - 2011 R.I.P.

In late December 2011, the State Supreme Court handed down a decision which effectively eliminated the CRA, a 60 year old community redevelopment program. Created in 1945 in an effort to address post-war blight, money was provided by federal grants to help fund development. But the program eventually morphed into…

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Pico And Hauser Transformation

Pico And Hauser TransformationCouncilman Wesson and staff’s hard work, co-ordinating the different funding agencies with property owner George Amram, paid off May 26 with the ground breaking ceremony for the Wilshire Vista Plaza. The plaza will be a welcome  boost to the vision of Pico as a shoppers dream destination. Councilman Wesson flanked by property…

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Washington Blvd. and Harvard Comes Alive

Washington Blvd. and Harvard Comes Alive Jose Villasenor is a new and welcome developer to our community. He bought the property on the south east corner of Harvard and Washington, a series of 7 storefronts. Young and savvy with previous development experience, Jose understands the importance of being a part of the community as opposed to…

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Washington Market Update July '10

Washington Market Update July '10       On July 6, the city planning department issued a notice of completion of the final environmental impact report (FEIR) for the new mixed-use development proposed for the Washington Square Market. While this document is one of developer Root 3’s final steps in the proposal process for the…

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Midtown Crossing Finally On Its Way

Friday, May 28On a 9 -2 vote, City Council gave the Mid-City community a boost by approving a plan that will allow the CIM development group to begin immediate construction of the Midtown Shopping Plaza (anchored by a Lowe’s home improvement center) at Pico and San Vincente. They will receive…

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5 Year Mid-City Recovery Redevelopment Approved

5 Year Mid-City Recovery Redevelopment Approved           Angela C. Ovalle           Yonah Hong Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Gives Unanimous Support  to 5 Year Mid-City Recovery Redevelopment The crowd attending the May 20 CRA meeting at the Nate Holden Performing Arts broke out into applause as CRA unanimously approved the 5 year plan to…

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Washington Market Square

Washington Market SquareOUT WITH THE OLD.....IN WITH THE NEW Washington Market Squareis a nearly 8-acre site at Washington and Tenth Avenue (just east of Crenshaw) and currently home to a swap meet, post office, grocery store, Payless Shoe store and assorted other small businesses. It is now headed for a makeover…

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Established in August of 2008 by writerartist Dianne V. Lawrence, The Neighborhood News covers the events, people, history, politics and historic architecture of communities throughout the Mid-City and West Adams area in Los Angeles Council District 10.

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