The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday killed a plan to convert an affordable-housing complex in Venice into a project consisting mostly of upscale condominiums.
The council voted unanimously to oppose the redevelopment request of TransAction Cos. Ltd., the owner of Lincoln Place, one of the largest affordable-housing complexes on the Westside.
The decision came as good news to tenants who fought the proposal.
"We're flying a little bit high right now," said Ingrid Mueller. "We deserve to have a nice, decent place to live."
TransAction Cos. had planned to demolish the 795 apartments in the complex, near Penmar Park, and build 654 market-rate condos, 52 moderately-priced condos and 144 low-rent apartments.