Q: What do we know about the scene of the fire, the Da Vinci apartment complex?
A: Prominent downtown Los Angeles developer Geoffrey Palmer was building a 526-unit, seven-story apartment complex on Fremont Avenue, along the 110 Freeway near Temple Street.
Q: The Da Vinci is part of a bigger development trend, right?
Q: Wasn't the Da Vinci in the news before the fire?
A: The developer sought a pedestrian bridge that would link the Da Vinci to other complexes in the area and offer residents a route into downtown attractions.
The developer told the city that transients living under the 110 Freeway would pose a safety threat to future renters.
The bridge plan faced criticism from some in downtown and was initially rejected by city planners. However, the City Council approved it in May.