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Appraiser Justin Jangwoo Kim pled guilty to coordinating $500,000 bribe

LA real estate appraiser admits to $500K bribe

There was another bombshell Thursday into the federal probe of real estate developers bribing Los Angeles city officials —...

LA real estate appraiser admits to $500K bribe
Developers are experts at circumventing Measure JJJ – here’s a proposal that would make that harder

Developers are experts at circumventing Measure JJJ – here’s a proposal that would make that harder

The reach of Measure JJJ could intensify in the coming months, if a new ordinance that aims to extend the scope of the city’s...

Developers are experts at circumventing Measure JJJ – here’s a proposal that would make that harder
Will new restrictions reduce the number of CEQA lawsuits?

Will new restrictions reduce the number of CEQA lawsuits?

Long before the court decision Tuesday that halted — for a second time — the construction of the Hollywood...

Will new restrictions reduce the number of CEQA lawsuits?
Developers will be incentivized to build affordable housing near transit under new JJJ guidelines

Developers will be incentivized to build affordable housing near transit under new JJJ guidelines

Following the successful package of Measure JJJ last November, L.A.’s Department of City Planning released new guidelines Monday on how the affordable housing initiative will actually work....

Developers will be incentivized to build affordable housing near transit under new JJJ guidelines
These are LA’s hottest submarkets for new residential projects

These are LA’s hottest submarkets for new residential projects

UPDATED, Feb. 14, 9:15 a.m.: In 2016, developers filed 281 new projects with Los Angeles city planning, calling for nearly...

These are LA’s hottest submarkets for new residential projects
Planning Commission has approved 90% of zoning amendment applications since 2000

Planning Commission has approved 90% of zoning amendment applications since 2000

Measure S proponents do get one thing right: Most developers seeking changes to zoning really do end up getting their...

Planning Commission has approved 90% of zoning amendment applications since 2000
How did LA’s planning process become such a mess?

How did LA’s planning process become such a mess?

TRD Special Report:In the first installation of TRD’s series on the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, we explain the underlying problems...

How did LA’s planning process become such a mess?
Anti-mansionization measures receive green light from Planning Commission

Anti-mansionization measures receive green light from Planning Commission

The Los Angeles Planning Commission has voted to approve proposed changes to the city’s so called “mansionization” rules. The changes...

Anti-mansionization measures receive green light from Planning Commission
Planning Commission voted in support of reining in Airbnb

Planning Commission voted in support of reining in Airbnb

Bad news for Airbnb: The Los Angeles City Planning Commission approved Thursday a draft of regulations for short-term rental...

Planning Commission voted in support of reining in Airbnb
Could Los Angeles effectively regulate Airbnb?

Could Los Angeles effectively regulate Airbnb?

In West Hollywood, short-term rentals are illegal. Yet tourists looking to take a stroll down the Sunset Strip over...

Could Los Angeles effectively regulate Airbnb?
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