The Burbank City Council voted unanimously this week to enter into an agreement with Metro for the design and construction of the forthcoming North Hollywood - Pasadena bus rapid transit line. The 18-mile corridor includes a long street-running stretch in Burbank along Olive Avenue, where the city had previously objected to a request to provide curbside bus lanes for the project. The new agreement does not outright allow curbside lanes, but keeps the door open for them in "effort to reach consensus on outstanding project issues."

Route of the North Hollywood - Pasadena BRT LineMetro

Construction on the BRT line is currently expected to begin next year.

Production company Fab Factory announced this week that it is taking over a former Netflix-leased facility near Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue in Hollywood. The three-story, 66,000 square foot building is located at 1377 N. Serrano Avenue in Hollywood.

New Fab Factory facility in HollywoodFab Factory

Here's what we're reading this week:

South Pasadena to Remove Bike Lanes on Grand Avenue "The 0.6 miles of lanes are part of a batch of temporary Slow Streets installations that will mostly be removed, save for a few bits and pieces." (Streetsblog LA)

New CicLAvia summer event maps (Biking in LA)

L.A. City Councilmember Curren Price accused of 21 violations of city ethics laws "One of the sources said the filing accuses Price of 21 violations of the city’s ethics laws, many of them similar to those filed by Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascón against Price last year." (LA Times)

Former LA Deputy Mayor Raymond Chan found guilty of racketeering conspiracy, bribery "Former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Raymond Chan was found guilty Wednesday of federal racketeering conspiracy and bribery charges for his role in a scheme run by convicted ex-City Councilman José Huizar to monetize the real estate approval process at City Hall." (CBS)

Looking North on Alameda Street from Main StreetLA ART

Lawsuits, political backlash: Dodger Stadium gondola faces more roadblocks "Developers of a proposed gondola from Union Station to Dodger Stadium have run into a legal and political backlash as they try to get their 1.2-mile aerial line over Chinatown completed before the 2028 Olympics." (LA Times)

Young Parents Need Bigger Homes, But Older Angelenos Aren’t Moving "Empty nesters own more L.A. homes than millennials with kids. Here’s how some older homeowners are finding ways to spread their wealth." (LAist)

LAX’s long-promised rail link, the People Mover, likely delayed until late 2025 "The $2-billion project, which started construction in 2019, is part of a sweeping effort to revamp busy LAX ahead of the 2026 World Cup and the 2028 Summer Olympics. The 2.25-mile elevated train will eventually take people to and from airport terminals, parking lots, the rental car facility and the Metro connector, similar to other major airports in the U.S. that swiftly shuttle travelers to and from regional rail systems." (LA Times)

View of the APM and LAX Theme BuildingLos Angeles World Airports

Company CFO accused of using funds for homeless to buy luxury goods for girlfriend "According to the complaint, Cody Holmes, 29, used his position with Shangri-La Industries to transfer vast sums of money to himself and Madeline Witt, 28, to pay for exotic cars, expensive handbags, jewelry, private jets, concert tickets and the monthly rent for a 6,500-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills." (ABC)

DTLA's 777 Tower sells for a loss, Gas Company Tower headed to foreclosure sale (Commercial Observer)

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