http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-street-repair-tax-20140609-story.html Los Angeles officials will not seek to put a half-cent sales tax hike for street and sidewalk repairs on the November ballot, a spokesman for a city councilman who had been pursuing the proposal said Tuesday.
http://laist.com/2014/05/16/pedestrian_bridge_to_separate_luxur.php A pedestrian bridge separating the resident of the DaVinci Apartments from the homeless has been approved in DTLA.
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/03/mixed-income_apartment_develop.html The saloon, part of Old Town Chinatown’s gritty past, will be remade into mixed-income apartments.
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/news/with-star-apartments-skid-row-gets-a-stunning-housing-complex/article_ec6922f8-a64e-11e3-95bf-0019bb2963f4.html DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – Skid Row’s new Star Apartments may be affordable housing for the formerly homeless, but with its angular concrete supports in the middle of the building and the levels that seem to float in space, it is also one of the most striking structures to sprout in Downtown.
http://la.eater.com/archives/2014/02/19/aiala_design_awards_2014_call_for_submissions.php It’s a big year for AIA/LA, as the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects celebrates a decade of excellence in design pertaining to restaurants, bars, lounges,…
http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/02/land_use_grand_bargain_has_kum.html What’s been dubbed a land use “grand bargain” got its first public hearing before Oregon lawmakers Tuesday.
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/development/the-development-boom-updates-on-downtown-projects/article_bb7a82f0-9da6-11e3-9de8-0019bb2963f4.html DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – It sounds like a cliché to say that Downtown Los Angeles is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, but even a casual observer of the community would have a hard time denying it.
Los Angeles – A proposed project set for downtown Los Angeles will double as a way to irrigate a park near Chinatown and an artistic statement linking the city to its LA River history.
Portland – Those spearheading the Portland Public Schools $482 million bond campaign have set a limit on donations by firms that could financially benefit from campus construction and design work.
Portland OR – A memorandum of understanding signed between several East Portland communities and Metro designed to get traffic issues tackled sooner is paving the way for progress.