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yakumoto
Mar 23, 2015, 9:04 PM
If I'm one of those residents (only 40??), I'm taking CIM to small claims court Monday morning for relocation fees (deposit, moving van, wear and tear to belongings, etc.).

Did you ever consider taking La Mirada to small claims?

LAsam
Mar 23, 2015, 9:09 PM
Did you ever consider taking La Mirada to small claims?

I know this is risking going off on a tangent, but how would La Mirada be liable when the court's ruling in their favor is resulting in the evictions? May as well sue the court if you are going to sue La Mirada.

bobbyv
Mar 23, 2015, 10:28 PM
Did you ever consider taking La Mirada to small claims?

I think he meant "if he was", not that he's an actual tenant.

yakumoto
Mar 23, 2015, 10:53 PM
I think he meant "if he was", not that he's an actual tenant.

Missed that, lol.

blackcat23
Mar 24, 2015, 1:26 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/mixed-use-development-takes-form-near-larchmont-village

California Landmark's "The LC," finishing up at Larchmont/Melrose. 85 apartments, 3,500 sq. ft. ground floor restaurant.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/DSC04230_0.JPG?itok=7tJjNnkt

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/thelc_0.jpg?itok=VDntHdc6

brudy
Mar 24, 2015, 3:44 PM
Hawthorne has the latest on the LACMA redesign, which has become less blobby in shape and has added some taller vertical galleries (among other changes). Personally I like this new direction.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/architecture/la-et-cm-new-zumthor-plans-20150323-column.html#page=1

caligrad
Mar 25, 2015, 3:36 AM
LOL I like how they left out the ugly A$$ power/phone lines in the artist renderings HAHA

blackcat23
Mar 25, 2015, 1:18 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/upcoming-sunset-boulevard-development-gets-new-renderings

New renderings for 6250 Sunset Boulevard

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/6250sunset1.JPG?itok=GM3PMKLR

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/6250sunset2.JPG?itok=lE8BfomP

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/essex_0.PNG?itok=26vGM-bk

caligrad
Mar 25, 2015, 6:04 PM
^^^ So this project is going on the parking lot of Nickelodeon studios? Is the studio still operating ?

losangelesnative
Mar 25, 2015, 7:50 PM
Yes

Kingofthehill
Mar 28, 2015, 3:54 PM
Loving all of the Hollywood action and updates! In particular, I am excited for the completion of the Dream Hotel. That little area around Cahuenga/Selma has a nice, livable vibe - worlds away from Hollywood Blvd a few blocks north.

citywatch
Mar 28, 2015, 4:06 PM
LOL I like how they left out the ugly A$$ power/phone lines in the artist renderings HAHA


http://www.anaheim.net/utilities/UGC/UGCAna2.gif

SLO
Mar 29, 2015, 3:12 PM
http://www.anaheim.net/utilities/UGC/UGCAna2.gif

Is there actually an effort to bury them?

blackcat23
Mar 30, 2015, 1:15 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/apartments-cap-koreatown-parking-garage

53 apartments planned for existing parking garage at 6th/Kenmore in Koreatown

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/kenmore%20at%206th-sblarch-l.jpg?itok=GB6JgEIP

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/34196th.PNG?itok=qvHYkjGG

SimonLA
Mar 30, 2015, 3:12 PM
Thanks Blackcat. It's funny how there are fewer surface parking lots to develop in KTown than there are in DTLA.

BrandonJXN
Mar 30, 2015, 4:59 PM
I can think of NUMEROUS parking structures in DTLA that should go this route.

caligrad
Mar 30, 2015, 5:29 PM
I think it could work and should be done, if possible, to some of the garages in south park/ fashion district...... But my only thing is structures are built to handle a certain load of weight. I'm sure the structure going on top will be wood but I wouldn't want to live there with the idea that the garage is decades old and not 100% sure if it were built to specs and able to hold the extra weight unless they plan on doing some heavy retrofitting to the garage.

blackcat23
Mar 30, 2015, 5:48 PM
I think it could work and should be done, if possible, to some of the garages in south park/ fashion district...... But my only thing is structures are built to handle a certain load of weight. I'm sure the structure going on top will be wood but I wouldn't want to live there with the idea that the garage is decades old and not 100% sure if it were built to specs and able to hold the extra weight unless they plan on doing some heavy retrofitting to the garage.

This project is a good example of that. The parking garage was actually built in the 1920s, and thus will require substantial upgrades to 1) support the weight of additional levels and 2) meet modern safety regulations.

Quixote
Mar 30, 2015, 9:43 PM


http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/DSC04230_0.JPG?itok=7tJjNnkt

...

I don't understand why more local developers and architects don't adopt this steamlined aesthetic when it's clearly befitting of a sun-drenched city with a significant Mid-Century modern legacy. Is this design more cost-prohibitive than Palmer's gross Tuscan-inspired monstrosities or TCA's polychromatic shitboxes? Obviously not. How frustrating.

LosAngelesSportsFan
Mar 30, 2015, 11:09 PM
agreed, although i think this building (and any building really) can go without the gross mesh looking metal. Really detracts from it. I especially hate the one on La Brea that has this similar metal on it. Ages really badly in my opinion

caligrad
Mar 30, 2015, 11:30 PM
You beat me to it sportsfan. Its not a bad building but that metal mesh with the weather elements does not age well at all. I've already seen similar used in other cities that already look deteriorated and were built barely 5 years ago. Developers using certain design elements are a way to define a decade and this current decade is the metal mesh. Just like how when we drive around the city we can see obvious buildings from the 70's, 80s and 90s. I like some design elements and developers know if they were completely boring that we would complain about that too, which we do, but at least use a material that wont be weathered so quickly.

blackcat23
Mar 31, 2015, 1:20 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/supportive-housing-complex-underway-van-nuys

Groundbreaking occurred earlier this moth fro the Crest Apartments, a new collaboration between the Skid Row Housing Trust and Michael Maltzan. 63 housing units for formerly homeless individuals at 13604 Sherman Way in Van Nuys.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/crest1.jpg?itok=SNjNolRk

Muji
Mar 31, 2015, 5:54 PM
You can always tell a Maltzan. I wouldn't mind at all if he were involved in more of the city's smaller infill projects. I'm also pretty amused that they stuck Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter in the rendering :haha:

blackcat23
Apr 1, 2015, 1:26 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/redevelopment-plans-emerge-laurel-plaza

Big development planned for North Hollywood's Laurel Plaza shopping center.

742 residential units, 500,000 sq. ft. of office space, 190,000 sq. ft. of retail/restaurants plus a movie theater, gym and a market.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/laurelplaza.JPG?itok=EP1C74Ya

Steve8263
Apr 1, 2015, 7:31 PM
Here's a new flyover of the Sunset La Cienega project with some bonus footage from Long Beach and La Brea Ave.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJGN7jv1SfU

sJGN7jv1SfU

Muji
Apr 2, 2015, 4:38 AM
A quick Culver City update from this afternoon.

Access Culver City (seen from the Expo train) appears to be topped out now:
https://urbandiachrony.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/img_3411-e1427949275306.jpg

The facades on the Runyon Group's Platform development are also starting to shape up. So far, so good I think.
https://urbandiachrony.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/img_3415-e1427949282100.jpg

Quixote
Apr 2, 2015, 4:46 AM
^ Any update is a good update. Thanks.

I'll be very interested in seeing what steps will be taken to bridge the gap between Culver City's Expo Line station and its popular Downtown area, which the city clearly poured a lot of money into revitalizing. It'd be great if the so-called "stair project" is ever revived.

Muji
Apr 2, 2015, 5:17 AM
Definitely. As it is, there is really no great way as a pedestrian to walk from the Expo station to downtown Culver City. Venice is marginally better now that all the road and sidewalk construction has finally wrapped up, but it's still a crappy hot walk around that long strip mall and Toyota dealership.

caligrad
Apr 2, 2015, 5:45 AM
The project in Long Beach, "The Current", has a larger footprint than I thought it was, Especially since its the shorter tower of the 2 towers, it seems like its barely leaving enough room for the second tower..... I Just got a bad feeling.

blackcat23
Apr 2, 2015, 5:49 AM
Delete

ChelseaFC
Apr 2, 2015, 6:15 AM
Definitely. As it is, there is really no great way as a pedestrian to walk from the Expo station to downtown Culver City. Venice is marginally better now that all the road and sidewalk construction has finally wrapped up, but it's still a crappy hot walk around that long strip mall and Toyota dealership.

It's a bit of a nicer walk down Washington.

Kingofthehill
Apr 2, 2015, 1:24 PM
I don't understand why more local developers and architects don't adopt this steamlined aesthetic when it's clearly befitting of a sun-drenched city with a significant Mid-Century modern legacy. Is this design more cost-prohibitive than Palmer's gross Tuscan-inspired monstrosities or TCA's polychromatic shitboxes? Obviously not. How frustrating.

i have long wondered that myself. how los angeles could go from a perenially avant garde leader in design to the crap we have now. up until the 70s or so, la was a world-class leader in architecture, due in no small part to the rich mid-century modern tradition we have. for a city as big, rich, influential and creative as la is, a large majority of our contemporary architecture is, quite frankly, disappointing.

here's to hoping more projects take cues from the minimalist modernist aesthetic los angeles is known for!

blackcat23
Apr 2, 2015, 1:24 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/apartment-complex-planned-macarthur-park

Vacant lot near 7th/Hoover Streets to be replaced with six-story apartment complex. 158 units, 5,571 sq. ft. of ground floor retail.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/hoover7th.JPG?itok=n9e8sf1z

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/2806seventh_0.PNG?itok=5TzWNJHY

Kingofthehill
Apr 2, 2015, 1:27 PM
^ happy to see more projects reach westlake and pico-union. between their current states, lack of organized nimby opposition, and locations between emerging/expansionary downtown and koreatown (and really, even silverlake/echo park in the north of westlake), those areas have nowhere to go but up.

blackcat23
Apr 3, 2015, 4:36 AM
http://urbanize.la/post/metro-proposes-simplified-naming-convention-rail-lines

Metro is considering swapping out the color names for a letter-based system.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/metro_new_naming_scheme_Page_15.png?itok=FRMDqh3k

Easy
Apr 3, 2015, 2:34 PM
I like the concept but the map may need a little work. It shows Pershing which is on 4th and Hill as NE of 2nd and Hope.

Docjalby
Apr 4, 2015, 5:57 AM
I like the concept but the map may need a little work. It shows Pershing which is on 4th and Hill as NE of 2nd and Hope.

I'm betting they will take liberties like that to make the map smoother.

Easy
Apr 4, 2015, 5:00 PM
I'm betting they will take liberties like that to make the map smoother.

Yeah I understand the need to make the map easy to read but that bit seems easy enough to correct by showing the lines crossing. Those types of details would be of some benefit to riders.

brudy
Apr 4, 2015, 5:36 PM
I like the concept but the map may need a little work. It shows Pershing which is on 4th and Hill as NE of 2nd and Hope.

Yeah, that's a bad one, just in terms of giving visitors a sense of context. Transit maps don't need to be to scale but they should put the stops in the correct spatial relationship to one another.

blackcat23
Apr 4, 2015, 9:41 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/office-tower-under-demolition-century-city

Century City's Gateway West tower is really coming down now. Making way for expansion of the Westfield Century City mall.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/DSC04295.JPG?itok=AU8EMsvR

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/centurycity.jpg?itok=i0gc23yC

Quixote
Apr 4, 2015, 11:02 PM
^ Wow, there really is no hope for Century City.

202_Cyclist
Apr 4, 2015, 11:13 PM
^ Wow, there really is no hope for Century City.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUyoQ8F64G0

brudy
Apr 5, 2015, 12:31 AM
There's so much wrong in that bottom rendering it makes my brain hurt.

Kingofthehill
Apr 5, 2015, 1:06 PM
unfortunate, especially as this results in the senseless loss of a decent mid-century modern building. the westside....

Illithid Dude
Apr 5, 2015, 2:12 PM
oh, come on guys. it's not like that part of santa monica blvd. is every going to become pedestrian friendly. if that mall was in downtown, i'd be complaining, but century city? it fits in fine.

ChelseaFC
Apr 5, 2015, 4:18 PM
oh, come on guys. it's not like that part of santa monica blvd. is every going to become pedestrian friendly. if that mall was in downtown, i'd be complaining, but century city? it fits in fine.

Exactly. Beverly Hills/Century City is never going to become a predominantly pedestrian culture. There are far greater things to get worked up about than an expansion of the Century City mall.

brudy
Apr 5, 2015, 5:54 PM
Exactly. Beverly Hills/Century City is never going to become a predominantly pedestrian culture. There are far greater things to get worked up about than an expansion of the Century City mall.

Oh I know it will never be pedestrian-oriented. But looking at that makes me never want to go there and shows what's wrong with that stretch of Santa Monica.

BOYCOTT 90210
Apr 5, 2015, 6:29 PM
You guys are all NIMBYs.

SimonLA
Apr 5, 2015, 6:48 PM
This is how Westfield sells it, so while it won't be great (the parking spaces are insane; 4700), it hopefully the project in its entirety won't be egregious (there's an Eataly!):

"Utilizing best urban planning principles, this plan also creates a breathtaking new point of entry for the property, incorporates an elegant beautification campaign alongside Santa Monica Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars, and features acres of green space, lushly landscaped pedestrian pathways, strolling gardens, and a beautiful central plaza into a predominantly urban environment. Working in partnership and with the input from the City of Los Angeles and neighborhood residents— this plan includes an integrated parking and transportation strategy to manage traffic in the vicinity of the property, especially during peak hours."

http://res.cloudinary.com/wlabs/image/asset/f_auto,w_1536,q_75/development-hero-6ed3c14506b116c1e97303b04ea278a4

Docjalby
Apr 5, 2015, 9:15 PM
People are complaining about an empty office building coming down??? You will also note that the mall is actually building more towards the new subway station.

bobbyv
Apr 5, 2015, 11:56 PM
People are complaining about an empty office building coming down??? You will also note that the mall is actually building more towards the new subway station.

I think they're would be less complaints had Westfield somehow incorporated the building in to the new wing of the mall as a mixed use project.

blackcat23
Apr 6, 2015, 1:15 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/petersen-automotive-museum-gets-its-new-skin

Steel ribbons making their first appearance at the Petersen Museum

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/DSC04279.JPG?itok=Os893cak

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/petersonmuseum.jpg?itok=qUTLjWLS

blackcat23
Apr 7, 2015, 1:21 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/stalled-mid-wilshire-towers-getting-active

More towers for Wilshire between Fairfax and La Cienega. Developer is UDR, designs by Steinberg Architects.

6245 Wilshire: 18 stories, 158 units, retail.
6401 Wilshire: 15 stories, 90 units, 6,000 sq. ft. retail.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/map.JPG?itok=7iq2UyaI

Steve8263
Apr 7, 2015, 2:12 PM
^^^
This stretch of Wilshire is screaming for a makeover, hopefully into a condo and office canyon like the part thru Westwood or K-Town. And with the eventual arrival of the subway stops on either end there's great potential for the area to be upgraded into a pedestrian friendly and high density mixed use zone.

BrianMojo
Apr 7, 2015, 6:01 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/stalled-mid-wilshire-towers-getting-active

More towers for Wilshire between Fairfax and La Cienega. Developer is UDR, designs by Steinberg Architects.



I just caught this Salon piece (http://www.salon.com/2015/04/05/the_incredible_shrinking_megacity_how_los_angeles_enginereed_a_housing_crisis/) on how we engineered ourselves into our housing situation, and it had an interesting quote:

Proposition U ballot initiative, one of the city’s most stringent anti-development laws, passed by more than a 2-to-1 margin in 1986. Prop U, considered the culmination of the homeowner movement, effectively froze new building on the city’s low-slung commercial boulevards (which are also its transit corridors).

I'd never heard of Prop U before, so this was news to me. A couple questions for you guys:

- Do we think that the "re-code" effort to rejigger the zoning is effectively an effort to sidestep Prop U?
- Also, and this is why I'm quoting blackcat, would this development be larger without it? Or is Wilshire exempt? (It has a lot of towers, especially in Koreatown)

bzcat
Apr 7, 2015, 6:54 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/office-tower-under-demolition-century-city

Century City's Gateway West tower is really coming down now. Making way for expansion of the Westfield Century City mall.



Wait, I thought there is supposed to be another tower on top of the new retail space? What happened to it?

My wife is beyond excited about the new Nordstrom... I was just looking forward to more tall buildings :slob:

AndrewK
Apr 7, 2015, 8:24 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/stalled-mid-wilshire-towers-getting-active

More towers for Wilshire between Fairfax and La Cienega. Developer is UDR, designs by Steinberg Architects.

6245 Wilshire: 18 stories, 158 units, retail.
6401 Wilshire: 15 stories, 90 units, 6,000 sq. ft. retail.
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I remember when the building at 6401 was torn down and replaced with a "temporary" parking lot in, I think, 2009? Glad to see it finally revived.

Docjalby
Apr 7, 2015, 10:48 PM
I just caught this Salon piece (http://www.salon.com/2015/04/05/the_incredible_shrinking_megacity_how_los_angeles_enginereed_a_housing_crisis/) on how we engineered ourselves into our housing situation, and it had an interesting quote:



I'd never heard of Prop U before, so this was news to me. A couple questions for you guys:

- Do we think that the "re-code" effort to rejigger the zoning is effectively an effort to sidestep Prop U?
- Also, and this is why I'm quoting blackcat, would this development be larger without it? Or is Wilshire exempt? (It has a lot of towers, especially in Koreatown)

I randomly read about that yesterday. Railtown is a great book talking about teh history of rail in Los Angeles, and it covered that. LA was originally zoed for 48 or so high density areas and 29 of them were going to be connected by rail. The zoning at the time was changed to reflect that. Zev Yarslovsky and another guy heard a lot of complaints about traffic. They decided that having all these tall towers would not help traffic, so they pushed Prop U that basically shut down all tall buildings. Downtown, Century City, and Wilshire blvd was specifically exempt from it.

A few places got built up before Prop U got passed. Thats why you have clusters of high rises in Westwood, Century City, and 1-2 other places that I forget.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0520278275/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I highly recommend this book.

blackcat23
Apr 7, 2015, 11:35 PM
Wait, I thought there is supposed to be another tower on top of the new retail space? What happened to it?

My wife is beyond excited about the new Nordstrom... I was just looking forward to more tall buildings :slob:

I think your wife will be happy, but you will be not. The proposed tower was supposedly downsized to 15 stories, although I've yet to see a rendering of it.

Love that we're talking about Prop U, btw. Part of the reason why large parts of LA has fully built up side streets (i.e. Koreatown and Westlake), yet the main commercial boulevards are lined by dingy one and two-story buildings (Vermont, Western, etc.).

There are a few ways of sidestepping the downzoning instituted by Prop U, although I'm not familiar with all of them. I believe a lot of developers include affordable housing to take advantage of density bonuses.

blackcat23
Apr 8, 2015, 3:12 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/fresh-renderings-hollywood-development

This is the new look for the Hollywood Cherokee development, planned just northeast of Hollywood & Highland. 224 apartments, 1,000 sq. ft. ground-floor commercial space.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/cherokee.JPG?itok=IcNCSzr9

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/Capture_8.JPG?itok=348g3yg7

LAsam
Apr 8, 2015, 4:23 PM
I'm liking that rendering ^^^. Those are going to be beautiful interiors with that much natural light filtering in (just need some privacy shades!). The exterior is easy on the eyes as well. I wouldn't mind seeing more infill of this variety.

colemonkee
Apr 8, 2015, 5:18 PM
Much more interesting look than the usual 6-story designs we see. The devil will be in the details, though. I'm really interested to see which panels will end up being stucco, and which will be aluminum. The renders hint towards it, but it's hard to tell exactly.

brudy
Apr 8, 2015, 6:14 PM
Yeah, this one looks pretty nice. And it's next to a taco stand.

bzcat
Apr 8, 2015, 7:08 PM
I think your wife will be happy, but you will be not. The proposed tower was supposedly downsized to 15 stories, although I've yet to see a rendering of it.



I will take a 15 story tower over no tower :dancingbacon

Although the lack of rendering is curious. It is already entitled and cleared right?

Thinking about it some more... I can't see how they can construct the tower after the stubby retail portion opens. It has to be done at the same time due to the size of the parcel.

Munchitup
Apr 9, 2015, 12:31 AM
It will be awesome to get some mixed-use on the N/S streets throughout Hollywood like that project provides. There seem to be a lot of these "back lots" behind the Hollywood Blvd frontage, it'll be awesome when all of these open lots get filled with a mix of commercial and residential development.

Though this one is to the north of Hollywood Blvd, the majority of the development opportunities seem to be to the south side.

Eightball
Apr 9, 2015, 4:20 PM
Two Culver City Expo Line Station Updates:

First, the Platform

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Access Culver City

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Sorry the quality kind of sucks.

timpdx
Apr 10, 2015, 2:36 AM
Photo update from Hollywood:

http://i.imgur.com/qTMieyi.jpg
Dream Hotel

http://i.imgur.com/MfJepid.jpg
Forgot the hotel that was renovating this, but it looks great

http://i.imgur.com/G9vhhcJ.jpg
1601 Vine tower

http://i.imgur.com/2Tr08SZ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ATib1PP.jpg
The Camden, that parking entrance ramp is quite prominent

http://i.imgur.com/Zd7QwYn.jpg
Highland and De Longpre

http://i.imgur.com/CCHO9Ex.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/NHtoMwP.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/RzscJoP.jpg

Columbia Square, cladding on office portion going up now


And Wilshire/Virgil moving quick, surprised there is not a tower crane here yet
http://i.imgur.com/ZX6BjaH.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/sCRxcbL.jpg

Wally West
Apr 10, 2015, 5:19 AM
Excellent photo update, timpdx. Thank you for the time you put into it.

I could have never imagine that Wilshire/Virgil was working at such a quick pace.

Eightball
Apr 10, 2015, 2:45 PM
excellent photo update, timpdx. Thank you for the time you put into it.
+1

LAsam
Apr 10, 2015, 3:41 PM
Excellent photo update, timpdx. Thank you for the time you put into it.

+2 The Columbia Square project really is quite massive.

blackcat23
Apr 13, 2015, 1:11 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/eastown-apartments-phase-ii-moving-ahead

Phase II of Blvd 6200/Eastown Apartments in the process of acquiring construction permits. Scheduled to break ground in the second half of this year.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/Capture_9.JPG?itok=fF9S9_x3

dktshb
Apr 13, 2015, 4:16 PM
^ Great news! That surface lot has bothered me more than any surface lot in Hollywood considering it is right across the street from the subway stop. It will be nice to see it go.

It is amazing to witness all the development that is occurring in Hollywood and South Park these days. Both neighborhoods are going to be dramatically different by 2020.

blackcat23
Apr 16, 2015, 1:21 PM
La Brea and Willoughby from earlier this week

http://urbanize.la/post/offices-and-apartments-rise-hollywood

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/DSC04304.JPG?itok=Q1Gb85j-

To the left is La Brea Gateway (Holland Partner Group, Five-Stories, 179 apartments, 33,000 sq. ft. Sprouts at ground level)

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/labrea1_0.jpg?itok=agwiHg_e

To the right is 925 La Brea (50,000 sq. ft. office space, 175-car garage, 15,000 sq. ft. of ground-floor retail)

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/925rendering.PNG?itok=G3QCjRNQ

Ragnar
Apr 16, 2015, 7:35 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/fresh-renderings-hollywood-development

This is the new look for the Hollywood Cherokee development, planned just northeast of Hollywood & Highland. 224 apartments, 1,000 sq. ft. ground-floor commercial space.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/cherokee.JPG?itok=IcNCSzr9

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/Capture_8.JPG?itok=348g3yg7

Fun fact -- this is going up right next to Julia Roberts' apartment from Pretty Woman:
http://royalaustin.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Prettywoman.jpg

ChelseaFC
Apr 16, 2015, 10:13 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/eastown-apartments-phase-ii-moving-ahead

Phase II of Blvd 6200/Eastown Apartments in the process of acquiring construction permits. Scheduled to break ground in the second half of this year.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/Capture_9.JPG?itok=fF9S9_x3


Any thoughts on parking options for the Pantages? That's the primary lot they use.

Steve8263
Apr 16, 2015, 10:26 PM
^^^
I think there's a huge garage open to the public as part of phase 1.

SimonLA
Apr 16, 2015, 11:49 PM
^^^
I think there's a huge garage open to the public as part of phase 1.

There's a public garage on Vine about a block and a half away. It's the one with retail at the bottom that's been empty for at least a year.

blackcat23
Apr 20, 2015, 1:33 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/five-story-apartment-complex-planned-westchester

New project planned by CIM Group in Westchester. Five-story, 137-unit apartment building designed by VTBS Architects.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/latijera.JPG?itok=ySF8TN-I

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/Capture_10.JPG?itok=hzYBNrjk

LAsam
Apr 20, 2015, 5:38 PM
^ Neither a fan of those renderings, nor the lack of retail space. I am a big fan of The Coffee Company across the street, however.

blackcat23
Apr 21, 2015, 3:32 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/half-finished-la-brea-project-gets-redesign

This is the final look for the half-finished development at La Brea and Hawthorn, just south of Hollywood Boulevard. Five stories, 56 units, 9,000 sq. ft. of retail.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/la%20brea%20regency.jpg?itok=-gv4hr7-

Kingofthehill
Apr 23, 2015, 9:59 AM
there seems to be reasonably dense stuff going up in westchester and nearby playa del rey, but will the area ever coalesce into something better and more functionally urban? that area in particular has a lot of projects lacking any sort of retail.

blackcat23
Apr 23, 2015, 1:20 PM
there seems to be reasonably dense stuff going up in westchester and nearby playa del rey, but will the area ever coalesce into something better and more functionally urban? that area in particular has a lot of projects lacking any sort of retail.

Not without some huge policy changes, Westchester in particular. The combination of NIMBYs + hilly topography + outdated zoning + current built environment will make it very difficult. Playa Del Rey has a nice commercial stretch on Culver Boulevard, but it's never going to densify on the surrounding block.

On the other hand...lots of interesting stuff going on in Frogtown.

http://urbanize.la/post/small-lot-houses-planned-frogtown

117 residential units + 28,000 square feet of commercial space next to the LA River.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/riverfront2.JPG?itok=KQBn4eP4

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/river.JPG?itok=6h2clIbL

San Frangelino
Apr 23, 2015, 10:04 PM
There is a bulldozer at the site of 5400 Hollywood Blvd in Thai Town today. Sorry, it's not the best pic. Here's a link to the only rendering I could find http://kkginc.com/projects/pre-construction/
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8AEXDjMjvsQ/VTlqLzCnC8I/AAAAAAAABlU/tNisYGcdPMo/s1600/IMG_3612.JPG

Lots of work happening nearby at 5550 Hollywood Blvd.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XGunEoVa-9Q/VTlqUVUAMYI/AAAAAAAABlc/WnWm2XVC5vo/s1600/IMG_3614.JPG

Some bonus shots of Columbia Square and The Camden.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-n0q2xt7RnP4/VTlqV8AvK5I/AAAAAAAABlk/QSuzc9c4FSE/s1600/IMG_3616.JPG

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YaeL7AivWcE/VTlqdOjFOuI/AAAAAAAABls/fOBbjBvcOLc/s1600/IMG_3619.JPG

bzcat
Apr 23, 2015, 11:13 PM
there seems to be reasonably dense stuff going up in westchester and nearby playa del rey, but will the area ever coalesce into something better and more functionally urban? that area in particular has a lot of projects lacking any sort of retail.

Probably not because the business interest in the area like the way things are now. There is no push to redevelop any commercial property. And forget about trying to rezone any residential tracks... you will have NIMBY bloodbath on your hand.

Not without some huge policy changes, Westchester in particular. The combination of NIMBYs + hilly topography + outdated zoning + current built environment will make it very difficult. Playa Del Rey has a nice commercial stretch on Culver Boulevard, but it's never going to densify on the surrounding block.



Agreed... pretty much the entire business districts along Century and Sepulveda are locked in the current development pattern due to height restriction and lack of motivated property owners (hotels pay for themselves... not much motivation to redevelop).

The section along Lincoln Blvd is under zoned but it is NIMBY central over there so forget about trying to do anything.

Although I think the Manchester Blvd corridor between La Tijera and 405 has some potential. The area is zoned for light industrial right now but it is getting a Crenshaw line station (Florence/Hindry) near Randy's Donuts. With all the rental cars lots relocating to Manchester Square, there may be some parcels that can be good candidates for mixed use or more dense residential development.

ByTheBay
Apr 24, 2015, 2:15 AM
http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2015/4/23/8486149/new-chargers-raiders-stadium-plans-LIGHTNING-BOLT-LIGHTNING-BOLT

Redesign for proposed Carson Stadium. I'm liking this better!

ByTheBay
Apr 24, 2015, 2:21 AM
Wrong link! Here's the rendering...

http://www.latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-sp-nfl-stadium-renderings-carson-20150424-story.html

caligrad
Apr 24, 2015, 6:04 PM
Clicking on that link that San Frangelino posted, scrolling down to the bottom, the same company has a rather large mixed use mid-rise/high rise combo for Long Beach apparently in the pre construction phase. never even heard of it before. Its called "Long Beach phase 2"......If my viewing of the rendering is correct, this is at the intersection of Broadway and Long beach blvd. in the heart of downtown next to the blue line station.

And by large I mean Large for Long Beach standards.

http://kkginc.com/projects/pre-construction/

Munchitup
Apr 24, 2015, 7:14 PM
Wrong link! Here's the rendering...

http://www.latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-sp-nfl-stadium-renderings-carson-20150424-story.html

What's with all the clusters of high-rises around the project in this rendering?

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/553a59a6f92ea166a001475a/Aerial.jpg

Eightball
Apr 25, 2015, 2:39 PM
Couple of (not great quality) pics of The Platform u/c in Culver City. It's coming along nicely, tho!

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7645/17263523912_a3d3a22a79_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/siw5d1)Culver City The Platform u/c (https://flic.kr/p/siw5d1) by thaeisahtbizall (https://www.flickr.com/people/73028294@N00/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7662/17264806771_23ae86cc51_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/siCDyg)Culver City The Platform u/c (https://flic.kr/p/siCDyg) by thaeisahtbizall (https://www.flickr.com/people/73028294@N00/), on Flickr

blackcat23
Apr 27, 2015, 1:29 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/icon-rises-sunset-bronson-studios

Icon has sticks in the ground in Hollywood. 14 stories/200' tall, 323k sq. ft. of office space.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/DSC04316.JPG?itok=vZAbi7_U

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/icon2.jpg?itok=NTAvzkeV

colemonkee
Apr 27, 2015, 1:40 PM
I noticed the crane for this last night. Had totally forgotten about that one. Hollywood will look very different in 2 years.

SimonLA
Apr 27, 2015, 7:42 PM
Let me ask a question. When do we think the Target and Spaghetti Factory/CIM tower issues will realistically be worked out?

Steve8263
Apr 27, 2015, 7:46 PM
10000 Santa Monica Blvd is moving fast, they must be up to the 10th floor or so on that project.

Also, Sunset/ La Cienega is above grade on the west half now.

caligrad
Apr 27, 2015, 9:30 PM
Let me ask a question. When do we think the Target and Spaghetti Factory/CIM tower issues will realistically be worked out?

I was so confused and mad at the courts for blocking the leasing/sales of the units in the new spaghetti factory tower, I thought allowing the nimbys to have their way with this one was just ridiculous......

HOWEVER.

There was a special news report the other night about the project and the CIM company itself and it is literally the worst company ever. Now I know why it was partially halted and being sued. They did/ are currently doing so much shady, Excuse my French but (SHIT), that they shouldn't be allowed to do business in this city anymore.

Munchitup
Apr 28, 2015, 4:15 AM
I was so confused and mad at the courts for blocking the leasing/sales of the units in the new spaghetti factory tower, I thought allowing the nimbys to have their way with this one was just ridiculous......

HOWEVER.

There was a special news report the other night about the project and the CIM company itself and it is literally the worst company ever. Now I know why it was partially halted and being sued. They did/ are currently doing so much shady, Excuse my French but (SHIT), that they shouldn't be allowed to do business in this city anymore.

I agree, that one is on CIM. Idiots. I really hope a tower doesn't get torn down, but it might.

Jaycruz
Apr 28, 2015, 7:08 AM
I was so confused and mad at the courts for blocking the leasing/sales of the units in the new spaghetti factory tower, I thought allowing the nimbys to have their way with this one was just ridiculous......

HOWEVER.

There was a special news report the other night about the project and the CIM company itself and it is literally the worst company ever. Now I know why it was partially halted and being sued. They did/ are currently doing so much shady, Excuse my French but (SHIT), that they shouldn't be allowed to do business in this city anymore.

I agree, that one is on CIM. Idiots. I really hope a tower doesn't get torn down, but it might.

I saw the same news report. CIM deserves everything that happens to them. They actually went around the city and had the nerve to use the bottom half of the tower as a hotel. Not licensed for a hotel. No maids, no room service. barely anyone at the front desk. When the tenants went to the front desk and leasing offices to ask what in the hell was going on, they were ordered to have the cops called on the tenants. Its crazy. I hope the nimbys win this one.

But I desperately hope there is a way to not tear it down. it really isn't that bad of a building....its nice filler development. Courts should just sue and make them sell the building for all the expenses it costs to build the building and nothing more.

blackcat23
Apr 28, 2015, 1:02 PM
As San Frangelino mentioned last week, work is underway on a new development at 5400 Hollywood Boulevard.

http://urbanize.la/post/more-mixed-use-sprouts-hollywood-boulevard

Developer is Meta Housing Corp, architect is Y&M. Five-story building with 40 units of affordable housing and 3,300 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/5400hollywood.jpg?itok=HhZtaxmS

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/hollywood.JPG?itok=KYC4rojF

SoCalKid
Apr 28, 2015, 8:27 PM
I was just looking at the regional connector project map... Am I understanding correctly that the expo line won't make it to Union Station?!?!?

If so, I'm furious. Connecting all lines possible to union station should be a high priority. If they don't connect expo to union, they are wasting an enormous opportunity to enhance regional mobility and demonstrating metro's lack of ability to understand even the simplest of transit principles. Will someone with specific knowledge please please clarify for me?

Munchitup
Apr 28, 2015, 8:29 PM
I was just looking at the regional connector project map... Am I understanding correctly that the expo line won't make it to Union Station?!?!?

If so, I'm furious. Connecting all lines possible to union station should be a high priority. If they don't connect expo to union, they are wasting an enormous opportunity to enhance regional mobility and demonstrating metro's lack of ability to understand even the simplest of transit principles. Will someone with specific knowledge please please clarify for me?

No it does not go to Union Station. Not sure it would be feasible from a cost and engineering standpoint.

SimonLA
Apr 29, 2015, 1:22 AM
No it does not go to Union Station. Not sure it would be feasible from a cost and engineering standpoint.

You realize it doesn't go there now, right? (sorry, that was a response to the first Union Station reference, not to Munchitup)