Well that didn't take long.

View looking southwestOttinger Architects

Immediately after its city council voted to reject a proposed builder's remedy project at 125 Linden Drive, Californians for Homeownership announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Beverly Hills seeking a court order to approve the proposed 19-story development, which would include 165 residential units and a 73-room hotel.

Californians for Homeownership, which is affiliated with the California Association of Realtors, has already had success in court against Beverly Hills. Last year, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge ruled that Beverly Hills had failed to comply with its legal obligation under state law to rezone to accommodate more housing.

Rendering of the rebuilt Palmdale Transportation CenterHigh Desert Corridor Joint Powers Authority

On Monday, officials with the High Desert Corridor Joint Powers Authority are scheduled to sign an agreement for union labor to build and operate proposed high-speed rail connector line.

The project, which will span roughly 54 miles between Victor Valley to the east and Palmdale to the west, would provide a connection between the under-construction Brightline West high-speed rail line to Las Vegas. The High Desert Corridor would allow Brightline West trains run on future California High Speed Rail tracks, creating a direct route to Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles and ARTIC in Anaheim via Palmdale.

The signing ceremony is set to take place at the Palmdale Transportation Center, which is slated to be razed and rebuilt as part of the High Desert Corridor. Check the gallery for more renderings.

Here's what we're reading this week:

Rendering of protected bike lane at Hollywood and HobartCity of Los Angeles

Eyes on the Bike Lanes: Progress on Hollywood, Foothill, and Torrance Boulevards "Hollywood Boulevard bike lanes are partially open. Foothill Boulevard improvements show how Measure HLA can work. Redondo Beach improves Torrance Boulevard." (Streetsblog LA)

South Bay history: The Alameda Corridor project took an old idea and made it better  "Besides multiple bridges and underpasses bypassing street traffic routes, the Alameda Corridor plans also included an unusual 10-mile stretch known as the Mid-Corridor Trench. The below-street-level passage is 33 feet deep and 51 feet wide and stretches from the 91 Freeway in Compton north to 25th Street in Los Angeles." (Daily Breeze)

California just cut the red tape on housing in San Francisco. Is L.A. next? "Los Angeles’ housing plan will be reviewed again in 2026. If it’s determined that the city has also fallen behind on its market-rate goals, projects that include at least 10% of below market-rate units could become eligible for streamlining, according to the state housing department’s SB 423 rules." (LA Times)

Mayor Karen Bass further restricts where affordable housing can be streamlined in LA "Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass introduced new limits this week to her administration’s program to streamline affordable housing. The changes will further restrict where low-income apartments can be fast-tracked in the city at a time when rents are rising further out of reach for many residents." (LAist)

Aerial view of the future Relativity Space headquarters in Long BeachRelativity Space

SoCal’s “Space Beach” is ready for liftoff "Over the last few years, Long Beach has moved to brand itself as 'Space Beach' — a hub for aerospace technology, research and development. It’s brought real estate developers to the table to identify and preserve more than 60 acres of property historically used by the aerospace industry, and it’s managed to lure a number of private aerospace firms and smaller space startups." (The Real Deal)

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