Anticipating a revitalization, city and real estate developers have paid attention to the flood channel for years now. The result has been a steady stream of projects—parks, bridges, residential, adaptive reuse, mixed use, and even some glitzy projects by big-name architects.
(Some neighborhoods noticed, too, moving to control the gentrification they saw as a probable accompaniment to any sort of river restoration.)
We’ve mapped the biggest projects and new developments within a block of the concrete channel, from a new, $500-million Sixth Street Viaduct to a proposal to bring affordable housing, parks, and a natural overlook to the section of the river between Vernon and its Long Beach terminus.
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