Today’s Headlines

  • Breaking Down Metro’s “Sped Up” Rail Expansion Plans (Curbed)
  • SGV Officials Want Gold Line Extension to Claremont Included, Get Personal with Leahy (SGV Trib, Daily Bulletin)
  • Car Ownership Dropping in L.A. as Bike, Rail Network Grow (Sustainable Business)
  • Forget About Planning and Land Use, We Can Solve Oil Dependency by Poisoning Water (LAT)
  • House Republicans Deny HSR Funds in 2014 Budget Draft (SacBee)
  • Yesterday Was “Dump the Pump” Day. Did You? (The Source)
  • CicLAvia! (CBS2, NBC4, Forbes, HuffPo)
  • Can Affordable Housing Survive in San Diego (Union-Tribune)
  • More on Chris Brown v L.A. Over Mural Fines (LAT)
  • Alpern: Opposing Gigantic Westside Development Does Not Make a NIMBY (City Watch)
  • Fatal Crash in NoHo Near Lankershim and Vine (Daily News)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Anonymous

    Regarding Casden: if we don’t like how much parking the place has, we need to take it up with the city during recode.la because it doesn’t make sense to have parking minimums and then complain when developers meet those minimums. A developer proposing less parking that the code requires is throwing the opposition a meatball right over the plate.

    From a larger viewpoint, huge projects like Casden and Millennium are the only type of project that is possible under the current zoning/permitting regime. The fastest, easiest, most cost-effective way for LA to have elegant density would be for anyone who owns a SFR to be allowed to build ADUs or redevelop their property into a 2-3 story apartment building by entitlement. Basically any SFR neighborhood on the Westside has the infrastructure to support this. But that idea seems to be even less popular than the big projects.

  • Erik Griswold

    I look forward to where the Foothill Extension Authority will find $1 Billion for a line that pencils out at 9,000 riders per workday.