Tag: Wilshire Blvd.

Conversations About Densifying Wilshire Boulevard Heating Up

Conversations About Densifying Wilshire Boulevard Heating Up

| November 5, 2016 | 2 Comments

The Wilshire corridor, from downtown to the beach, started out as a mostly residential street, but quickly transformed into a major commercial and transportation corridor.  Today, as the city struggles to figure out (literal) avenues for current and future residential growth, it looks like Wilshire may be in for a return to its residential roots…but in […]

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Historic Wilshire Blvd. Photo Collection Online

Historic Wilshire Blvd. Photo Collection Online

| September 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Now you can travel back in time (well, at least to the 1970s) through the recently published photographs of Anne Laskey and her mother Marlene, which are now part of the Los Angeles Public Library‘s historic photo collection. The collection was recently reported in the LAist blog, which said: “For two years in the latter part […]

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Historic Los Angeles Blog Documents All 289 Homes in Original Windsor Square Tracts

Historic Los Angeles Blog Documents All 289 Homes in Original Windsor Square Tracts

| August 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

If you enjoy neighborhood history, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the Historic Los Angeles blog, which presents detailed information about the individual homes in several historic L.A. neighborhoods. They include Wilshire Boulevard (when it was more residential than commercial), Berkeley Square, Windsor Square, Fremont Place, St. James Park and Westmoreland Place.  The blog’s author, Duncan […]

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Planning Department Holds First Workshops on New Transit Neighborhood Plans

Planning Department Holds First Workshops on New Transit Neighborhood Plans

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

  On Wednesday, June 29, the city Planning Department held the first of two public workshops to begin the process of creating new Transit Neighborhood Plans for the areas near the three new Purple Line subway stops at Wilshire and La Brea, Fairfax and La Cienega. The workshops, and the draft plans that will emerge […]

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Traffic Alert: Lane Closures on Wilshire This Weekend

Traffic Alert: Lane Closures on Wilshire This Weekend

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Starting tonight at 9 pm, Metro will be closing the eastbound lane of  Wilshire Blvd between Detroit and La Brea as they continue work on the Metro Purple Line. All thru traffic will be detoured at Fairfax but local access will be maintained.  Lanes will reopen on Monday morning at 6 am. Here are the details: […]

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Metro to Continue Wilshire Blvd. Closure Discussion at Thursday Meeting

Metro to Continue Wilshire Blvd. Closure Discussion at Thursday Meeting

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Thursday, January 21, Metro will provide an update on the progress toward a choice between two extended closure options for Wilshire Blvd., to complete the installation of surface-level decking that will allow below-ground construction of the Wilshire/La Brea Purple Line subway station. At a previous meeting, on January 11, Metro solicited community feedback on […]

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