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Work about to start to build major West LA development

Formerly called Martin Expo Town Center, the project at Expo and Bundy is set to be finished by 2023.

LA sued over program that’s adding denser housing near transit

Fix the City has repeatedly taken Los Angeles to court over some of its more transformative planning proposals. Now it’s targeting a development incentive program.

Amoeba, AIDS Healthcare feuding over future of Hollywood store

The campaign to save the building is "more likely to permanently close our doors than anything else we have faced to date," the store’s owners say.

Appeals court: Environmental analysis for Hollywood skyscrapers is ‘fatally defective’

The developer says it remains committed to the project, which would rise next to Capitol Records.

Beverly Hills school district has spent $15M fighting Westside subway

A citizens’ oversight committee is questioning the use of that money.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation suing to stop Amoeba tower

The store is "a cultural resource," the foundation says. Amoeba sold its property to a developer four years ago for $34 million.

Homeless advocates challenge constitutionality of sweeps, seizures

Attorneys say the city is destroying property that homeless residents "need to survive on the streets."

Contractor suing Metropolis megadevelopment for $9.8M

The contractor is also embroiled in a lawsuit against the developers of Oceanwide Plaza.

Mohamed Hadid’s former contractor says ‘entire’ Bel Air mansion should be demo’d

In a new court filing, the construction manager raises concerns about Hadid’s friendships with city inspectors.

Hollywood Target husk set to open in summer 2020

Workers are on site now, turning that empty shell into a big box store.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation offers to buy Sunset Gordon tower, drop lawsuit

The tower may or may not be for sale, but AHF is offering $50 million.

Police won’t seize property of homeless residents in Downtown LA for three years

City Councilmember says the new agreement will have a "detrimental effect on setting sound homelessness policy."

Environmental groups sue over 12,000-acre Centennial development in northern LA County

The planned community would bring almost 20,000 new homes to the Antelope Valley.

Judge allowing construction to start on Venice homeless shelter—despite residents’ efforts to stop it

But a lawsuit challenging the city’s approval of the shelter will continue. "The city is certainly proceeding at its own risk," the judge says.

Chinatown activists sue over big College Station development—and its lack of affordable housing

They want to overturn the city’s approval of the 725-unit apartment complex.

‘It simply does not make any sense to prioritize an NBA arena’

A judge is allowing a lawsuit brought by Inglewood residents against the city over the proposed Clippers arena to proceed.

Venice neighborhood group raises $200K to fight homeless shelter

"What idiot would put this in a residential neighborhood on some of the most expensive land in California?" says Venice Stakeholders Association president.

Target has the city permit it needs to resume construction at Sunset and Western

But an opening date is still TBD.

Downtown Developer Geoff Palmer accused of wrongly keeping tenants’ security deposits

Palmer’s company, G.H. Palmer and Associates, owns thousands of apartments throughout Downtown LA.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation sues LA over Crossroads of the World redevelopment

AHF says the city has shown "deliberate indifference to the serious negative impacts and resulting gentrification" this project would bring to LA.

Mohamed Hadid starts demolishing Bel Air spec mansion

Parts of the home were never permitted—and the courts have ordered that some of it must come down.

Stalled since 2014, Hollywood Target can resume construction

City Councilmember says it’s "a gift for the community just in time for the holidays."

City Council grants approvals to reopen Hollywood’s empty Sunset Gordon tower

The tower has been vacant since 2015.

LA sued over plan to add density along Expo Line

Fix the City says the Expo Line plan was approved before officials analyzed whether infrastructure could support more development.

New timeline for West LA’s Martin Expo Town Center, construction now set for 2019

No more hurdles stand in the project’s way, Martin family says.

A guide to the law that LA developers love to hate

What is the California Environmental Quality Act, exactly?

Could the half-built Hollywood Target finally be finished?

A new court ruling indicates the city and Target can turn this sad, blighty corner into a functioning Target

AIDS Healthcare Foundation sues LA over Parker Center demolition

The nonprofit says the building should be turned into homeless housing.

Inglewood residents sue to block Clippers arena

A member of Uplift Inglewood tried to serve the lawsuit to the mayor during during a City Council meeting, prompting him to abruptly adjourn the meeting.

Bel Air residents demand that Mohamed Hadid demolish megamansion

Neighbors say they live "in constant fear of the hillside collapsing."

LA County can seize vacant property at Vermont/Manchester, says court

Affordable housing, community spaces, a school, and a transit plaza will rise on a lot that has been empty for 26 years.

Judge overturns city approval for 27-story Koreatown tower

It’s the latest setback for the project that opponents say is too tall for the area

Community groups lose fight to reopen trailhead to Hollywood Sign

The Beachwood Canyon gate to Griffith Park has been closed since last year.

Jeffrey Yohai ordered to stop using Bel Air pad for ragers

Will this be another nail in the coffin for Paul Manafort’s and Jeffrey Yohai’s fledgling real estate empire?

Katy Perry convent ruling put on hold

Silver Lake restauranteur Dana Hollister has filed for bankruptcy.

Boyle Heights affordable housing complex finally moves forward

But a lawsuit still may be on the horizon

‘American Horror Story’ mansion’s new owners really regret their purchase

They’re tormented by fans—and ghosts

First look at new county development planned for long-vacant Vermont/Manchester lot

The project would bring affordable housing, a public school, and a transit plaza to the neighborhood.

Luxury real estate firm that owns storied Owlwood Estate accused by SEC of ‘massive’ Ponzi scheme

The SEC has ordered the firm to freeze its assets and halt business operations.