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Old 02-18-2014, 10:07 AM
 
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Is this likely to happen? What areas do you predict will be gentrified first?
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:58 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Well most of the westside doesn't need to be gentrified (at least, as I understand the term), but I definitely would like to see some mixed-use activity around the Pico/Sepulveda station (which there already is a large project for). In fact, Pico Blvd in general could be really great in that area.

At the Palms station, it's primarily residential, so I wouldn't expect much retail activity here, except for the intersection of Palms/National which could be developed better along certain corners of the intersection.
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I agree that the Westside for the most part isn't in need of gentrification.

I definitely think there will be a lot more higher density projects around the Expo line.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Eastchester, Bronx, NY
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I think Westwood and Sepulveda are the stations to look at more than the Santa Monica ones. Those were the stations people were fighting so hard against and they may end up being the best ones.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I work in downtown LA and the other day two tourists from Japan asked me how to catch the Big Blue bus to downtown Santa Monica. I know that bus picks up SOMEWHERE in dowtown but I honestly was not sure where.

I can't wait until I can simply answer, "Oh yes, you want jump on the Expo line at Fig and 7th. It will take you directly to downtown Santa Monica."
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:31 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I work in downtown LA and the other day two tourists from Japan asked me how to catch the Big Blue bus to downtown Santa Monica. I know that bus picks up SOMEWHERE in dowtown but I honestly was not sure where.

I can't wait until I can simply answer, "Oh yes, you want jump on the Expo line at Fig and 7th. It will take you directly to downtown Santa Monica."

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.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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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!
Agree with all that you said. It really will finally give LA a solid basic framework of rail transit (esp with the Regional connector coming). No doubt there are other key lines to add but the Expo Phase II will really add a new dimension for sure.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:42 PM
 
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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.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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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.

http://la.curbed.com/tags/expo-line-phase-ii

So can somebody tell me the latest projected opening date for Phase II? Late 2015? or do we have to wait until 2016?
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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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.
It sounds like West Angeles Church will soon have more money than God if they don't already.

Crenshaw Line Windfall for Area Church? - Curbed LA

" West Angeles Community Development Corporation nonprofit, "together with the 25,000-member West Angeles Church that it's affiliated with, own about a dozen acres of land on the proposed transit line.""

Can't imagine value of a dozen acres , if even one acre is worth so many millions in L.A
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