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Old Posted Jan 15, 2022, 7:13 AM
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Originally Posted by kittyhawk28 View Post
I do wonder if a sort of linear downtown or "Manhattanization" could happen along the Wilshire Corridor where the Purple Line is being extended under. Pretty soon LA and other communities will be forced by the HCD to accommodate hundreds of thousands of new housing units, which could logically be handled by upzoning around new Purple Line stations.
Densification is almost certainly on the table, but 'Manhattanization,' as in a thicket of skyscrapers? I don't know. I can easily see a gradual increase in the number of skyscrapers in Century City, and an even faster upzoning in Mid-Wilshire/Miracle Mile, but I wouldn't expect a lot of new skyscrapers in Beverly Hills or Westwood proper (both of which are currently underserved and merit heavy rail as they exist today). I can definitely imagine some significant highrise development in the vicinity of the big VA Hospital campus--that's a strangely underdeveloped corner of town.
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