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The value of historic preservation v. new housing

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City leaders are considering making an old gas station in Silver Lake a historic monument. They only nominated it, however, when the property owner made plans to build a new apartment building. It’s one of several examples of historic preservation being used to foil real estate projects around the city.

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Tile home in Silver Lake, CA by 7-how-7.

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or