Urban California Could Start Looking More Like Some East Coast Cities

California, known for cities and towns with sprawling neighborhoods of single family homes with yards, typically built with short driveways, could experience a significant architectural shift. That’s if a bill making its way through the legislature, SB 50, is passed this year. Imagine many more walkable neighborhoods, much like some East Coast cities. Think clusters of mid-rise apartment buildings, condos and multi-unit complexes constructed along public transportation lines and built up above local shops, restaurants and other businesses. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), proposes new height limits and lifts zoning restrictions on construction along train routes

Amazon’s HQ2 Moves In, Los Angeles’ Small Businesses Move Out

What many Angeleno small business owners are discovering – better late than never – is that HQ2 will wreak havoc on thousands of small businesses that make up the local fabric of our communities while giving unprecedented tax subsidies and corporate welfare to one of the richest companies in the world.