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Turn Oceanwide Plaza Into Public Housing

by Scott Frazier
September 25, 2021

In recent weeks, global news outlets have reported on the financial troubles of the Chinese real estate colossus Evergrande. The massive company at risk of defaulting on hundreds of billions of dollars of debt is the most extreme example of the troubles weighing on China’s major developers, but it is hardly alone.Many smaller firms have similarly borrowed huge sums of cash to accelerate housing growth on the Chinese mainland and abroad. In fact, Angelenos can find evidence in our own downtown skyline, where the skeleton of the three-tower Oceanwide Plaza looms like a clean-picked whale fall on the ocean floor.Oceanwide Plaza was first planned to open in September of 2018. If ever completed to its original design, the project would add a luxury hotel, 500 condos, a shopping mall, and a Disneyland-sized parking garage to the Figueroa corridor. After […]

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August 12, 2019 Episode 78

What Stephen Ross-owned properties do we have to boycott in LA? What amenities can you expect in your new $7,000-a-month downtown one-bedroom? Whose house did Mayor Garcetti ask the fire department to check on during the Woolsey fire? Why are so many city councilmembers staying out of the CD12 race? Why did USC not respond to complaints about yet another rapist doctor? And what is the current status of the Kanye Domes and Emoji House?

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February 11, 2019 Episode 51

City Hall is infested with rats! One of the biggest construction projects in downtown LA has stopped work! The city dropped all charges against Melina Abdullah! And we’re joined by KPCC/LAist’s KYLE STOKES to talk about the school board race for LAUSD District 5.

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