TOD Grows Hesitantly Around New L.A. Station

L.A.'s newest light-rail station, at the current end-of-the-line off La Cienega, has attracted one new office building so far. The developer saw the future transit station as an amenity. Will others join him?

Developer Jonathan Genton is apparently bully for transit-oriented development:

""I just sort of follow the train lines around," said Genton in a Los Angeles Times interview.

But on the other hand a real estate agent quoted in the article said that transit access isn't a selling point for Angeleans:

"Neighbors are often less concerned about the future than finding a place to park," he said.

Full Story: Development lacking along L.A.'s light-rail Expo Line

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month
Book cover of Unsprawl

Unsprawl: Remixing Spaces as Places

Explore visionary, controversial and ultimately successful strategies for building people-centered places.
Starting at $12.95
Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 2012

Thinking about Grad School?

You need the essential resource for prospective planning students
Starting at $24.95