Downtown Los Angeles Arrives

After years of delay, downtown Los Angeles is booming as market-rate housing reaches critical mass.
October 16, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Downtown Los Angeles "shows every sign of being -- at long last -- on the verge of a major boom. Practically everywhere you turn, it seems, another hulking industrial building or marble-clad edifice is being converted into loft apartments. And, in perhaps the most telling sign of downtown's arrival as a burgeoning residential community, a 50,000-square-foot Ralphs supermarket is due to open on Flower Street in 2005... Perhaps the most significant amenity many new downtown residents crave is a sense of community more diverse and stimulating than the one they left behind."

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Published on Thursday, October 16, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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