Editor’s Note: This is from our October 2017 L.A. Real Estate issue. For the rest of the L.A. Real Estate package, check out the issue.
More than 200 applications were filed with the City of L.A.’s Planning Department in the first half of 2017 to demolish and rebuild existing residences. A look reveals which neighborhoods are being physically transformed.
They lead the pack, with more than 30 percent of total permit applications coming from Pacific Palisades and Venice, almost all seeking to replace small houses with bigger ones.
One of the densest projects seeks to exchange a teensy Spanish bungalow on Court Street for 54 apartments atop a two-story parking structure.
Koreatown, Hollywood, Westlake
Duplexes, historic homes, and classic apartment buildings are being demolished for densely packed rental pods. Developers recently tore down seven vintage French Normandy apartments in preparation for a 160-unit tower.
South Los Angeles
The area’s seen a few proposals for apartments on commercial land. Not one application was submitted for new-home construction south of USC between Baldwin Hills and Watts.