A New Trend: Mixed Use In Los Angeles

Driven by high housing pricing, mixed use living is coming to Los Angeles. A new L.A. ordinance encourages mixed use on underperforming commerical streets.
May 19, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Shohet is one of the few hundred urban pioneers living in residential mixed-use complexes in Southern California. The number is expected to multiply. After decades of discussion, mixed use is about to become a widespread reality. Nearly a dozen projects are in the works throughout the region that combine housing and commercial space — bringing urban ambience and pedestrian activity to streets that formerly had few people on foot... In January, the Los Angeles City Council approved an ordinance that allows developers to add extra square footage if they build apartments or mixed-use projects on 'underperforming' commercial streets."

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Published on Sunday, May 18, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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