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Affordable housing demand could derail Dodger Stadium gondola project

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In 2018, when former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt first pitched the concept of a gondola from Union Station to Dodger Stadium, then-mayor Eric Garcetti said he was “absolutely confident that this will happen.” Karen Bass replaced Garcetti as mayor 14 months ago, and she had said nothing about the gondola project.

Until Saturday, that is.

The mayor and four allies on the Metro board issued a list of 31 conditions they want to impose upon the project as a condition of voting to proceed with the project, including a plan for a regional bus program that could compete with the gondola for riders and a restriction on future development of the Dodger Stadium parking lots, which could drag the Dodgers themselves into the approval process.