Join us this week as we talk with Patricia Diefenderfer, Senior City Planner with the City of Los Angeles, about the new HI Ordinance (Hybrid Industrial Live/Work Zone), and with Peter Lynn, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, about the programs which exist and resources which are allocated through his office.

This week we’ll also discuss the upcoming display of four final entries in the Pershing Square Renew design competition, the demolition of the Sixth Street Viaduct and developer Leonard Hill’s funding of public space under the new bridge, the carrots and sticks behind the newly passed Broadway signage ordinance, city council’s approval of the Hybrid Industrial Live/Work Zone ordinance and how John Parkinson’s great-great grandson has recreated the lost park as a 3-D digital environment.

All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of March 7th, 2016

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

This Episode’s Interviews

HI Hybrid Industrial Live/Work Zone Ordinance (PDF)

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Closely Watched Trains

Display of four final entries in the Pershing Square Renew design competition.

Developer Leonard Hill funds public space under the Sixth Street Viaduct.

Our 2/7/2016 photo of the partially demolished Sixth Street Viaduct.

City approves new Broadway signage ordinance.

Hybrid Industrial (HI) zone approved.

Digital recreation of historic Pershing Square made by the architect’s great-great grandson, 3D designer R. Arlen Parkinson DeCambre, in support of our campaign to Restore Pershing Square

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The Pickle Works, an early adopter of "Artist in Residence" ordinance from the early 1980s.

The Pickle Works, an early beneficiary of the “Artist in Residence” ordinance in the early 1980s.

Fresno Street in Lincoln Heights

Fresno Street in Lincoln Heights

The old dairy site just north of Lincoln Heights

The old dairy site just north of Lincoln Heights

Upcoming Bus Tours

The Birth of Noir – Saturday, March 19th

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice – Saturday, March 26th

Hollywood! – Saturday, April 2nd

Pasadena Confidential – Saturday, April 9th

The Real Black Dahlia – Saturday, April 16th

Echo Park Book of the Dead – Saturday, April 23rd

Haunts Of A Dirty Old Man – Saturday, April 30th

Special Event: Crawling Down Cahuenga: Tom Waits’ L.A.