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Old Posted Mar 16, 2010, 9:49 PM
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We need more Solair type developments downtown.
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Old Posted Mar 17, 2010, 5:04 AM
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I guess that Solair isn't all that bad and that's about the best LA can do. Thanks for posting KOTH.
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I guess that Solair isn't all that bad and that's about the best LA can do.
I'm sure Edluva would disagree.
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I'm sure Edluva would disagree.
Personally, I could give a shit what edluva thinks.
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2010, 1:07 PM
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jdrcrash obviously feels differently
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2010, 2:40 PM
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Wow, $904 a month for smaller units? Did they have a reason for why HOA's are that high? Those are upper east side New York high.
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Wow, $904 a month for smaller units? Did they have a reason for why HOA's are that high? Those are upper east side New York high.
Well, no not really. They have the standard amenities from pool to conference room to ground floor retail, but nothing special. They are targeting a higher end clientele with units "starting" in the 800,000 (really its in the high 600's with negotiations). Still, these HOA's are nothing compared to the Wilshire blvd of towers HOA's, which go up to 5000 - 6000!
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I was a compliment. She said "she could give a shit what you said"
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I suppose one could argue that a city providing both mass transit and sufficient parking would be doing a good thing.
Not if you want residents to actually use the train. Say a resident of the Solair needs to go downtown. He has a car in the parking garage underneath his condo, and his destination downtown has a garage close by. Is he going to drive, or take the train?

We need carrots and sticks.
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That's a wicked view...

Just out of curiosity, is that a clear day for LA? I can see some haze, but it doesn't look as bad as its made out to be.
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That looks pretty typical maybe a little on the clearer side from my experience but not by much. For this time of year thats common.
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That's a wicked view...

Just out of curiosity, is that a clear day for LA? I can see some haze, but it doesn't look as bad as its made out to be.
LA's pollution hasn't been as bad as it's made out to be since the early '90s. California in general and LA in particular are doing a great job in pollution reduction.
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This is true, California has the most strict emissions laws of anywhere for a reason. LA's situation is merely exacerbated by the fact that it is a tight basin surrounded by steep mountains on nearly all sides and the winds come from the ocean side. Most of the crap blows into the inland empire.
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Actually, the 70's was even worse. My dad grew up in El Sereno and he said used to always smelled the smog, and could see it in the skies.
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District: he would do whichever he preferred and be thankful he lived in a place that gave him an option.

And if I told him he HAD to do one or the other, we would presumably explain to me his true feelings.
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Not if you want residents to actually use the train. Say a resident of the Solair needs to go downtown. He has a car in the parking garage underneath his condo, and his destination downtown has a garage close by. Is he going to drive, or take the train?

We need carrots and sticks.
Well I would definitely take the subway.... cheaper than parking and more convenient and liberating IMO. Also a lot less stressful than driving. Having lived close to the H&H stop it became a no brainer to take the subway if I was going to Los Feliz/Silver Lake or Downtown.
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2010, 3:05 PM
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^ See these type of infill projects I don't have a problem with. It's design is suburban enough that it could work is Chatsworth or Riverside but also urban enough that it could work downtown or Santa Monica.
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2010, 3:11 PM
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I'm happy enough they eschew the faux-Tuscany/Mediterranean look that has been all the rage as of late. Not only do they do that, they are size-appropriate for their environs and are built urban enough (subterranean parking, little to no setback, etc).

If increased Korean immigration to LA manifests itself in the form of these developments, I say the more the merrier!
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