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A planned tower near Grand Central Market is still in the works, and is one step closer to breaking ground. The Department of City Planning published new environmental documents on Chicago-based developer Equity Residential’s proposed 31-story tower at 340 S. Hill St. The tower will have 428…

The Historic Core has been a major part of Downtown Los Angeles’ turnaround in the last two decades. Due to the adaptive reuse ordinance aging vacant office buildings have been converted into trendy residential projects and high-tech creative offices, but one of Downtown’s first major office…

As part of an effort to boost sustainability in its cleaning programs, the South Park Business Improvement District launched a recycling pilot program on Sept. 26.

With four major sports franchises and hundreds of headline catching concerts and events, the Staples Center has had plenty of memorable moments over its 20-year history. The Staples Center is trying to whittle those moments down to the top 20 in honor of the arena’s yearlong 20th anniversary…

Last week, the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced the appointment of a new CEO, two weeks after its previous CEO opted to vacate the post. Chad Smith, who previously served as the LA Phil’s Chief Operating Officer, was tapped to replace former CEO Simon Woods on Tuesday, Oct.1; he started th…

After 50 years, part of the Well of the Scribes is back in Downtown Los Angeles. The work will be officially returned to the Central Library during a ceremony at the library today. The bronze piece, consisting of three panels depicting images that trace the history of writing, was originally…

There’s been a shakeup at the top of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Board of Directors. Thomas L. Beckmen was elected to replace Jay Rasulo as the Phil’s new Board Chair, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced on Sept. 20. The move is effective starting Oct. 1.

Last October an LLC affiliated with the Chicago-based firm Rebel Hospitality purchased the 12-story Continental Building from developer Tom Gilmore, with plans to turn the apartment building into a hotel. Plans recently submitted to the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council’s Planning an…

The renovated Title Insurance and Trust Building has its first tenant. Last week Playa Vista-based KTGY Architecture + Planning announced it would relocate to Downtown early next year. KTGY will take 15,730 square feet in the 11-story building at 433 S. Spring St., which has been rebranded a…

The City of Los Angeles is joining a fight against a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that city and county officials say handcuff local efforts to address homelessness. On Wednesday, Sept. 25, City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that his office has filed a brief with the United States …

Expect to see plenty of blue and gold during the return of CicLAvia’s annual “Heart of LA” event in Downtown this weekend. That’s because this year’s event, which blocks off portions of the city from automobiles, doubles as part of the University of California Los Angeles’ ongoing centennial…

After a long build out, the team behind the Arts District’s Soho Warehouse has set an opening date. The private club officially opens to members on Oct. 14 (“founder level” members gain access Sept. 30).