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Old Koreatown Auto Shop Will Become Affordable Eco-Friendly Housing
A former auto shop near First and Vermont in Koreatown will soon be turned into an environmentally-friendly co-living development. According to a post on Streetsblog, the owner of the auto stop has decided to retire and return to South Korea. The Los Angeles Eco-Village (LAEV) intends to buy the shop and turn it into a four-story mixed-used development with 20 "affordable co-housing units" and 10 retail or co-op spaces. LAEV already owns three other buildings, located nearby at Bimini and White House Place, with 50 residential units. This neighborhood is entirely focused on sustainable living, and has "fruit trees, gardens, bees, chickens, greywater, rooftop solar, traffic-calming, and a culture of getting around by bike, walking, and transit." Most of LAEV's residents do not own cars, according to the organization's website.
Eco-Village plans to keep the small cafe located on the property, and founder LAEV Lois Arkin also hopes to turn a historic trolley car into a vegetarian restaurant and place it on the site's old H-line street tracks.
If you'd like to learn more about Los Angeles Eco-Village and its residents, check out the video below:
[h/t Curbed LA]
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.