A Westchester community group seems a little tee’d off that LAX is planning to build a new runway closer to homes and businesses in the area. The group has began seeking mediation with the city of Los Angeles. Council voted 10-3 to move forward on the proposal to demolish the North Runway at LAX and rebuild it 260 feet further north despite intense opposition from residents.The one-page letter addressed to the city clerk comes two days after the Los Angeles City Council approved, on a vote of 10-3, a proposal to move the airport’s northernmost runway 260 feet closer to Westchester homes and businesses. Airport officials say the change is vital to improve safety and increase operation efficiency. The city has five business days to respond to the request for mediation. If it chooses not to accept it, the alliance will have about 30 calendar days to file a lawsuit, according to Douglas Carstens, an attorney for the alliance.
This is all part of a $4.76 billion project is intended to upgrade the airport’s layout to accommodate larger aircraft like the Airbus A380, but Westchester and Playa del Rey community groups have claimed the project would increase traffic congestion and air pollution.
Westchester Just Called Their Lawyer, LAX Get Ready
LAX 4 Billion Dollar Modernization
Work has already began the New Pershing Apartments in the old Pershing Hotel, originally built in 1889. Developed by the Skid Row Housing Trust, the New Pershing Apartments will showcase a Victorian Facade of the old Pershing Hotel. The new apartments will provide apartments for homeless and low-income residents on Skid Row. New Pershing Apartments are slated to be done in a year and will house 65 studios and four one-bedroom apartments, a landscaped courtyard, a couple commercial spaces for lease, and healthcare and counselling services for residents. Skid Row Housing Trust has making major moves, kudos guys, keep up the good work.
More Hosing Coming To Skid Row
A new interactive map released by the California Environmental Protection Agency shows some of LA’s most polluted areas, and don’t be too surprised but South LA has made the list. According to Curbed LA, the poorest and “Hipster” parts of LA seem to be the most polluted. Not sure wat exactly defines a hipster, to my knowledge it was a rich kid that rock skinny jeans a tee shirt and fedora and lives in a urban part of the city so guess that doesn’t come at too much of shock to me. Inglewood Hills (North along La brea), Windsor Hills, Baldwin Hills, View Park, and Ladera seem to be ok though, along with MidCity and its surrounding communities. Morningside in Inglewood and Baldwin Hills flat land not looking so good though. The new tool assigns a score to every zip code based on a range of factors–11 types of pollution, the effects of pollution, and the vulnerability of residents–to determine where the state EPA should direct funding.
Poor and Hipster Neighborhoods Most Polluted
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
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Yes, LA has a Midtown, its actually called MidCity, and even though its border by affluent neighborhoods such as West Adams District, Lafayette Square, Victoria Park, and Hancock Park, MidCity is slightly ratchett. Well that might be changing soon, the Midtown Shopping Center Associates (MTSCA) has acquired the land under Midtown Shopping Center plus two adjacent properties totaling 14.56 acres for $42.5 million from Catellus Development Corp. based out of Denver. Well hopefully this means MidCity will spruce it up a bit.
MidCity May Have A Brighter Future Coming
Multiple sources are alledging Jay and Beyonce have just dropped $40 Million on Cher’s Malibu 1.7 acre compound. The property comes with a six-bedroom Italian Renaissance mansion with a gym and theater, plus a walled tennis court, a pool, an underground garage, and a guesthouse. Although this has hit the media as far as records show nothing has been confirmed. But if they did buy it, Touche, if you got it drop it.
Jay and Beyonce $40MM Beach House
Betfair Hollywood Park Racetrack has scheduled all its last races for December 2013, come January construction will begin on huge “Pop Up” neighborhood. The proposed neighborhood will demolish the race track renovate the casino, add a Grove-like shopping center, 300-room hotel, office space, parks, 2,995 residences (mostly single-family houses and townhouses), and several lakes (LOL Lake Inglewood). The project was originally proposed back in 2005 and was approved back 2009 but due to the econmic turn it was put on hold. Well lets see if we actually break ground this time.
Inglewood Getting Some Major Development