Construction continues for new housing and active transportation projects along the Los Angeles River.


In Glassell Park, wood framing is taking shape at the Taylor Yard Transit Village, where co-developers McCormack Baron Salazar and New Economic for Women are now four months into construction at Parque Vista.  The $25-million project, located adjacent to the River and Rio de Los Angeles State Park, will consist of 42 two- and three-bedroom apartments priced for large families earning between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income.

Plans call for five three-story structures, similar to other buildings already completed at the Taylor Yard, along residential amenities and parking for 64 vehicles.

As part of the $180-million Taylor Yard master plan, McCormack Baron Salazar has already developed 240 affordable rental apartments on the former freight rail operations facility, as well as market-rate and for-sale homes.  The developer is also planning an additional 56 affordable units on a parcel near the southeast corner of the village.

A short south from Parque Vista, the steel skeleton of a new pedestrian bridge connecting the Taylor Yard with the Frogtown community is now taking shape.

The $20.6-million bridge, designed by SPF:architects, is scheduled to open in 2021.  It is the latest in a series of new river crossings to be built in Northeast Los Angeles.

The new bridge and affordable housing development are located south of the 42-acre G2 Parcel, which is being targeted for a conversion to public park space as part of an overarching effort to improve access to the Los Angeles River.