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Former Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt is Trying to Build Apartments Close to Dodger Stadium

Former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt sold the team back in 2012, but he retained ownership of the parking lots, ensuring that we still get to give him a bunch of our money all the time. He’s got a new idea now, one that would allow you to give him even more money on a monthly basis, but with the upside of having a place to live and being within walking distance of Dodger Stadium.

According to Urbanize Los Angeles, McCourt Partners is seeking to build a seven-story apartment building in Chinatown, just south of the stadium.

This week, an entity affiliated with McCourt Partners submitted an application to the L.A. Department of City Planning seeking entitlements for a new apartment complex at 766-788 W. College Street. The hillside property, which would also flank Figueroa Terrace and the 110 freeway, calls for the construction of a seven-story building which would feature 170 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above parking for 85 vehicles on two below-grade levels.

McCourt has also been backing Aerial Rapid Transit and its proposed gondola project, which would provide transportation between Chinatown and Dodger Stadium on game days. That project is currently in the environmental review stage, although it has received a lot of opposition from various sources.

The apartment complex, if approved, would be built over the course of 26 months, although there’s no proposed start date. It sounds like a very convenient place to live if you’re a Dodger fan, and all it will cost is a lot of money and knowing you’re in bed with Frank McCourt.

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.


  1. The parking lots is held by a entity owned both by Guggenheim and McCourt The Guggenheim group kept McCourt to keep paying the tax rate from 2004 not the higher rate in 2012. Mccort gets his half of the rent paid for the use of the lot even if no cars were to pay to park. The only people who you hurt are the people that work there. McCourt made $Billion. He also owns the LA Marathon. Should no one participate so he doesn’t get their money? I hate the things that McCourt and his wife did as owners of the Dodgers. They were still not as bad as NEWSCORP who sold the team to McCourt.

  2. He should first give free apartments to the families of all the people whose homes were taken, not for a fair public use, but to build a commercial ballpark. Eminent domain sucks.

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