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Architect Follows Career Blueprint to High End

DEVELOPMENT: Homes by Paul McLean can go for hundreds of millions.Architect Paul McClean talks how the market is holding up for $500 million megamansions.

Rooftop Decks Prove Draw at Homes too Small for Traditional Backyards

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Homes with rooftop decks can raise the price ceiling on properties too small for backyards.

Amazon Books Submits Plans for Westfield Century City Store

Amazon Books, part of Amazon.com Inc., applied for building permits last week for a 5,227-square-foot suite at the Westfield Century City mall, according to a record on the L.A. Department of Building and Safety website.

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NFL Inglewood Stadium Opening Delayed to 2020

Southern California’s heavy rains this year eased the drought but put a damper on the NFL’s plans to build a stadium in Inglewood by 2019.

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Restaurateurs Look to Get Cooking in Venice Deal

Many Angelenos see Lincoln Boulevard in Venice as a road to the airport – one lined with a hodgepodge of small businesses ranging from auto repair shops to liquor stores.

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Echo Park Homes Set to be Preserved as Historic Monument after Developer Filed Plans for Demolition

Seven pre-World War II bungalows in Echo Park are set to be preserved as a historic monument, preventing L.A. developer Bixel House from demolishing them to build 12 small-lot subdivision single-family homes.

Traction Avenue Buildings in Arts District Fetch $20 Million

A century-old building in the Arts District designed by prolific L.A. architect John Parkinson and a neighboring brick structure sold last week for $20 million to DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners, sources familiar with the deal said.

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Development at Crossroads

REAL ESTATE: Review of project impact underway.

Hollywood’s Crossroads of the World may be getting a makeover.

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City of L.A.’s Rental Unit Law Proves Tough Sell

DEVELOPMENTT: New rules draw fire from businesses, which may relocate projects.

City of L.A.’s new law on rental unit requirements might spur projects to move away.

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Top Fox Broadcasting Exec Lists Bel Air Home for $9 Million

Fox Broadcasting Co.’s president of entertainment, David Madden, and his wife, Marci Pool, have put their Bel Air home on the market for $8.99 million, according to property records.

Developer Plans 228 Homes in Inglewood Near Rams Stadium

Harridge Development Group is swooping into Inglewood with a plan to build 228 townhomes on an 18-acre site just a mile from the Los Angeles Rams’ planned $2.6 billion stadium.

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Hollywood’s Crossroads of the World Redevelopment EIR Unveiled

A mixed-use development that would be among the biggest in Hollywood history will face public scrutiny with the planned release Thursday of its draft environmental impact report.

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Los Angeles Moves to Legalize Bootlegged Residential Units

Around 5,000 bootlegged units across Los Angeles created without a city permit could soon become legal.

USC Books Expansive Student Dorm Project

DEVELOPMENT: Village complex also will bring retail.

USC’s dorm project could serve as a wake-up call that brings investment into the area.

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Artists Canvass Deals at Open Houses

Hanging their work in high-end for-sale homes can open doors for artists.

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