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brudy
Oct 7, 2015, 2:17 AM
Wouldn't the property be more valuable with something other than a shitty strip mall near it? How crazy...

saybanana
Oct 7, 2015, 10:42 AM
Some Hollywood Development during the rain.

Columbia Square
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5639/22000714602_40b6cd6243_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zw8pXy)IMG_6588 (https://flic.kr/p/zw8pXy) by Joe Sands (https://www.flickr.com/photos/130435608@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/623/22022808751_eae32677bd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zy5DMa)IMG_6583 (https://flic.kr/p/zy5DMa) by Joe Sands (https://www.flickr.com/photos/130435608@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5743/22022806821_f4fd562d8e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zy5DcT)IMG_6586 (https://flic.kr/p/zy5DcT) by Joe Sands (https://www.flickr.com/photos/130435608@N04/), on Flickr

The Camden Hollywood
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/673/22022798901_461a3f9421_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zy5ARk)IMG_6595 (https://flic.kr/p/zy5ARk) by Joe Sands (https://www.flickr.com/photos/130435608@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5814/21825072548_021dbcb164_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zfBcGh)IMG_6593 (https://flic.kr/p/zfBcGh) by Joe Sands (https://www.flickr.com/photos/130435608@N04/), on Flickr

saybanana
Oct 7, 2015, 10:50 AM
The Dream Hotel Hollywood - hopefully you can see it through the black tarp
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/642/21986730466_0b3918735d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zuTJXL)IMG_6601 (https://flic.kr/p/zuTJXL) by Joe Sands (https://www.flickr.com/photos/130435608@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5814/21391791653_0ab0cfdb26_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yAjwo2)IMG_6598 (https://flic.kr/p/yAjwo2) by Joe Sands (https://www.flickr.com/photos/130435608@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/565/22022816961_662453bbb0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zy5GdH)IMG_6599 (https://flic.kr/p/zy5GdH) by Joe Sands (https://www.flickr.com/photos/130435608@N04/), on Flickr

This old hotel next to the Dream on Wilcox is gutted and going through a renovation
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/587/21825108438_caeb6f2724_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zfBon5)IMG_6600 (https://flic.kr/p/zfBon5) by Joe Sands (https://www.flickr.com/photos/130435608@N04/), on Flickr

Selma Community Housing Shelter on Selma and Cherokee
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5678/21825116348_4d7bd4bd61_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zfBqHs)IMG_6602 (https://flic.kr/p/zfBqHs) by Joe Sands (https://www.flickr.com/photos/130435608@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5713/22000662992_6b09a32601_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zw89BJ)IMG_6604 (https://flic.kr/p/zw89BJ) by Joe Sands (https://www.flickr.com/photos/130435608@N04/), on Flickr

blackcat23
Oct 7, 2015, 4:04 PM
New Development for Hollywood
http://m.la.curbed.com/archives/2015/10/ava_hollywood_donut_time_gentrification.php

Interesting. This was the property previously slated for the Lexington (seen below). Same number of units, so it looks like all that's happening is a redesign with Avalon Bay's branding.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/lexington.PNG?itok=QYa9JIph
http://urbanize.la/post/hollywoods-lexington-development-redesigned-and-downsized

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/overhead_0.PNG?itok=bqxSz8Qv
http://urbanize.la/post/hollywoods-lexington-development-redesigned-and-downsized

timpdx
Oct 7, 2015, 5:26 PM
6 storey hotel (once 19 stories) approved by County Supervisors for Marina del Rey (reported in LA Times)

blackcat23
Oct 8, 2015, 4:20 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/domain-rising-west-hollywood

Progress on Domain in West Hollywood (Trammell Crow, Studio One Eleven). 166 apartments, 9,300 square feet of retail space.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140wb/public/field/image/20151003_145711.jpg?itok=q7CEv88K

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/domain.jpg?itok=-siMDAAm

Jun
Oct 8, 2015, 6:48 PM
anyone in k-town mind taking a picture of the tower under construction at 3033 wilshire? Curious to see it progress

bobbyv
Oct 8, 2015, 10:20 PM
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-train-to-lax-metro-sales-tax-20151007-story.html

This article talks of some pretty ambitious plans if voters pass it next year.

bighomey3000
Oct 8, 2015, 10:27 PM
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-train-to-lax-metro-sales-tax-20151007-story.html

This article talks of some pretty ambitious plans if voters pass it next year.

They need a concerted campaign of all stakeholders STARTING EARLY. Before, it was a half-assed, last-second operation with the Facebook page going up two weeks before the election. If we are gonna do this, do this -- Metro, politicians, developers, communities, engineering firms, unions representing each region and representing their interests (Sepulveda Subway, Subway to Sea, Crenshaw Line) needs to start selling the idea NOW--the longer Metro delays in officially putting it on the ballot and building the campaign the worse chance we have of hitting the ridiculous supermajority target.

LosAngelesSportsFan
Oct 8, 2015, 11:15 PM
They need a concerted campaign of all stakeholders STARTING EARLY. Before, it was a half-assed, last-second operation with the Facebook page going up two weeks before the election. If we are gonna do this, do this -- Metro, politicians, developers, communities, engineering firms, unions representing each region and representing their interests (Sepulveda Subway, Subway to Sea, Crenshaw Line) needs to start selling the idea NOW--the longer Metro delays in officially putting it on the ballot and building the campaign the worse chance we have of hitting the ridiculous supermajority target.

the good news is that even with that half assed attempt, the vote nearly passed with 66.5% approving, so im hoping that this time, we will win easily. The supelveda pass HRT, the Subway to the Sea, Crenshaw north and an LAX direct alone would be monumental and there are so many more worthwhile projects included.

bighomey3000
Oct 9, 2015, 1:36 AM
the good news is that even with that half assed attempt, the vote nearly passed with 66.5% approving, so im hoping that this time, we will win easily. The supelveda pass HRT, the Subway to the Sea, Crenshaw north and an LAX direct alone would be monumental and there are so many more worthwhile projects included.

Tell everyone you know to vote for it!

NSMP
Oct 9, 2015, 3:39 PM
anyone in k-town mind taking a picture of the tower under construction at 3033 wilshire? Curious to see it progress

I live in Virgil Village to the north, and I noticed this morning that I can now see the actual tower. The crane has been visible for months, but the building must've come into view recently. I'd say they're maybe five floors up. I'll take a picture when I get home.

saybanana
Oct 10, 2015, 2:42 AM
I went to check out two Metro related projects this past weekend during the rain. Orange Line underground connection to Red Line North Hollywood station. I couldnt see much except a hole in the ground from a distance. I didnt get a picture of it. The other is the above street pedestrian bridge at Universal City station. I have a few pictures of this. I think it is a bit over the top. 3 elevators with foot bridge on 2 sides. I think a scramble walk or bringing the Universal studios tram across the street to the station would have been a better solution.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/709/21874627640_2399c34543_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zjZbGq)IMG_6492 (https://flic.kr/p/zjZbGq) by Joe Sands (https://www.flickr.com/photos/130435608@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5637/22050382592_af55a23c4b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zAvYwd)IMG_6490 (https://flic.kr/p/zAvYwd) by Joe Sands (https://www.flickr.com/photos/130435608@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5731/22050381502_9f0a8f1939_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zAvYcq)IMG_6487 (https://flic.kr/p/zAvYcq) by Joe Sands (https://www.flickr.com/photos/130435608@N04/), on Flickr

blackcat23
Oct 11, 2015, 7:06 PM
Cranes are up at the Westfield Century CIty

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140wb/public/field/image/20151004_115349.jpg?itok=wkC6GMTn
https://www.facebook.com/urbanizela

blackcat23
Oct 12, 2015, 3:24 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/first-looked-proposed-marina-del-rey-marriott

Renderings for the Courtyard Marriott - Residence Inn approved for Marina Del Rey last week.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/marriott2.JPG?itok=ChPSr6zW

blackcat23
Oct 13, 2015, 2:56 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/mixed-use-development-revealed-west-adams

Mixed-use development planned in West Adams. Four stories, 72 apartments, 33,800 sq. ft. of ground-floor retail.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/riseonadams.jpg?itok=0jMMReda

a9l8e7n
Oct 13, 2015, 3:55 PM
Playa Vista "The Brickyard"

10/13/15

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5746/22139201975_9fc574e77d_b.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5778/21516391824_b0d14fb6aa_b.jpg

upward 2000
Oct 13, 2015, 4:29 PM
[QUOTE=saybanana;7193082]I went to check out two Metro related projects this past weekend during the rain. Orange Line underground connection to Red Line North Hollywood station. I couldnt see much except a hole in the ground from a distance. I didnt get a picture of it. The other is the above street pedestrian bridge at Universal City station. I have a few pictures of this. I think it is a bit over the top. 3 elevators with foot bridge on 2 sides. I think a scramble walk or bringing the Universal studios tram across the street to the station would have been a better solution.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/709/21874627640_2399c34543_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zjZbGq)

How would a scramble have improved traffic? They want to separate the pedestrians from the traffic to improve traffic flow. The tram idea might have worked.

cookiejarvis
Oct 13, 2015, 5:09 PM
[QUOTE=saybanana;7193082]I went to check out two Metro related projects this past weekend during the rain. Orange Line underground connection to Red Line North Hollywood station. I couldnt see much except a hole in the ground from a distance. I didnt get a picture of it. The other is the above street pedestrian bridge at Universal City station. I have a few pictures of this. I think it is a bit over the top. 3 elevators with foot bridge on 2 sides. I think a scramble walk or bringing the Universal studios tram across the street to the station would have been a better solution.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/709/21874627640_2399c34543_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zjZbGq)



I just came out of SSP retirement to say what a horrible idea this is. The MTA is spending $27 million dollars to build this bridge when they could have built a tunnel for 2 to 5 million dollars cheaper. The North Hollywood/Lankershim tunnel connecting the Red Line to the Orange Line plaza is costing the MTA ~$22 million dollars. What a shame.

DistrictDirt
Oct 13, 2015, 9:09 PM
I just came out of SSP retirement to say what a horrible idea this is. The MTA is spending $27 million dollars to build this bridge when they could have built a tunnel for 2 to 5 million dollars cheaper. The North Hollywood/Lankershim tunnel connecting the Red Line to the Orange Line plaza is costing the MTA ~$22 million dollars. What a shame.

Or a scramble crossing for $50,000 for that matter.

LA has a knack for overspending and over-engineering what should be simple projects, and the outcomes are usually the worse for it.

Jaycruz
Oct 13, 2015, 9:24 PM
Yeah this is a fail. They are taking the "Vegas Strip" route with this one. Works in Vegas but pointless here. Please let this be the only one ever built in the city. 22 million seems a bit expensive. Doesn't look that complicated to cost that much. A human sized erector set is all it is.

The tram idea sounds like a no brainer to us.... But a financial nightmare for universal.

Think of it this way. Tram full of people heading to the station across the street. Car/truck runs the light... Kills a few dozen instantly since theres no airbags or seatbelts. Universal gets sued.....Reason why that option wont happen. They are already risking it with their current street share setup.

SimonLA
Oct 13, 2015, 9:32 PM
Despite being the least exciting of the under construction projects, this is still awesome news! Some of these stops seem destined to be low ridership (Irwindale's station in particular seems to be in the middle of nowhere) but overall this will have important connectivity benefits especially within the sgv region. A run-time from Azusa to Pasadena in 20 minutes is a big time improvement especially for commuters.

[QUOTE=upward 2000;7195618]

I just came out of SSP retirement to say what a horrible idea this is. The MTA is spending $27 million dollars to build this bridge when they could have built a tunnel for 2 to 5 million dollars cheaper. The North Hollywood/Lankershim tunnel connecting the Red Line to the Orange Line plaza is costing the MTA ~$22 million dollars. What a shame.

There were serious complications with putting this underground that it made it cost prohibitive. That said, the usefulness of the bridge remains in question. The NoHo connector though will undoubtably be a boon for riders.

King Kill 'em
Oct 13, 2015, 10:11 PM
Did anyone also see that they're removing the art in the Universal Station

cookiejarvis
Oct 13, 2015, 11:00 PM
[QUOTE=cookiejarvis;7195687]

There were serious complications with putting this underground that it made it cost prohibitive. That said, the usefulness of the bridge remains in question. The NoHo connector though will undoubtably be a boon for riders.

The MTA and its contractors relocate utilities all the time for tunneling. How is this special or too complicated? They had to excavate and relocate utilities around that station when it was being built back in the late 90s. They already built a portal punch-out on the mezzanine level where the tunnel was supposed to cross under the street.

According to a February 2003 LAT article that I found online "The most recent estimate [for the tunnel] includes $18 million for construction, $1.35 million for project administration and $700,000 for engineering." Adjusted for inflation, that comes to $25.68 million in 2014 dollars, still $1.32 million less than the bridge that will force pedestrians up an extra set of stairs/escalators or elevators before descending down yet another set of stairs on the other side of Lankershim.

http://articles.latimes.com/2003/feb/17/local/me-tunnel17

blackcat23
Oct 14, 2015, 2:50 PM
The MTA and its contractors relocate utilities all the time for tunneling. How is this special or too complicated? They had to excavate and relocate utilities around that station when it was being built back in the late 90s. They already built a portal punch-out on the mezzanine level where the tunnel was supposed to cross under the street.

According to a February 2003 LAT article that I found online "The most recent estimate [for the tunnel] includes $18 million for construction, $1.35 million for project administration and $700,000 for engineering." Adjusted for inflation, that comes to $25.68 million in 2014 dollars, still $1.32 million less than the bridge that will force pedestrians up an extra set of stairs/escalators or elevators before descending down yet another set of stairs on the other side of Lankershim.

http://articles.latimes.com/2003/feb/17/local/me-tunnel17

People in Cheviot Hills wanted an underground crossing for the Expo Line at Overland Avenue, but it wasn't possible due to a sewer main line that runs down the street.

I don't know what the full story is with the Universal situation, but could be legitimate reasons why a tunnel may not have been a feasible.

blackcat23
Oct 14, 2015, 2:52 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/fresh-renderings-proposed-beverly-grove-tower

Some new renderings for 333 La Cienega, the 19-story luxury apartment tower planned near the Beverly Center by Rick Caruso. 154 residential units, 26,000-square-foot grocery store, 3,500 square feet of restaurant space.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/1_5.jpg?itok=ilreUtlg

Illithid Dude
Oct 14, 2015, 5:02 PM
Weird that they are going to build a fountain in this drought but I guess that's Caruso for ya.

King Kill 'em
Oct 14, 2015, 10:02 PM
The building is nice but the street scape and wide streets just give the area a suburban feel. Oh well could be worse. It's fine overall

N. Fred
Oct 14, 2015, 10:57 PM
Tabla Rasa is sending out notices for their beer and wine license at 5125 Hollywood Blvd on the Los Feliz/East Hollywood border in Thai Town.

It's a great old building: https://www.google.com/maps/place/5125+Hollywood+Blvd,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90027/@34.101755,-118.3014884,3a,75y,359h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sZYY4UKMoB_ua_kJqrG80LQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DZYY4UKMoB_ua_kJqrG80LQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dsearch.TACTILE.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D86%26h%3D86%26yaw%3D359.47986%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x80c2bf564c71cd15:0x99ad54d7383b600!6m1!1e1

202_Cyclist
Oct 15, 2015, 9:52 PM
Cava, a DC-area based Greek mezze chain, is opening their first West Coast location this week in Woodland Hills. I encourage you to try this if you are in the area-- it is one of our favorite happy hour locations in Washington.

http://la.eater.com/2015/10/13/9521445/cava-grill-los-angeles-dc-new-photos-open-topanga#4853702

SLO
Oct 16, 2015, 4:46 AM
Weird that they are going to build a fountain in this drought but I guess that's Caruso for ya.

drop in the bucket, theres more water in that roof top pool...

DIESELPOLO
Oct 16, 2015, 6:06 AM
http://urbanize.la/post/fresh-renderings-proposed-beverly-grove-tower

Some new renderings for 333 La Cienega, the 19-story luxury apartment tower planned near the Beverly Center by Rick Caruso. 154 residential units, 26,000-square-foot grocery store, 3,500 square feet of restaurant space.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/1_5.jpg?itok=ilreUtlg

I think I love watercolor renderings...

But I won't be fooled on actual materials though. The building itself looks fine for this area.

blackcat23
Oct 16, 2015, 2:50 PM
333 La Cienega's real life appearance will likely be similar to it's neighbor across the street, which was also developed by Caruso and designed by MVE & Parters/Hetzel Design.

http://www.aluminumrailing.com/wp-content/uploads/8500burtonway4.jpg
http://www.aluminumrailing.com/commercial/project-portfolio/8500-burton-way

LAsam
Oct 16, 2015, 4:13 PM
I think I love watercolor renderings...

But I won't be fooled on actual materials though. The building itself looks fine for this area.

Caruso typically doesn't value-engineer his product, so I wouldn't be too worried about materials.

Illithid Dude
Oct 16, 2015, 5:36 PM
Caruso typically doesn't value-engineer his product, so I wouldn't be too worried about materials.

Yeah, at the very least the project will look good.

San Frangelino
Oct 16, 2015, 7:50 PM
This was posted on The Source (http://thesource.metro.net/2015/10/15/how-we-roll-oct-15/):

North Hollywood Station
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRXR3P8UwAQYHj3.jpg:large
https://twitter.com/Ciclavalley

King Kill 'em
Oct 16, 2015, 10:21 PM
With Caruso it kind of feels like he trades one problem for another. He's a pretty average alright developer I'd say.

hughfb3
Oct 16, 2015, 11:51 PM
With Caruso it kind of feels like he trades one problem for another. He's a pretty average alright developer I'd say.

Based on results, his projects are exceptional by being among the highest grossing in their respective fields per square foot. I'd say if it was only evident in one project, we could conclude mediocrity. This tower will no doubt be a highly sought after address.

N. Fred
Oct 17, 2015, 12:20 AM
LA Times on VA Draft Master Plan: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-draft-master-plan-unveiled-for-long-neglected-veteran-s-campus-in-west-los-angeles-20151016-story.html

King Kill 'em
Oct 17, 2015, 12:41 AM
Based on results, his projects are exceptional by being among the highest grossing in their respective fields per square foot. I'd say if it was only evident in one project, we could conclude mediocrity. This tower will no doubt be a highly sought after address.

When I said he was mediocre I was mostly thinking about the Americana and Grove. They're good in that they add outdoor pedestrian activity and greenspace, and in the Americana's case lots of high density housing, but the downside is they have huge parking garages and feel very fake. There's a theme to them which I get but it just feels like Disneyland without the charm.
Some people like both of those places but to me they just make me feel weird. Probably because I'm not the targeted demographic.

AndrewK
Oct 17, 2015, 5:40 PM
Weird that they are going to build a fountain in this drought but I guess that's Caruso for ya.
More importantly it will make that intersection feel even wider than it already is.

timpdx
Oct 19, 2015, 2:55 PM
Flying in yesterday from ABQ here is an overview of site clearing progress at Hollywood Park.

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

a9l8e7n
Oct 20, 2015, 4:40 PM
Brickyard Playa Vista 10-20-15
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/770/22148491379_14a91ce14f_b.jpg

NSMP
Oct 20, 2015, 6:23 PM
3033 Wilshire from 6th and shatto
http://i.imgur.com/qczboqS.jpg

ChelseaFC
Oct 20, 2015, 10:29 PM
Anyone know what's happening at Wilshire/La Cienega? Two buildings on adjacent parcels on the northeast corner have been vacated and are currently fenced off. Could it possibly be integrated into the new Purple Line station there?

NSMP
Oct 20, 2015, 11:27 PM
Pages C-17 and C-18 here: http://media.metro.net/projects_studies/westside/images/final_eir-eis/appendix_c_acquisitions_2015-0127.pdf

Basically it's going to be the staging area and eventually the entrance.

brudy
Oct 21, 2015, 1:28 AM
Pages C-17 and C-18 here: http://media.metro.net/projects_studies/westside/images/final_eir-eis/appendix_c_acquisitions_2015-0127.pdf

Basically it's going to be the staging area and eventually the entrance.

Let's hope they make it wheelchair accessible because I'll be using one by the time it finally opens! :P

MultiK
Oct 21, 2015, 3:13 AM
More housing headed for Glendale Boulevard in Echo Park

"... a Canadian developer is betting that more people are ready to call Glendale Boulevard home and is seeking to build a 70-unit apartment building on the corridor.

The project, which would rise between three to five stories in height, would be located at the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Aaron Street, which is now occupied by an auto repair shop and some vacant lots."

http://www.theeastsiderla.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/1750-Glendale-Rendering-Crop-002.jpg

http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2015/10/more-housing-headed-for-glendale-boulevard-in-echo-park/

Easy
Oct 21, 2015, 3:56 AM
Thanks for the photo timpdx. I live near there, but I can't really see construction from that perspective. Kinda almost from Darby Park, but not that clearly. Looking forward to see what comes, but not really looking forward to the stadium.

blackcat23
Oct 21, 2015, 2:58 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/residential-buildings-make-progress-hollywood

A couple of new apartment complexes going up near the 14-story Icon tower at Sunset Bronson Studios. Lots of vacant lots in Hollywood getting filled in these days.

First one is four stories and 56 units, second is six stories and 76 units.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140wb/public/field/image/20151017_080534.jpg?itok=fFduedFz

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140wb/public/field/image/20151017_081238.jpg?itok=qEVd-qJw

King Kill 'em
Oct 21, 2015, 10:33 PM
I love the spiral staircases on the first one.

BrianMojo
Oct 22, 2015, 2:08 AM
More housing headed for Glendale Boulevard in Echo Park

"... a Canadian developer is betting that more people are ready to call Glendale Boulevard home and is seeking to build a 70-unit apartment building on the corridor.

The project, which would rise between three to five stories in height, would be located at the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Aaron Street, which is now occupied by an auto repair shop and some vacant lots."

http://www.theeastsiderla.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/1750-Glendale-Rendering-Crop-002.jpg

http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2015/10/more-housing-headed-for-glendale-boulevard-in-echo-park/

It'll be really interesting to see if they can turn that stretch of Glendale Blvd. into more than just an offramp from the 2. I'm wishing them luck, it would be great to see that section of street really become part of the neighborhood!

NSMP
Oct 22, 2015, 2:21 AM
Let's hope they make it wheelchair accessible because I'll be using one by the time it finally opens! :P

Lol no kidding. Hope we hear about the FTA grants or loans sooner rather than later. One of the quirks of the Metro proposal to accelerate phases 2 and 3 for the Olympic bid, though, is that phase 1's open date would be delayed a year and the whole project would open in 2024 just before the Olympic opening ceremony.

blackcat23
Oct 22, 2015, 1:46 PM
Some new info about the huge Crossroads Hollywood development (http://urbanize.la/post/details-revealed-massive-crossroads-hollywood-development)

Tower at Selma/Highland: 32 stories/365 feet tall
Tower at Selma/Las Palmas: 30 stories/402 feet tall
Tower at Sunset/Las Palmas; 32 stories/390 feet tall

Construction scheduled for 48 months, finishing in 2022. That would mean a groundbreaking date of 2018.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/crossroads4.jpg?itok=aAKHz3Iy

BrandonJXN
Oct 22, 2015, 2:05 PM
Yaaas hunny. This type of development is needed all over LA. A mixture of heights, scale, and good design.

I especially love this rendering.
http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/crossroads3.jpg?itok=NAO5Ncs6

But can someone give that guitar player a quarter? He looks so sad.

colemonkee
Oct 22, 2015, 2:16 PM
I like the design too, but these developers are just asking to get slapped by the Silverstein hammer. If you are seeking a significant upzoning - which this project will require - and don't add a single affordable housing unit (they're replacing 80 rent-controlled with 80 affordable units), Silverstein will win with his "shadows over Hollywood High School" arguments every time. These developers should do their homework and come in with some sort of offer to sweeten the pot at the start.

DistrictDirt
Oct 22, 2015, 2:19 PM
I like the design too, but these developers are just asking to get slapped by the Silverstein hammer. If you are seeking a significant upzoning - which this project will require - and don't add a single affordable housing unit (they're replacing 80 rent-controlled with 80 affordable units), Silverstein will win with his "shadows over Hollywood High School" arguments every time. These developers should do their homework and come in with some sort of offer to sweeten the pot at the start.

Kind of insane that we're letting one man with questionable intentions (to put it kindly) dictate Hollywood's destiny. CEQA reform and the zoning update can't come soon enough.

brudy
Oct 22, 2015, 2:21 PM
Lol no kidding. Hope we hear about the FTA grants or loans sooner rather than later. One of the quirks of the Metro proposal to accelerate phases 2 and 3 for the Olympic bid, though, is that phase 1's open date would be delayed a year and the whole project would open in 2024 just before the Olympic opening ceremony.

That's a delay I'd be willing to take to get the whole shebang.

NSMP
Oct 22, 2015, 2:43 PM
That's a delay I'd be willing to take to get the whole shebang.

Oh, no doubt about it. What's one more year at this point, anyway? lol

Steve8263
Oct 22, 2015, 2:58 PM
Add in the newest extremist group in the neighborhood- The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and this thing has about a .0001% chance of getting built as is.

No point in getting excited about this one, it's DOA.

caligrad
Oct 22, 2015, 6:19 PM
Some new info about the huge Crossroads Hollywood development (http://urbanize.la/post/details-revealed-massive-crossroads-hollywood-development)

Tower at Selma/Highland: 32 stories/365 feet tall
Tower at Selma/Las Palmas: 30 stories/402 feet tall
Tower at Sunset/Las Palmas; 32 stories/390 feet tall

Construction scheduled for 48 months, finishing in 2022. That would mean a groundbreaking date of 2018.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/crossroads4.jpg?itok=aAKHz3Iy

A project like this can really change that section of Hollywood. For me the most noticeable thing about the renderings is the parking lots to the north and east of it. Silverstein needs to sit this one out....Hollywood and highland is a few blocks north of this, so its barely pushing the "T.O.D" mark, but if it gets built, those parking lots will for sure see development soon after.

But to be honest it wont happen. I would love for it to happen to add to the little downtown cluster that Hollywood is becoming but based on the renderings, I see way to much ammunition for the nimbys and silverstein and the jerk judge who will side with them just to get the case over with quickly.

Just pray it doesn't become the worlds largest 7 story wooden/shit box.

Quixote
Oct 22, 2015, 7:22 PM
Millennium Hollywood 2.0

It's gorgeous. :(

Yackemflaber69
Oct 22, 2015, 8:57 PM
I want it.
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blackcat23
Oct 23, 2015, 2:57 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/mixed-use-complex-planned-lincoln-heights

Nice to see new development in Lincoln Heights. Old industrial complex next to Lincoln Heights/Cypress Park Gold Line Station adding three new buildings, becoming mixed-use development with live-work residential, low-income housing, commercial offices and retail.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/lacy1.JPG?itok=Rp1CMCRG

blackcat23
Oct 23, 2015, 6:22 PM
Avalon West Hollywood

http://urbanize.la/post/avalon-bay-builds-mixed-use-complex-west-hollywood

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140wb/public/field/image/20151017_135410.jpg?itok=J_mpWL_9

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/1_6.jpg?itok=BVLysa01

bobbyv
Oct 23, 2015, 7:15 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/mixed-use-complex-planned-lincoln-heights

Nice to see new development in Lincoln Heights. Old industrial complex next to Lincoln Heights/Cypress Park Gold Line Station adding three new buildings, becoming mixed-use development with live-work residential, low-income housing, commercial offices and retail.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/lacy1.JPG?itok=Rp1CMCRG

Are they restoring and re-purposing, or are they tearing the buildings down for new development? From your website it seems like the former, but with this post it sounds like the latter.

Eightball
Oct 23, 2015, 7:55 PM
Partial walk by of "Access Culver City" in Culver City, catercorner to the Culver City Expo Line Station. They started putting in the windows a few weeks ago

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LosAngelesSportsFan
Oct 24, 2015, 12:07 AM
Are they restoring and re-purposing, or are they tearing the buildings down for new development? From your website it seems like the former, but with this post it sounds like the latter.

Restore and Repurpose. Ive been to the site with a client. Its going to be amazing.

bobbyv
Oct 24, 2015, 1:09 AM
Restore and Repurpose. Ive been to the site with a client. Its going to be amazing.

Cool, thanks for clearing that up.

Wally West
Oct 24, 2015, 1:41 AM
Ive been to the site with a client. Its going to be amazing.

Can second that. The building is pretty charming so I'm excited to see what's going to happen.

King Kill 'em
Oct 24, 2015, 1:53 AM
IMO only the brick part should be restored. The other part should be torn down and a few stories of residential built. Otherwise they wouldn't hit the amount of density they could get out of this site.

blackcat23
Oct 26, 2015, 2:34 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/latest-culver-city-tod-revealed

The latest project planned at the Washington/National, next to the Expo Line's Culver City Station. 30,000 square feet of office space, 80 residential units, 16,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/1_7.jpg?itok=-llEWhm_

Illithid Dude
Oct 26, 2015, 3:06 PM
Culver City leading the way in TOD. I love how the Expo Line stop has turned what was once a sea of parking lots in to a full-fledged urban walkable community.

Eightball
Oct 26, 2015, 5:05 PM
^^^ agreed, it is remarkable

NSMP
Oct 26, 2015, 5:15 PM
Soon to be 15 minutes from the beach by train and even closer to tech jobs like those at colorado center at the 26th st expo station. As crosstown rail, expo leaves much to be desired but there's really no overstating how huge it will be for the west side.

King Kill 'em
Oct 26, 2015, 9:46 PM
The Culver City station is now up there with North Hollywood, Wilshire and Vermont, Hollywood and Vine, etc. for spurring the most development around it.

Quixote
Oct 26, 2015, 11:04 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/latest-culver-city-tod-revealed

The latest project planned at the Washington/National, next to the Expo Line's Culver City Station. 30,000 square feet of office space, 80 residential units, 16,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

Great design. That's exactly how you break up monolithic structures so that they aren't as visually oppressive.

Fingers crossed that this and the Ivy Statio project across the street come to fruition. I worry that Culver City will follow in the same NIMBY footsteps as Santa Monica, although granted this is directly adjacent to a rail station.

bzcat
Oct 27, 2015, 12:12 AM
I have some reservation about that "plaza" in the middle of the building. It's not open air (the third level of the building overhangs it) and it only connects to parking surface parking lot inside the building. Seems like it will be a dead space that doesn't really do anything expect attract homeless people at night.

But the rest of the building is ok. The scale is good and the setback is good. I'm on the fence about the split personality look of the building but I'll take this over any building that has an asshat any day.

King Kill 'em
Oct 27, 2015, 12:24 AM
Great design. That's exactly how you break up monolithic structures so that they aren't as visually oppressive.

Fingers crossed that this and the Ivy Statio project across the street come to fruition. I worry that Culver City will follow in the same NIMBY footsteps as Santa Monica, although granted this is directly adjacent to a rail station.

It's pretty clear they haven't this far. People in Culver either aren't paying attention to the development in their town or they dont care or want more of it because they're chill

Quixote
Oct 27, 2015, 1:08 AM
It's pretty clear they haven't this far. People in Culver either aren't paying attention to the development in their town or they dont care or want more of it because they're chill

Culver City residents seem to value the small-town feel of their community. I think the mayor herself may have hinted at this:

http://labusinessjournal.com/news/2014/sep/08/culver-city-mayor-talks-tech-development/

King Kill 'em
Oct 27, 2015, 1:24 AM
Culver City residents seem to value the small-town feel of their community. I think the mayor herself may have hinted at this:

http://labusinessjournal.com/news/2014/sep/08/culver-city-mayor-talks-tech-development/

As she said she values a balance. She welcomes in the companies but would like to preserve the feel of the neighborhood. I can respect that. Leave in place the single family homes but develop up the old industrial (Hayden track I've seen it. Cool designs but wish it was denser) with office and the main streets with mixed use. It's a great compromise. Other cities surrounding LA could learn a thing or two from Culver City.

NSMP
Oct 27, 2015, 4:17 AM
6th and virgil on the edge of Ktown is going to have a city target. Harbinger of coming investment for Westlake and Rampart?

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-target-stores-20151027-story.html

blackcat23
Oct 27, 2015, 2:57 PM
6th and virgil on the edge of Ktown is going to have a city target. Harbinger of coming investment for Westlake and Rampart?

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-target-stores-20151027-story.html

Unless there's some unannounced project at that intersection, it's going in here:

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/6th-and-Virgil.jpg?itok=63vESHuy
http://urbanize.la/post/more-apartments-pushing-dirt-k-town

blackcat23
Oct 27, 2015, 2:59 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/proposed-east-hollywood-development-pushes-forward

Seven-story development in East Hollywood scheduled to break ground in Summer 2016.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/hollywood5.JPG?itok=WyaFN32P

NSMP
Oct 27, 2015, 4:12 PM
I love that they're thinking forward to the Central Park. Job growth in Hollywood is going to be a major catalyst in East Hollywood, and I hope that the neighborhood makes preparations to capitalize on the change. We have four subway stations, rivaled only by dtla and ktown for transit coverage. Ten minutes to the financial district, five minutes to Hollywood and Vine. If the SNAP can be fixed, there's a lot of opportunity for natural and positive neighborhood growth here.

mbb
Oct 28, 2015, 1:19 PM
As she said she values a balance. She welcomes in the companies but would like to preserve the feel of the neighborhood. I can respect that. Leave in place the single family homes but develop up the old industrial (Hayden track I've seen it. Cool designs but wish it was denser) with office and the main streets with mixed use. It's a great compromise. Other cities surrounding LA could learn a thing or two from Culver City.

I think the level of density in Culver City next to the station is good, but unless other neighborhoods are going to also allow similar density, the LA housing market will still be out of control. Either we get this kind of density at a lot of stations, or we will need Vancouver Skytrain / Washington Metro level development at a few stations in order to keep metro LA livable and have housing prices that don't undermine the economy.

a9l8e7n
Oct 28, 2015, 4:20 PM
Playa Vista "The Brickyard"

10/28/2015
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5720/22360269128_01d5191c83_b.jpg

blackcat23
Oct 29, 2015, 2:35 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/beverly-grove-condo-tower-begins-construction

Four Seasons Private Residences officially breaks ground

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/1_9.jpg?itok=DIbYe96J

Eightball
Oct 29, 2015, 5:24 PM
it is unclear to me if Westlake goes here or in the DT thread. but here is a partial walk by of The Valencia at wilshire/valencia

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http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/04/heres_valencia_another_fancy_mixeduser_for_westlake.php

NSMP
Oct 31, 2015, 8:06 PM
Drove by 6th & Virgil (where the Target is going in) and 3033 Wilshire yesterday. 3033 Wilshire is actually on floor 14/18 right now.

King Kill 'em
Nov 3, 2015, 2:38 AM
I saw today that they've started work on this mixed user in Burbank that a lot of NIMBYS were rallying against a year ago. I'll get some pictures tomorrow if there's no rain.

a9l8e7n
Nov 3, 2015, 5:18 PM
Playa Vista "The Brickyard"
11/03/15
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HSruRdsPRJntL6iMbIgDQ7Nd1_4cu4VQ-t3Z-A0cWddJKznFsigTnLK7Erq_NNDVC0YENimFqNdbT_QlRbAVYKDiQU5SsRLy1NW6dCVn2AbFB-gY5cXzQzEgJBm8OrXYY6pQF_nhyZqXRSlFmV3cycNO20zkdNNglCRFzsm-fml5YjklEWJ_dZkgZPw3I5TavL1JeDISZpDhVdOthAMvG2IL9Bi5vLIkWHArohYty9paJ_iB98p1z3jc2eAW3I8MLiVDI8w6ixNHpcIrOCsdT8XrME9SN0kmPEpoYc2HqIWWrVdw_1aCiyvHfKzrliKR-qSHEQSeJ5AcZAOzMr-vds3yeSRwsIJBs_da0Ww26iDVHqCBNGTAPw6ecJBs7JI7YJ61p8qJchi29noIo1Ct5pqV6IX4CqnIRv4x3nAkGBRTMvUzhjV2-Qgje8uuOLsd1vZ0PKFhZeZ9FwkJEPRzj8Ki8jaLoXJhstIvKb9Ov9Ayr3eQWd_0MOl54OvD10XDz-3SrupgTV1DjiWwzmCA_UZwK6EuksHSX-kpgEo6L8A=w995-h563-no

King Kill 'em
Nov 3, 2015, 11:52 PM
Here are the photos I got of the project in Burbank. It's a Whole Foods with 241 units on the 4 stories above. It's the second true mixed use project in our city so that's real great too. I'm so happy it's going up. It's such a victory against the nimbys!

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/638/22772315861_2931a18267_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AGj58x)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/AGj58x) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr
Looks like they redesigned it. Before it had ugly purple and green accents but I didn't care I was just happy they were building something dense.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5676/22140059013_0e083b656b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zJrAcp)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/zJrAcp) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5720/22747650282_00058d7f68_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AE8DUW)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/AE8DUW) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/673/22772418821_9ef212433b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AGjAJH)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/AGjAJH) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr
The project sits by the 134 along a sunken section which I think has great potential to be turned into a freeway cap park.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5801/22138466874_1fd7dbeb62_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zJiqUJ)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/zJiqUJ) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5679/22573321030_2ec93d94dc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AoJaUb)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/AoJaUb) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr
It seems like they had a very productive day. Last night when I drove by all these 2 story apartment buildings were still intact except for their windows which had been removed.

And some video
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Also another cool detail about this project: it's going to be the first LEED certified residential building in the city.

blackcat23
Nov 4, 2015, 4:49 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/upcoming-koreatown-development-revealed

Seven-story development with 179 apartments and 12,000 sq. ft. of retail planned near Wilshire/Vermont Station. Developer is century West Partners, architect is David Forbes Hibbert.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/vermont1.jpg?itok=ys9yBzKv

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/vermont2_0.JPG?itok=fdWYXKCh

BrandonJXN
Nov 5, 2015, 12:54 PM
Now if only the Shell were to be taken over by a nice midrise. I'm not greedy. 25 stories would work for me.

colemonkee
Nov 5, 2015, 2:58 PM
Not nearly dense enough for being right on a Purple Line stop. I'm not saying everything should have to be a high rise, but this should have 250-300 units minimum, with at least 10-15% affordable.

StethJeff
Nov 6, 2015, 3:28 AM
Not nearly dense enough for being right on a Purple Line stop. I'm not saying everything should have to be a high rise, but this should have 250-300 units minimum, with at least 10-15% affordable.

If you didn't say it then one of us would've. This is pathetic for one of the most important intersections in the city.

Lalaland
Nov 6, 2015, 8:26 AM
Westwood
http://www.dezeen.com/2015/11/05/lorcan-oherlihy-architects-loha-sl11024-student-faculty-housing-los-angeles-architecture/

Illithid Dude
Nov 6, 2015, 10:31 AM
Westwood
http://www.dezeen.com/2015/11/05/lorcan-oherlihy-architects-loha-sl11024-student-faculty-housing-los-angeles-architecture/

Proof that LA can have mature, attractive, contemporary architecture.

blackcat23
Nov 6, 2015, 3:19 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/six-story-hotel-rise-hollywood

A few renderings of the six-story, 159-room hotel planned at 1925 N. Wilcox Ave in Hollywood.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/wilcoxhotel1_1.jpg?itok=faYwtWH4

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