Changing Neighborhoods & Affordability |

What to do with Mariachi Plaza? We asked the mariachis

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| The historic spot in Boyle Heights is owned by Metro, and the MTA has asked locals what should be developed there. The mariachis have some practical suggestions.

Arcadia mansions: Eyesore or a sight for sore eyes?

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Opponents of mansionization say bigger homes ruin the city's character, but for some Asian residents, they're a way to house extended family.

What to build at Mariachi Plaza? Ideas run the gamut

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Boyle Heights residents, business owners and other stakeholders threw out ideas at a Metro workshop this weekend. Ideas ranged from a market to a mariachi museum.

Metro wants to try again to develop Mariachi Plaza

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A year after Metro scrapped a plan to build retail and office space at the iconic Boyle Heights plaza, the agency wants locals to weigh in on what they want.

LA weighs rules to make infill developments more attractive

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Clusters of modern townhomes are popping up in LA neighborhoods alongside bungalows. Critics say they should blend better. The city wants public input on new rules.