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blackcat23
Feb 6, 2014, 11:02 PM
http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/02/another-office-tower-planned-on-sunset.html

More info on the new office tower planned next to the Sunset Gordon/on top of Old Spaghetti Factory tower. 274,000 sq ft of office, 26,000 sq ft of ground floor retail. 18-stories/260 feet tall, with a massive 6-story parking podium. Architect appears to be Gensler.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IkwdLYyruSE/UvQEN7Va6wI/AAAAAAAACE8/iJXmh2RKtWU/s1600/5901sunset.PNG

DJM19
Feb 6, 2014, 11:08 PM
Holy crap, way to much parking, 6 huge floors. We seriously need a grip on these huge garages. This isn't on top of a subway station but its less than a quarter mile walk.

LA21st
Feb 7, 2014, 12:15 AM
Wow. It's always great to see a office tower proposed.

Illithid Dude
Feb 7, 2014, 12:57 AM
Wow. It's always great to see a office tower proposed.

Agreed! And Gensler's a pretty good architect, so I'm sure the parking podium will look fine. This stretch of Sunset is gonna be crazy in a few years!

DJM19
Feb 7, 2014, 1:03 AM
I like the addition of more office space to the city. But I just think 12 floors of office on top of 6 floors of parking is going to look funky. And since the parking floors will likely be taller than the office ones, it could be that the parking reaches up to 40% of the facade.

Illithid Dude
Feb 7, 2014, 1:12 AM
I like the addition of more office space to the city. But I just think 12 floors of office on top of 6 floors of parking is going to look funky. And since the parking floors will likely be taller than the office ones, it could be that the parking reaches up to 40% of the facade.

Office floors often reach 20 feet in height, so I think that the tower should be more proportionate than that.

WonderlandPark
Feb 7, 2014, 1:13 AM
Its the other way around, office floors are higher than typical parking floors.

Also, I did not know that there was a proposed park on top of below grade parking (behind condo tower)

StethJeff
Feb 8, 2014, 8:05 PM
According to Curbed, the Kroenke lot in Inglewood between Hollywood Park and The Forum may not be for the NFL/Rams after all. There's speculation that a soccer team called the LA Gunners, meant to be a sister squad to Arsenal (sort of like Man City and the new NYCFC), may end up playing in a soccer stadium on the site.

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/02/is_rams_owner_bringing_soccer_to_inglewood_instead_of_nfl.php

edluva
Feb 8, 2014, 11:13 PM
good. screw the NFL.

ChelseaFC
Feb 9, 2014, 12:17 AM
According to Curbed, the Kroenke lot in Inglewood between Hollywood Park and The Forum may not be for the NFL/Rams after all. There's speculation that a soccer team called the LA Gunners, meant to be a sister squad to Arsenal (sort of like Man City and the new NYCFC), may end up playing in a soccer stadium on the site.

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/02/is_rams_owner_bringing_soccer_to_inglewood_instead_of_nfl.php

LMAO. Can't believe Curbed actually printed that. It was from an anonymous tip to "The Sun" in the UK. You or I could call that tabloid with an anonymous tip and they would print it tomorrow.

Kroenke bought the site for the NFL, or to package and re-sell. If he builds a stadium, it wouldn't be all that farfetched for a soccer team to play there as well, but it will primarily be for an NFL team.

Quixote
Feb 9, 2014, 5:03 AM
1111 Sunset's new look is pretty sexy if I do say so myself...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3703/12262375996_00ab92a2b5_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sterlingdavisphoto/12262375996/sizes/l/

DistrictDirt
Feb 11, 2014, 2:29 AM
1111 Sunset's new look is pretty sexy if I do say so myself...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3703/12262375996_00ab92a2b5_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sterlingdavisphoto/12262375996/sizes/l/

Great photo. The building has such a funky shape that I had my doubts how the conversion would turn out, but I have to say that its looking fantastic. Much better than I ever expected.

Gram3000
Feb 11, 2014, 3:02 AM
Ahh memories... I'll always call it "mom's bldg" after my mother who worked there from 78'-93' b4 her company (mwd) moved to 2 Calif plaza then eventually Union Station in 98'. I remember me, my little sis, mom & dad commuting from Baldwin Park everyday to DT via the 10 W & 101 N to drop my mom off there while on my way to school in Gardena & kinda being mesmerized by the bldg for many reasons, even got to run thru it with my sister down halls & rooms, eating in the cafeteria, also went to the little carnival that would appear where the current Savons is across the street :).

I'd love to have a chance when I move back to LA someday to be able to rent an apt there (hopefully). It just seems like the right thing to do & @ the same time honor my mom's spirit, we shall see! Kudos to the developers I think the bldg looks fantastic!

colemonkee
Feb 11, 2014, 6:51 AM
Are those solar panels on the roof?

caligrad
Feb 11, 2014, 7:58 AM
^^^ I was wondering the same thing. Did some digging and yeah those are solar panels. the building is being advertised as green and environmentally friendly. But not sure how much is actually helping power the building.... on their website they mention how the parking lot will be full of electric charging stations for cars.

Muji
Feb 11, 2014, 8:06 AM
Just a quick update on the Vermont from earlier on Monday. In the past week, they've started planting trees along the sidewalk, mostly along Vermont Avenue. It looks like a mix of Jacarandas and a few types of palm trees. Not too bad in my opinion.

http://urbandiachrony.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/img_2313-e1392105741455.jpg

Ragnar
Feb 11, 2014, 7:11 PM
With all credit due to ChelseaFC in the L.A. Central City thread, I have shamelessly stolen the idea of putting all of the development activity in Glendale in a Google Map. While not nearly as vast and exciting as what's going on in Downtown L.A., Glendale has a lot of activity completed, under construction, and proposed/approved. Glendale is rapidly filling its parking lots and unused commercial space with apartments, condos, and hotels. These are the projects that I am aware of, but if anyone knows of any others feel free to let me know and I will add them!

Glendale Development map:

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zhVXkL_DaBTM.kVUwo1XoAbGk

key:
blue = recently completed
red = u/c
Green = proposed/approved
Black = Initial planning

LA21st
Feb 11, 2014, 11:40 PM
Nice. Are those two southern Glendale developments considered TOD to the Metrolink station? It's pretty close.

Ragnar
Feb 11, 2014, 11:59 PM
Nice. Are those two southern Glendale developments considered TOD to the Metrolink station? It's pretty close.

Is there a radius to be "officially" TOD? Those two developments are about 2 blocks away from the Metrolink/Amtrak station so it is certainly walkable. The good thing about that station is that two Metrolink lines (Ventura County & Antelope Valley) stop there, so it effectively doubles the frequency of Metrolink to/from Downtown LA.

It still would be nice to resurrect the old Glendale Pacific Electric Red Car line and get some real light rail back to Glendale via Glendale Ave & Brand Blvd, but that's a long ways off from happening (if ever).

202_Cyclist
Feb 12, 2014, 12:15 AM
Usually 1/4 to 1/2 of a mile from the rail station is the standard to be considered transit-oriented development.

StethJeff
Feb 12, 2014, 1:38 AM
Just a quick update on the Vermont from earlier on Monday. In the past week, they've started planting trees along the sidewalk, mostly along Vermont Avenue. It looks like a mix of Jacarandas and a few types of palm trees. Not too bad in my opinion.

http://urbandiachrony.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/img_2313-e1392105741455.jpg

Not sure if this was mentioned before but thankfully it looks like they're covering the entire podium with the glass! Honestly, the first floor of the parking structure looks pretty good. Depending on how the rest turns out, I might abandon my complete hatred for podiums.

kelbeen
Feb 12, 2014, 2:06 AM
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3743/12470611854_f7e4e272f5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelifornia/12470611854/)
Santa Monica (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelifornia/12470611854/) by Kelifornia (http://www.flickr.com/people/kelifornia/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7416/12470106975_197dfb92de_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelifornia/12470106975/)
Santa Monica (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelifornia/12470106975/) by Kelifornia (http://www.flickr.com/people/kelifornia/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7340/12470103695_b7a0308dd6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelifornia/12470103695/)
Santa Monica (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelifornia/12470103695/) by Kelifornia (http://www.flickr.com/people/kelifornia/), on Flickr

StethJeff
Feb 12, 2014, 2:18 AM
Great shots /\ /\

Basically just reminded me that I have yet to check it out in person.

blackcat23
Feb 12, 2014, 2:03 PM
Great shots /\ /\

Basically just reminded me that I have yet to check it out in person.

Same here. Great shots, Kelbeen!

blackcat23
Feb 12, 2014, 2:09 PM
3670 Wilshire Boulevard is back as low-rise apartments. 377 units, 8,500 sq ft of retail, 710 parking spaces. Architecture by Van Tilburg, Banyard & Soderbergh.

http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/02/3670-wilshire-revived-going-low-rise.html

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7UdSILRqmPc/UvqPfbtm81I/AAAAAAAACGs/OCSX843-aKo/s1600/3670wilshire4.PNG

Not quite as epic as the old plan:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-P1TRSx634B0/UvrQhrvX84I/AAAAAAAACHw/muZHg7TxBvY/s600/wilshirehobart.jpg

DistrictDirt
Feb 12, 2014, 5:53 PM
[QUOTE=blackcat23;6448172]3670 Wilshire Boulevard is back as low-rise apartments. 377 units, 8,500 sq ft of retail, 710 parking spaces. Architecture by Van Tilburg, Banyard & Soderbergh.

http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/02/3670-wilshire-revived-going-low-rise.html

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7UdSILRqmPc/UvqPfbtm81I/AAAAAAAACGs/OCSX843-aKo/s1600/3670wilshire4.PNG

Good find. Shame they couldn't still find a way to integrate a park - that part of the city is incredibly park-poor. There is a green space in front of 3700 Wilshire, but its private and if you linger too long or bring your dog then security will chase you away. Locals know that security isn't there on Sundays though, so at least on that day you'll see a ton of skaters and people walking their dogs.

Source: My old neighborhood :)

Munchitup
Feb 12, 2014, 7:19 PM
Again, with all credit due to ChelseaFC - here is a Pasadena version of the development map:

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zEieUdfdSAsc.ka-BADJybBKc

Not a ton of projects under-construction, but a lot in the planning and approval phases. If anyone knows of projects I missed let me know - though I pretty much just stuck to the Colorado / Lake / Fair Oaks corridors. Also on some of these I just assumed they were in the proposed / approved phases but may actually just be in initial planning. Feel free to correct me if I was wrong.

key:
blue = recently completed
red = u/c
Green = proposed/approved
Black = Initial planning

blackcat23
Feb 18, 2014, 1:57 PM
http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/02/checking-in-on-lc-apartments.html

Larchmont and Melrose.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nv1MYgqezhs/UwAkk8hQbeI/AAAAAAAACII/uh9LOR3_JPY/s800/DSC02449.JPG

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6AM9p6T7rSg/UwBDMlHv2TI/AAAAAAAACIY/5_EWcNZA-uA/s800/larchmontmelrose.jpg

StethJeff
Feb 18, 2014, 8:39 PM
Simple but me likes.

losangelesnative
Feb 18, 2014, 10:33 PM
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/02/nimbys_put_indefinite_stop_to_all_building_permits_in_hollywood.php#more
nimbys at it again

Illithid Dude
Feb 18, 2014, 10:46 PM
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/02/nimbys_put_indefinite_stop_to_all_building_permits_in_hollywood.php#more
nimbys at it again

But it's biting them in the ass too! People in the Hollywood hills can't get any work done either. The example in the article is that someone is trying to get a balcony repaired, and are unable to do so.

losangelesnative
Feb 19, 2014, 12:42 AM
yeah that's the only good part of all this

Muji
Feb 19, 2014, 1:34 AM
I was in Culver City yesterday and caught some progress on TOD by the Expo station. First, they are making progress with demolition and site prep for the Platform (http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-platform-has-shovels-in-ground.html). The lot across the street (would be to the right of the picture) is also under construction.

http://urbandiachrony.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/img_2328-e1392772861398.jpg

Access Culver City is still just a large hole.
http://urbandiachrony.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/img_2333-e1392772869709.jpg

losangelesnative
Feb 20, 2014, 4:57 AM
just got a letter from century city center saying that they are starting the public hearing process

Illithid Dude
Feb 20, 2014, 5:34 AM
just got a letter from century city center saying that they are starting the public hearing process

Awesome! Whatever happened to 1000 Santa Monica? For a while, that thing seemed like it was about to start.

losangelesnative
Feb 20, 2014, 5:42 AM
i'm wondering that as well ^, and btw i encourage everyone to show their support for century city center during the public hearing process by going to their website and signing up for updates, the letter said to show as much support as possible so yeah, but if anybody has updates on 10000 santa monica and any groundbreaking date on the century plaza towers that would be awesome

bobbyv
Feb 20, 2014, 10:13 AM
Not sure if this is old news or not

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-property-report-20140220,0,7862097.story

blackcat23
Feb 20, 2014, 2:11 PM
Not sure if this is old news or not

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-property-report-20140220,0,7862097.story

Nice find. Jerde used to be the architect for 959 Seward, but it looks like they're out. Kind of odd, since they seem to be the go-to firm for most of Snyder's developments.

Quixote
Feb 21, 2014, 3:20 AM
Great news and a good sign pointing to the revitalization of Hollywood in and around SMB.

112597jorge
Feb 25, 2014, 2:57 AM
http://www.longbeachize.com/shoreline-gateway-18-story-tower-proposed-for-alamitos-ocean

18 story tower revived, with hopes of later building 35 story neighbor

caligrad
Feb 25, 2014, 6:36 AM
http://www.longbeachize.com/shoreline-gateway-18-story-tower-proposed-for-alamitos-ocean

18 story tower revived, with hopes of later building 35 story neighbor

Great news for long beach :cheers:, long beach is going through a mini boom right now. I know that specific location very well. I used to live a block away. its on the eastern end of Downtown.. the location creates a huge gap in the Long Beach skyline. Along ocean blvd, on both sides of the blvd its lined with high rises creating a canyon affect, but as soon as u get to this intersection its 2-3 blocks of parking lots. horrible. I hope this gets built.. BUT. I know people in the area will fight this for whatever reason. When this was proposed before the recession hit, downtown residents complained that it would "block the sun and make parking worse" just like they are complaining now if you click on the link and they wanted the towers downsized from 18 and 35 floors, to if I remember correcty, 11 and 16..... :sly: I hate people sometimes.

StethJeff
Feb 25, 2014, 7:58 AM
Great news for long beach :cheers:, long beach is going through a mini boom right now. I know that specific location very well. I used to live a block away. its on the eastern end of Downtown.. the location creates a huge gap in the Long Beach skyline. Along ocean blvd, on both sides of the blvd its lined with high rises creating a canyon affect, but as soon as u get to this intersection its 2-3 blocks of parking lots. horrible. I hope this gets built.. BUT. I know people in the area will fight this for whatever reason. When this was proposed before the recession hit, downtown residents complained that it would "block the sun and make parking worse" just like they are complaining now if you click on the link and they wanted the towers downsized from 18 and 35 floors, to if I remember correcty, 11 and 16..... :sly: I hate people sometimes.

Small world, I lived right there on Bonito/Ocean for a year when I worked at the VA.

WonderlandPark
Feb 28, 2014, 2:47 AM
I tried to take a peek at One Broadway in Santa Ana, could not reach my camera over the high fence, but looked through gaps in the wood and there is equipment on the site, but they way the site is marked, it looks like the layout for surface parking. Hope I am wrong, but no heavy piling or digging equipment, just a standard bulldozer and areas taped off consistent with how you would lay out a parking lot. Costa Mesa seems hoppin' with a bunch of wood frame wonders going up at Jamboree and several other spots.

friedpez
Feb 28, 2014, 8:50 PM
I tried to take a peek at One Broadway in Santa Ana, could not reach my camera over the high fence, but looked through gaps in the wood and there is equipment on the site, but they way the site is marked, it looks like the layout for surface parking. Hope I am wrong, but no heavy piling or digging equipment, just a standard bulldozer and areas taped off consistent with how you would lay out a parking lot. Costa Mesa seems hoppin' with a bunch of wood frame wonders going up at Jamboree and several other spots.

Hi WonderlandPark, glad you made it down to OC. I work in Downtown Santa Ana and can confirm that there really isn't much going on at the One Broadway project site. There's always the rumors that permits will be pulled soon, but nothing substantial has been reported yet. And just a side note, the large wood frame wonders you saw off Jamboree (by the 405?) were likely in Irvine. One is the 981-unit apartment complex known as Park Place, and the other is a group of condo clusters known as Central Park West.

202_Cyclist
Feb 28, 2014, 9:04 PM
friedpez:
One is the 981-unit apartment complex known as Park Place, and the other is a group of condo clusters known as Central Park West.


Because nothing reminds me of NYC like 8-lane Jamboree Road...

WonderlandPark
Mar 1, 2014, 12:01 AM
Yes that is the one, its quite a large low-rise project in terms of square footage. Hope One Broadway goes ahead, Santa Ana can use the workers which hopefully help bring lots of foot traffic and support some local restaurants and shops in that area.

blackcat23
Mar 1, 2014, 8:54 PM
http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/03/village-at-westfield-topanga-ditches.html#more

Westfield has dropped plans for a hotel tower in the Village at Westfield Topanga project. Everything else still appears to be moving forward, though.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LVW1zs8r1Kc/UxGS1Or9YxI/AAAAAAAACQU/r25XCW602h4/s800/noGRdxD.jpg

DJM19
Mar 1, 2014, 9:51 PM
They need to get their act together. Plenty in the community there want urban development, and this is probably Westfield's best ally. Yet they insist on putting that narrow strip of parking along Topanga. What gives? Its not even a lot, just get rid of it!

202_Cyclist
Mar 1, 2014, 10:56 PM
I saw in the WSJ that Westfields is going through a corporate restructuring. I will post the link when I ge a chance.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB20001424052702304071004579406252251316382?mod=index_to_people&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB20001424052702304071004579406252251316382.html%3Fmod%3Dindex_to_people

Illithid Dude
Mar 2, 2014, 2:20 AM
The new Emerson building can be moved to Completed.

http://c.o0bc.com/rf/image_1200w/Boston/2011-2020/2014/02/25/Boston.com/Regional/Advance/Images/Exterior%20Shot%20of%20the%20Center%20from%20West%20Sunset%20Blvd-17367.jpg

http://c.o0bc.com/rf/image_1200w/Boston/2011-2020/2014/02/25/Boston.com/Regional/Advance/Images/Exterior%20Shot%20at%20Dusk%20from%20West%20Sunset%20Blvd%20-%20Without%20ELA%20Sign-17363.jpg

http://c.o0bc.com/rf/image_1200w/Boston/2011-2020/2014/02/25/Boston.com/Regional/Advance/Images/Entrance%20to%20Emerson%20Los%20Angeles-17361.jpg

http://c.o0bc.com/rf/image_1200w/Boston/2011-2020/2014/02/25/Boston.com/Regional/Advance/Images/Emerson%20Cafe%20-%20Interior-17359.jpg
photo credz to the wonderful Iwan Baan

WonderlandPark
Mar 2, 2014, 2:26 AM
are you Iwan Baan? ^^

LosAngelesSportsFan
Mar 2, 2014, 3:36 AM
Awesome!

202_Cyclist
Mar 2, 2014, 3:50 AM
This has to be one of the most attractive new buildings in the US.

202_Cyclist
Mar 2, 2014, 3:58 AM
Delete.

Quixote
Mar 2, 2014, 4:09 AM
The ratio of quality to mediocre development in Hollywood is much more favorable than it is in Downtown. In fact, dare I say that Hollywood is seeing more quality than mediocre (even if most are still proposals)? Emerson, Columbia Square, Selma/Vine, Hollywood Palladium, Sunset Bronson, Millennium Hollywood, etc. are all good looking projects that should compensate for the crappiness of BLVD6200 and mediocrity of the Camden project.

Everything else that was recently built came before the recession.

elcoronel
Mar 2, 2014, 4:33 AM
I'm quite impressed by the proposals that we are seeing in Hollywood but I'm surprised by the relative lack of proposals and investments on Hollywood Boulevard. It is probably one of the most trafficked locations in the country and has the famous walk of stars. Every foreign tourist seems to want to go there yet most of it is still rather dilapidated. I would never expect anything of the scale of DT projects there, but I would expect more projects of a reasonable quality to be proposed on the boulevard.

thebigATL
Mar 2, 2014, 4:35 AM
The new Emerson building can be moved to Completed.

http://c.o0bc.com/rf/image_1200w/Boston/2011-2020/2014/02/25/Boston.com/Regional/Advance/Images/Exterior%20Shot%20of%20the%20Center%20from%20West%20Sunset%20Blvd-17367.jpg

http://c.o0bc.com/rf/image_1200w/Boston/2011-2020/2014/02/25/Boston.com/Regional/Advance/Images/Exterior%20Shot%20at%20Dusk%20from%20West%20Sunset%20Blvd%20-%20Without%20ELA%20Sign-17363.jpg

http://c.o0bc.com/rf/image_1200w/Boston/2011-2020/2014/02/25/Boston.com/Regional/Advance/Images/Entrance%20to%20Emerson%20Los%20Angeles-17361.jpg

http://c.o0bc.com/rf/image_1200w/Boston/2011-2020/2014/02/25/Boston.com/Regional/Advance/Images/Emerson%20Cafe%20-%20Interior-17359.jpg

Looks pretty Cool, love the architecture of the building.

Illithid Dude
Mar 2, 2014, 5:01 AM
are you Iwan Baan? ^^

I wish. I'll credit the photos.

blackcat23
Mar 4, 2014, 2:11 PM
http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/03/motor-avenue-mixed-user-takes-form.html

Out in Palms...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0P6i1QO_oyY/UxPGxqqV90I/AAAAAAAACQ8/DmsHxLg1Xsc/s800/IMG_0634.JPG

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Buvau1ykwKA/UjvPdY34HjI/AAAAAAAAAww/vSyr_XbXvic/s1600/motor.jpg

Muji
Mar 5, 2014, 1:46 AM
Here's another small project update: the Killefer Flammang-designed and strangely-named NMS@Culver City. It has a few more floors to go, but it's already quite visible throughout most of Downtown Culver City. With all the TOD projects kicking into gear now, the neighborhood will be a very different place in 5 years.

http://urbandiachrony.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/img_2347-e1393983693242.jpg

blackcat23
Mar 5, 2014, 5:14 PM
^I pass by that construction site everyday, and man have they moved at a snail's pace.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-04/suicide-musings-turn-to-600-million-in-l-a-investments.html

A nice profile from Bloomberg on Jerry Snyder, who is currently developing the Vermont Towers and several other large projects in the LA area.

Some highlights:

1601 Vine Street (8 stories/107,000 sq ft office) is scheduled for a September groundbreaking.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nptGoTBE4Mc/UnnSI_UfVAI/AAAAAAAABV0/OSI-gp9WodA/s1600/1601vine.jpg

The Museum Square Office Tower (13 stories/250,000 sq ft office) is being built-to-suit for an unspecified client. Right across the street from the La Brea Tar Pits.

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/51dc64aff92ea15eb000d514/6slQC0A.png

ChelseaFC
Mar 5, 2014, 6:18 PM
Does anyone have any project info/timelines/renderings on the Kaiser Sunset expansion?

LosAngelesSportsFan
Mar 5, 2014, 7:26 PM
Kaiser is doing more expansion? that campus is huge. I welcome it though, since they are quality buildings

ChelseaFC
Mar 5, 2014, 7:32 PM
Here we go.

http://easthollywood.net/dev/new-hospital-building-green-space-part-of-kaiser-hospital-expansion/

It's been awhile since I've driven that stretch of Sunset, so I wasn't sure how far along they were.

Munchitup
Mar 5, 2014, 7:32 PM
Does anyone have any project info/timelines/renderings on the Kaiser Sunset expansion?

Do you mean the main hospital? Because they are just about finished with the building itself and are now working mostly on landscaping details. My daughter was born in the brand-new portions of the hospital just a few weeks ago - it looks great on the inside and the outside. The main difference I noticed is that the building is further set back from the street with a plaza and patient pick up / drop off point.

Navigating the outside of the complex is a little hectic right now because a lot of the sidewalk is still closed down for construction - it was pretty round-about to get to the front of the hospital entrance from the parking garage and the retail along Vermont.

Beat me to the article :)

Munchitup
Mar 5, 2014, 7:33 PM
Kaiser is doing more expansion? that campus is huge. I welcome it though, since they are quality buildings

Not so much an expansion as a renovation / re-tooling.

ChelseaFC
Mar 6, 2014, 12:02 AM
Not so much an expansion as a renovation / re-tooling.

A much-needed modernization is probably the best way to put it. Those buildings at Edgemont/Sunset looked like something I saw on TV during the last Bosnian War.

bobbyv
Mar 6, 2014, 10:14 AM
Not sure if this has been posted:

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-sunset-strip-hotel-20140306,0,7281506.story

http://www.trbimg.com/img-5317c5d1/turbine/la-hotel-parcel-aerial-jpg-20140305/600

Illithid Dude
Mar 6, 2014, 11:04 AM
Not sure if this has been posted:

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-sunset-strip-hotel-20140306,0,7281506.story

http://www.trbimg.com/img-5317c5d1/turbine/la-hotel-parcel-aerial-jpg-20140305/600

The project was posted a while back, but the operator of the hotel was not known. If the James is going into this space, does that mean that the other hotel proposal farther west down sunset is now dead?

blackcat23
Mar 6, 2014, 2:36 PM
http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/03/second-half-of-macarthur-park-tod.html

Metro and McCormack Baron Salazar are scheduled to start work on the second phase of the MacArthur Park TOD before the end of the month. 81 affordable units, 17,000 sq ft of ground floor retail. Directly above the station, in-between Alvarado Street and Westlake Avenue.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lAopDJV3I6o/UxgDUrU3-ZI/AAAAAAAACTo/HIA8shtGj84/s1600/macarthurpark.jpg

Muji
Mar 6, 2014, 6:03 PM
Nice catch, blackcat23. I'd just about completely forgotten that phase 2 of the MacArthur Park TOD was going to happen. Anything to kickstart some new development in that area is good news.

inSaeculaSaeculorum
Mar 6, 2014, 6:13 PM
I wish they build that on top of the macarthur park station entrance rather than behind it

Muji
Mar 6, 2014, 6:20 PM
I wish they build that on top of the macarthur park station entrance rather than behind it

I believe that the second phase builds on top of the rather useless parking lot and drop-off area and replaces about half of the existing plaza. At least, this seems to be true from the last time any conceptual renderings were released for it. This is the one I'm thinking of (from 2010)

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4058/4505102713_fda3140354_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/metrola/4505102713/)
Westlake/MacArthur Park T.O.D. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/metrola/4505102713/) par Metro - Los Angeles (http://www.flickr.com/people/metrola/), sur Flickr

blackcat23
Mar 6, 2014, 10:44 PM
http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/03/whoa-new-high-rise-apartment-building.html

34-story high rise apartments planned at 11750 Wilshire Boulevard. 338 feet tall, 376 residential units, 4,700 square feet of retail.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-b8WfswWlPpQ/UxjvDXzCoPI/AAAAAAAACT4/H1mOy38qXw8/s800/landmarkapartments.PNG

colemonkee
Mar 7, 2014, 1:11 AM
And the NIMBY cries about too much traffic should start in 3, 2, ...

DistrictDirt
Mar 7, 2014, 2:03 AM
And the NIMBY cries about too much traffic should start in 3, 2, ...

That's why I love Downtown...5,000 residential units under construction and not a NIMBY in sight.

DJM19
Mar 7, 2014, 2:21 AM
Hence why any huge project that instantly levels a NIMBY should be built in DT. Im all for density all over the place, but if it came down to swapping one of those 7 story wood frames for these 30+ story developments elsewhere, it makes more sense.

But I also thing that this tower is a great height up and down Wilshire.

Illithid Dude
Mar 7, 2014, 2:22 AM
It's a rare day that a high rise gets built on my side of the 405. Bring it on!

Wally West
Mar 7, 2014, 6:24 AM
That's why I love Downtown...5,000 residential units under construction and not a NIMBY in sight.

Weren't there a couple of residents complaining about losing their views? I forget what project it was specifically but we briefly mentioned the article.

SD_Phil
Mar 7, 2014, 6:28 AM
http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/03/whoa-new-high-rise-apartment-building.html

34-story high rise apartments planned at 11750 Wilshire Boulevard. 338 feet tall, 376 residential units, 4,700 square feet of retail.
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Less than 10 feet per floor? I know residential floors are shorter than commercial floors but, does this seem low to anyone else?

LosAngelesSportsFan
Mar 7, 2014, 8:39 AM
Less than 10 feet per floor? I know residential floors are shorter than commercial floors but, does this seem low to anyone else?

That was my first question as well.

202_Cyclist
Mar 7, 2014, 12:50 PM
Less than 10 feet per floor? I know residential floors are shorter than commercial floors but, does this seem low to anyone else?

Here in DC, perhaps because of the Height Act restrictions, 9-10 feet per floor is pretty standard.

Wilcal
Mar 7, 2014, 5:10 PM
Less than 10 feet per floor? I know residential floors are shorter than commercial floors but, does this seem low to anyone else?
I also wondered about that. It seems to be a fair standard these days that each floor count (including a parking podium) starting from the lobby to the top of roof, average around 11.00-11.8 ft/floor.

losangelesnative
Mar 9, 2014, 11:14 PM
i drove past universal city today and saw a tower crane, i was thinking it was for the expansion but wasn't entirely sure, can someone please clarify?

brudy
Mar 10, 2014, 8:17 PM
Weren't there a couple of residents complaining about losing their views? I forget what project it was specifically but we briefly mentioned the article.

Yeah, it was somewhere in South Park.

112597jorge
Mar 10, 2014, 11:03 PM
i drove past universal city today and saw a tower crane, i was thinking it was for the expansion but wasn't entirely sure, can someone please clarify?

wizarding world of harry potter

losangelesnative
Mar 10, 2014, 11:05 PM
awesome thanks!

202_Cyclist
Mar 13, 2014, 2:46 AM
We stayed in Newport, by John Wayne airport in October, and this area is currently extemely auto-oriented. Some of Newport Beach, especially Corona del Mar and the Newport Peninsula is fairly walkable. Newport Center/Fashion Island could also be a decent area if 2-3 high-rise residential buildings were built.

Developer plans walkable neighborhood in Newport Beach
Uptown Newport Village will replace two industrial buildings with a walkable neighborhood of shops, restaurants, parks and upscale housing.

By Roger Vincent
March 12, 2014
LA Times

"Newport Beach, one of Southern California's most affluent cities, is about to transform an industrial area near John Wayne Airport into a distinctly urban community of homes and shops.

Uptown Newport Village will replace a pair of aging industrial buildings on 25 acres near the airport with a walkable neighborhood of shops, restaurants, parks and upscale homes and apartments, according to Shopoff Group, an Irvine developer.

Mayor Rush N. Hill, who is an architect, said he is excited about the project and pleased that it will be a dense neighborhood by local standards…."

http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-property-report-20140313,0,948717.story#axzz2vo3Cm7f2

Quixote
Mar 13, 2014, 5:05 AM
^ It's basically Playa Vista -- an isolated, self-contained, "urban" community bounded by an office park on one side and a major arterial thoroughfare on the other.

blackcat23
Mar 14, 2014, 1:20 PM
http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/03/hollywoods-earl-carroll-theatre-going.html

Across the street from the Hollywood Palladium. 217 apartments above 51,000 sq ft of retail. Renderings do seem to contradict one another, though.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8tTLgrYJBCk/UyCnXiaKR5I/AAAAAAAACUY/iXx60XFTpaA/s1600/essex1%60.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Jx1kCG5E4lc/UyHzoGFnbkI/AAAAAAAACVg/VzFAunJ9Zyo/s700/essex.PNG

colemonkee
Mar 14, 2014, 2:33 PM
The renderings definitely contradict themselves. Not really sold on the design, or rather the layout and massing of the building as it relates to the theater, but I like the idea of developing over and around the theater. I think they could do a much better job on the design. Right now it looks like a bad 80's office building, and does nothing to incorporate the streamline moderne elements of the theater itself.

blackcat23
Mar 15, 2014, 1:44 AM
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/03/new_sunsetvine_mixeduser_will_incorporate_historic_theater.php

Scratch that. Curbed LA was able to get ahold of the developer, who says that the above rendering is no longer current. Plans now call for just 200 apartments and 4,700 square feet of retail.

inSaeculaSaeculorum
Mar 15, 2014, 2:00 AM
how does 51,000 sq ft of retail shrink down to 4,700 sq ft? many of the units are moved to the ground floor?

Muji
Mar 15, 2014, 5:16 AM
The Vermont is making it into the home stretch. It looks like all of the street trees have been planted, and workers have been rebuilding the sidewalks along Vermont Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard. I still don't like the huge garage, but I think most people will be very happy with the wider sidewalks and the many trees that they've planted.

http://urbandiachrony.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/img_2375-e1394858935772.jpg

Quixote
Mar 15, 2014, 5:23 AM
^ Is the sidewalk wider because they actually widened it or because the building is set back farther from the street?

It's really unfortunate that they're not going to cover up the entire podium with glass. It could've looked pretty nice actually, for a parking podium at least.

Quixote
Mar 15, 2014, 5:32 AM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Jx1kCG5E4lc/UyHzoGFnbkI/AAAAAAAACVg/VzFAunJ9Zyo/s700/essex.PNG

This could be another TCA-designed 7-story "shitbox" for all we know, but this is yet another win for the neighborhood. Hollywood is really starting to blossom. Hopefully that strip mall across from Columbia Square is next.

Muji
Mar 15, 2014, 6:51 AM
^ Is the sidewalk wider because they actually widened it or because the building is set back farther from the street?


I probably could've been clearer. It's just a further setback, so nothing too unusual, but the Vermont Avenue side looks like it'll be one of the widest sidewalks around in this part of the city.

StethJeff
Mar 15, 2014, 9:56 PM
The Vermont is making it into the home stretch. It looks like all of the street trees have been planted, and workers have been rebuilding the sidewalks along Vermont Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard. I still don't like the huge garage, but I think most people will be very happy with the wider sidewalks and the many trees that they've planted.

http://urbandiachrony.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/img_2375-e1394858935772.jpg

Ugh. If this is close to what the final design looks like, I take back everything I said about the Vermont actually doing a good job on the podium. If it were all in glass like it seemed it was going, it woulda looked great. But this just looks awful. And on one of the city's most important intersections. Vom.

Illithid Dude
Mar 15, 2014, 9:57 PM
This could be another TCA-designed 7-story "shitbox" for all we know, but this is yet another win for the neighborhood. Hollywood is really starting to blossom. Hopefully that strip mall across from Columbia Square is next.

We have renderings, and know it will be designed by San Fran architects NC2, so it won't be a TCA shitbox.

losangelesnative
Mar 17, 2014, 12:28 AM
on the vermont's website it has an opening of may 2014