Owner plans to replace Wild Goose with condos

Sandy Mazza brings us this story on the future of the Wild Goose topless bar not far from the airport in Los Angeles.  The bar, along with a number of houses on the same block, all owned by Larry Kroeze, will be torn down to build five-story, mixed use buildings near a bus depot.  There will be 393 units in all in the development, both condos and apartments, as well as shops and a small grocer.  The neighborhood is offering some opposition, not because they will be losing a strip club, but because the fact that this is a transit-oriented development will mean that the parking requirements will be lower, and they are worried about having to share parking with the new residents.  Although LA lacks a truly effective transit system and really needs to get some light rail if they wish to encourage a lot of transit-oriented development, I think this is a step in the right direction.  They are taking something bad out of a neighborhood and replacing it with something good.


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