Improvements coming to Mariachi Plaza area; Echo Park bungalow court up for historic landmark vote; Council District 1 election

Eastside Scene: Eagle Rock Plaza | Daniel Paul

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  • Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for $3.9 million worth of improvements — ranging from sidewalk repairs to new bus benches and street trees — in the area around the Mariachi Plaza Gold Line station in Boyle Heights. MyNewsLA
  • The City Council is scheduled to vote on Tuesday, May 16, whether to grant landmark status and protection to an Echo Park bungalow court threatened with demolition. The L.A. Cultural Heritage Commission and the City Council’s Planning & Land Use Management Committee have previously approved declaring the 1920s-era Wurfl Court a historic cultural monument.

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