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Old 02-18-2014, 04:45 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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The expo line runs through a currently gentrified "westside" area. You may look at the areas closer to the east end (LaBrea to USC).

What you will see on the west end are more multi-use residential condo/apartments like the builings at 10th & b-way and 23 & colorado. That area is prime! Snata monica wil be the top "small city" in the nation within five years.
Or what I like to call it "Southern San Francisco"...Beautiful, Tech Dominated & not affordable.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:47 PM
 
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Oh yes , a glorious day that will be. I'm more excited by the prospect of never driving to Santa Monica again. I also don't have to deal with traffic driving out of Santa Monica. Lastly, It will be easier for tourist to access the Westside and get them off the road. Expo line will be a major quality of life improvement for the entire city of LA!


Edit: Watch out for development in the Crenshaw district. They are building a Target right across the street from the Expo Station. The Expo/Crenshaw station will also be a major transfer point for people going to or from LAX or South LA on the Crenshaw/LAX line. There are many lots that are ripe for development which are owned by West Angeles Church that could be used to build housing.
I actually really like that part of town. There are some really nice little nieghborhoods over there. If they can just get over the "crenshaw" lable!

I also have high hopes for the expo to SM. But I remain reluctant to believe that entitled westsiders will ride public transport.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:50 PM
 
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I actually really like that part of town. There are some really nice little nieghborhoods over there. If they can just get over the "crenshaw" lable!

I also have high hopes for the expo to SM. But I remain reluctant to believe that entitled westsiders will ride public transport.

Keeps the rents down
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:51 PM
 
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Or what I like to call it "Southern San Francisco"...Beautiful, Tech Dominated & not affordable.
Already named "silicon beach"!!

An "arts distric" for techies who like to make money. The anvant guard artist from east of downtown still consider echo park as the heart of LA (and world's) art sceen.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:54 PM
 
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Keeps the rents down
We can hope! But I doubt for long, as "hippsters" are less afraid of color than yuppies.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:56 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I know the OP asked about gentrification. But the city of Santa Monica just approved this mixed-use development near one of the Santa Monica stations.

Expo Line, Phase II : Curbed LA

So can somebody tell me the latest projected opening date for Phase II? Late 2015? or do we have to wait until 2016?
I'm thinking later next year it will open. Construction will probably be done before then but they have to do like 3-4 months of revenue testing before it opens.
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I'm thinking later next year it will open. Construction will probably be done before then but they have to do like 3-4 months of revenue testing before it opens.
Ok, 18 months is better than 24 months.
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:31 PM
 
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Edit: Watch out for development in the Crenshaw district. They are building a Target right across the street from the Expo Station. The Expo/Crenshaw station will also be a major transfer point for people going to or from LAX or South LA on the Crenshaw/LAX line. There are many lots that are ripe for development which are owned by West Angeles Church that could be used to build housing.
I understand the Crenshaw/Expo transfer station is going to be underground. Something about sharing tracks and future expansion to the Purple Line. Underground stations really change surface planning. More space, more controlled egress and entry into the station, therefore more retail and eateries to capture that foot traffic. We can all keep watching.

Smart money would be low rise office buildings with ground level shopping and dining. It would be a plush employment location as "Silicon Beach" goes $trato$pheric. An entirely new transit center, closer to the airport, sister to downtown's, with a potential to be even bigger. I think that, more than condos and apartments, would transform the corridor.
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:20 PM
 
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I understand the Crenshaw/Expo transfer station is going to be underground. Something about sharing tracks and future expansion to the Purple Line. Underground stations really change surface planning. More space, more controlled egress and entry into the station, therefore more retail and eateries to capture that foot traffic. We can all keep watching.

Smart money would be low rise office buildings with ground level shopping and dining. It would be a plush employment location as "Silicon Beach" goes $trato$pheric. An entirely new transit center, closer to the airport, sister to downtown's, with a potential to be even bigger. I think that, more than condos and apartments, would transform the corridor.

What helped $trato$pheric "silicon beach' was SM's commitiment to enticing new "tech business" and support of "green" construction. As messed-up as the People's republic of SM" is, they sure did walk the talk in supporting green construction, hence the new fast tracked multi-use complexes. The other plus was availabilty of small unit quasi industrial space west of 14th. Anchors in the hood like MTV didn't hurt. Where they've (CofSM) totally mised the mark is parking. CoSM is counting on the expo line to completely emilminate the critical parking shortage.

All lesson for the potenial develpers of the crenshaw area.

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Old 02-18-2014, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Ok, 18 months is better than 24 months.
Yeah I am thinking late 2015 / early 2016. Phase I had some issues though isn't there a new transit authority building this line?
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