High-rises are coming to new downtown LA neighborhoods — and homeless advocates aren’t happy

The downtown Los Angeles building boom is spreading into neighborhoods that haven’t seen new construction in years — and some homeless advocates aren’t happy with the move.

The 35-story Perla skyscraper in the Historic Core, the biggest new residential development to hit the neighborhood in a century, marked its groundbreaking this week.

Meanwhile, plans are moving ahead for the tallest-ever skyscraper in the Fashion District.

Rena Leddy, executive director of the Fashion District’s Business Improvement District, said developers have bypassed the neighborhood for years in favor of South Park and the Arts District.

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