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cargocultpants
Jun 27, 2016, 2:36 PM
Very fast (plus) but not really connected to much? (minus)

I should've uploaded these sooner. Here's some photos of a trip I took along the Gold Line to Rosedale in Azusa. I'm down to talk opinions if anyone wants to.

https://flic.kr/s/aHskyXqnAQ

Edit - or did you mean the Rosedale development, specifically? What a waste of land.

blackcat23
Jun 27, 2016, 4:27 PM
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King Kill 'em
Jun 27, 2016, 4:59 PM
Very fast (plus) but not really connected to much? (minus)



Edit - or did you mean the Rosedale development, specifically? What a waste of land.

I like the townhomes there. Those are pretty dense and reasonably priced. Farther up are the expensive and unnecessarily large homes with 5-7 bedrooms. The parks there are really nice though. What is a real waste of land is in Glendora where there's a development of single family homes on one acre lots, right next to Rosedale. The two communities don't connect. You can see these being built here.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7540/27315932363_e3f4b3d759_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HBPi26)DSC_0162 (https://flic.kr/p/HBPi26) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7060/27315924803_8df68c2481_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HBPfLK)DSC_0163 (https://flic.kr/p/HBPfLK) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Here is one of the last plots of land in Rosedale, right next to the gold line station. I'd like to see something denser with retail mixed in but that probably won't happen.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7451/27316672824_471d357364_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HBT68E)DSC_0166 (https://flic.kr/p/HBT68E) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

King Kill 'em
Jun 28, 2016, 3:34 AM
Non-downtown pics from the skyspace. Look closely at some pics to see some infill apartment construction and some dense neat looking apartment buildings too.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7364/27911845576_ae5321bb9d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JwtvfQ)DSC_0250 (https://flic.kr/p/JwtvfQ) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7308/27945891395_f4ca4ff4ae_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JztZTH)DSC_0277 (https://flic.kr/p/JztZTH) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7450/27911910806_65622e8dfd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JwtQDu)DSC_0281 (https://flic.kr/p/JwtQDu) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7285/27911920856_9bacc17783_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JwtTCL)DSC_0279 (https://flic.kr/p/JwtTCL) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7266/27332943353_07fb87e2a9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HDjtN2)DSC_0284 (https://flic.kr/p/HDjtN2) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7252/27333645144_545fec8acd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HDo5pS)DSC_0257 (https://flic.kr/p/HDo5pS) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7392/27911929046_87c4270df1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JwtW4Y)DSC_0282 (https://flic.kr/p/JwtW4Y) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7392/27911934536_fd6ed9262c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JwtXGC)DSC_0286 (https://flic.kr/p/JwtXGC) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7560/27666731070_8ceaf7dc07_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J9PefE)DSC_0285 (https://flic.kr/p/J9PefE) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7307/27945954145_953a626ae8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JzujxB)DSC_0296 (https://flic.kr/p/JzujxB) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7591/27666783520_de2fd86022_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J9PuQY)DSC_0305 (https://flic.kr/p/J9PuQY) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7400/27868930831_8f5b6deedb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JsFycr)DSC_0314 (https://flic.kr/p/JsFycr) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7326/27844496352_772787e73d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JqwjFj)DSC_0317 (https://flic.kr/p/JqwjFj) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7325/27912018106_6e194f6d57_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Jwuoxu)DSC_0333 (https://flic.kr/p/Jwuoxu) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7400/27912021376_57286f192c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JwupvS)DSC_0318 (https://flic.kr/p/JwupvS) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7345/27666824030_579998be75_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J9PGTq)DSC_0362 (https://flic.kr/p/J9PGTq) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7296/27666834250_5e695b093c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J9PKVC)DSC_0366 (https://flic.kr/p/J9PKVC) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7049/27912049986_06b7a34ba2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Jwuy29)DSC_0364 (https://flic.kr/p/Jwuy29) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7695/27912058196_3ff6075cdc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JwuAsG)DSC_0367 (https://flic.kr/p/JwuAsG) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

blackcat23
Jun 28, 2016, 3:48 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/one-more-hotel-hollywood

134-key hotel with 2,500 square feet of retail space planned near Hollywood and Wilcox

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/1717bronson.JPG?itok=ZRWxm63P

caligrad
Jun 28, 2016, 7:35 PM
Lucas apparently had a couple of stipulations: that his museum be in a high profile location, and that it be near other museums. So that probably leaves only Expo Park and Museum Row, but I wouldn't be against booting Related from Grand Ave in favor of this.

I actually think (if he actually taps LA) that he will avoid expo park. Yeah its nice and the area has cleaned up a lot and the coliseum and museums are being upgraded now and in the future. But at the end of the day, the surrounding area is still far from prime/prestige, space shuttle or not.

He's going to either push the city to help him get a museum at museum row, which I wouldn't mind at all, or he's going to push it downtown. As long as he avoids Hollywood. I mean I love that Hollywood is going through a DRAMATIC transformation, to say the least, but with all of the other gimmicky touristy garbage, hes better off at museum row or the grand ave project.

King Kill 'em
Jun 28, 2016, 7:47 PM
He's going to either push the city to help him get a museum at museum row, which I wouldn't mind at all, or he's going to push it downtown. As long as he avoids Hollywood. I mean I love that Hollywood is going through a DRAMATIC transformation, to say the least, but with all of the other gimmicky touristy garbage, hes better off at museum row or the grand ave project.

Not to mention the possibility of NIMBYs being a problem for the museum again there.

blackcat23
Jun 29, 2016, 4:08 PM
121-year-old house moves for affordable housing (http://urbanize.la/post/121-year-old-home-moves-affordable-housing)

The old home is moving across the street, and will be replaced with an affordable housing complex.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140wb/public/field/image/20160625_094241.jpg?itok=1PJe_ciM

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/cielitolindo2_0.jpg?itok=xyAMG6cU

Muji
Jun 29, 2016, 6:27 PM
Well done! I'm glad that they've found a way to increase housing density by the Gold Line station while keeping the Peabody Werden House, at least in a nearby location.

bobcat
Jun 29, 2016, 7:10 PM
I actually think (if he actually taps LA) that he will avoid expo park. Yeah its nice and the area has cleaned up a lot and the coliseum and museums are being upgraded now and in the future. But at the end of the day, the surrounding area is still far from prime/prestige, space shuttle or not.

He's going to either push the city to help him get a museum at museum row, which I wouldn't mind at all, or he's going to push it downtown. As long as he avoids Hollywood. I mean I love that Hollywood is going through a DRAMATIC transformation, to say the least, but with all of the other gimmicky touristy garbage, hes better off at museum row or the grand ave project.

From the latest news it sounds like Lucas is fed up with the whole thing and just wants to get the damn thing built before he dies. So in that respect Expo Park might be the preferred spot. Or possibly the second Grand Ave Project plot bounded by Olive, Hill, 1st, and 2nd. If left to their own devices it's unlikely Related will break ground on that parcel before 2050.

BrandonJXN
Jun 29, 2016, 8:22 PM
Here in Chicago, the Lucas museum has been nonsense. The whole reason why it's not being built here is because of a NIMBY group called 'Friend's of the Park' wanted to essentially keep the site where the Lucas museum was set to rise a parking lot that Bears fans use to tailgate.

https://landscapearchitecturemag.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/lucasmuseumsite.jpg
https://landscapearchitecturemag.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/lucasmuseumsite.jpg

LA, give this museum a home.

ocman
Jun 29, 2016, 9:03 PM
Lucas apparently had a couple of stipulations: that his museum be in a high profile location, and that it be near other museums. So that probably leaves only Expo Park and Museum Row, but I wouldn't be against booting Related from Grand Ave in favor of this.

His demands are too high. This is not exactly landing David Geffen's collection. This talk of what city is going to have the privilege to land the George Lucas Museum is just weird. That it would be across legit places like MOCA and Broad is a huge mistake if the city were to allow that. We're talking Normal Rockwell paintings and sci-fi fantasy art. How much appeal is that really going to have? It's a nerd collection of memorabilia.

bobcat
Jun 29, 2016, 9:15 PM
His demands are too high. This is not exactly landing David Geffen's collection. This talk of what city is going to have the privilege to land the George Lucas Museum is just weird. That it would be across legit places like MOCA and Broad is a huge mistake if the city were to allow that. We're talking Normal Rockwell paintings and sci-fi fantasy art. How much appeal is that really going to have? It's a nerd collection.

You're right, the collection is underwhelming. However, it could still be a worthwhile museum if the temporary exhibitions are good and it comes housed in an architecturally distinctive building.

ETA: Also, it's important to remember that the collection can grow and improve over time provided it is given a large enough endowment. Aside from the initial endowment who knows how much more Lucas will leave the museum after his passing?

citywatch
Jun 29, 2016, 11:05 PM
^ although I don't like getting too involved in what ifs or why nots....since it's exasperating enough when even a proj that seems like a sure thing ends up being cancelled at the last minute.....the lucas museum does interest me due to its potential.

however, as you've described his art collection, that aspect of the museum does make me uneasy. Some of that is cuz I don't know exactly what it consists of or how it will be presented. It's also what they call middle brow type of stuff, or hollywood type of stuff. But I don't want to be a snob about that & say such things won't appeal to a lot of the public & therefore won't greatly enhance LA.

It will be better to have a niche museum like the Lucas than to not have it, just as it's better....& long overdue....to have the Oscar ppl finally building their museum at Wilshire & fairfax devoted to motion pictures.


About the Museum (http://lucasmuseum.org/museum)

This is the first museum of its kind, with an unprecedented collection that features fine art and popular art from illustration to comics, an insider’s perspective on the cinematic creative process and the boundless potential of the digital medium. We are a museum unlike any other.

The Lucas Museum will be a barrier free museum where artificial divisions between “high” art and “popular” art are absent, allowing you to explore a wide array of compelling visual storytelling. Visitors who might be less inclined to visit a traditional fine art museum will be invited to engage with and relate to art forms they recognize and love.

The Lucas Museum will celebrate the power of visual storytelling in a setting focused on narrative painting, illustration, photography, film, animation and digital art.

One visit may change not only the way you think about museums but what you think art is. You’re already familiar with narrative art, because it’s the art that tells the stories you love. Our collection features the original, artist-made creations, from sketches to storyboards to sets and costumes from movies. And we showcase narrative art in paintings, illustrations, comic art, photography and many other media. We’re asking you to take another look at that art with us, and appreciate it for the artistry in the storytelling.

Cinema is the most visible narrative art form of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Lucas Museum will present daily screenings of films ranging from legendary historic features to the latest and most innovative projects today. We will also present a lecture series featuring the most inventive and intriguing filmmakers of our time.

The Lucas Museum will provide multiple opportunities for hands-on engaging educational experiences for all ages and curriculum-based learning for students. You will be able to experiment in many artistic processes, from painting to pre-professional cinema techniques.

Collection and Education Programming will include:

Collection presentations
Temporary exhibitions
Daily film screenings
Film premieres
Public lectures
Hands-on workshops
School tours and programs
Classes for all ages
Campus-wide festivals



After looking at their website, I'm surprised Lucas thought his museum would be a good fit in the midwest. The museum's mission statement makes it sound like it would lend itself better in the context of LA or hollywood. I can imagine more ppl....inc tourists.....feeling a visit to that type of museum is more relevant when it's in close proximity to show business instead of something like wrigley field & Lake michigan or even the golden gate bridge & silicon valley.

ocman
Jun 30, 2016, 6:44 AM
It would be more revelevant to the Hollywood Strip as something that appeals directly to that tourist crowd that come to LA and wants something to complement their visit to the Walk of fame and Universal Hollywood tours. Anywhere else, it doesn’t make sense. It's one of those things that work as an exhibit that runs for 2 weeks at LACMA in those summer days they decide to loosen up and embrace the kitsch, but not as a full functioning museum.

Does anyone even know what a museum of “narrative art” is? Well, I guess it’s got a wiki entry, so that legitimizes it, I guess? A lot of art is narrative. Basically Lucas contrived the theme so he can put the whole hodgepodge of his movie poster, Americana, pre-Raphaelite, all this shit on display with no tangible theme and no actual relation to each other. The Academy actually has a tangible theme: movies. But even they are having difficulty figuring out what their museum is going to be.

The fact that he wanted it in the Presidio! And then in the middle of the park in lakefront Chicago! That is hubris.

a9l8e7n
Jun 30, 2016, 4:28 PM
Playa Vista "The Brickyard"
As you can see, full force cladding has started.
http://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7663/27387907073_4091655989_h.jpg

caligrad
Jun 30, 2016, 6:13 PM
It would be more revelevant to the Hollywood Strip as something that appeals directly to that tourist crowd that come to LA and wants something to complement their visit to the Walk of fame and Universal Hollywood tours. Anywhere else, it doesn’t make sense. It's one of those things that work as an exhibit that runs for 2 weeks at LACMA in those summer days they decide to loosen up and embrace the kitsch, but not as a full functioning museum.

Does anyone even know what a museum of “narrative art” is? Well, I guess it’s got a wiki entry, so that legitimizes it, I guess? A lot of art is narrative. Basically Lucas contrived the theme so he can put the whole hodgepodge of his movie poster, Americana, pre-Raphaelite, all this shit on display with no tangible theme and no actual relation to each other. The Academy actually has a tangible theme: movies. But even they are having difficulty figuring out what their museum is going to be.

The fact that he wanted it in the Presidio! And then in the middle of the park in lakefront Chicago! That is hubris.

When you put it that way, you're right. Throw it on Hollywood Blvd and call it a day.

His demands are too high. This is not exactly landing David Geffen's collection. This talk of what city is going to have the privilege to land the George Lucas Museum is just weird. That it would be across legit places like MOCA and Broad is a huge mistake if the city were to allow that. We're talking Normal Rockwell paintings and sci-fi fantasy art. How much appeal is that really going to have? It's a nerd collection of memorabilia.

I wouldn't discount the "nerds" just yet. Comic con alone attracts millions and its crazy how many of them are star wars fanatics. Having a solid Star Wars/Lucas foothold in any city will attract a lot of people from around the world. I know grown men that are salivating at Disneyland getting a star wars land. I'm either way on the topic. If it comes, awesome. If it doesn't, oh well.

But keep in mind that last year LA saw 45.5 million tourists from around the world ( near 5% increase year over year). Those numbers aren't including the spill over from the OC and San Diego. With our tourist attractions already being filled to the max, maybe we shouldn't turn our noses up at potential new ones....No matter how "nerdy", childish or gimmicky they may be.

And also don't forget. Wherever its placed, the surrounding museums, if it were to be happen and be placed near other museums, will without a doubt will receive extra attention which is always good.

blackcat23
Jun 30, 2016, 6:19 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/multifamily-residential-stretches-west-koreatown

3640 Wilshire, rising in Koreatown. 209 apartments and 3,100 square feet of retail space.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140wb/public/field/image/20160625_111804.jpg?itok=e8C4qvSY

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/3640wilshire.jpg?itok=ZlUBuzi4

hughfb3
Jun 30, 2016, 11:13 PM
I heard from an employee that the Piano bar in Hollywood will be shuttered at the end of the week for a hotel. The Dream Hotel is under construction next door and already has a hole in the ground in the space between Piano Bar and the 10 story portion of the hotel. My question is; is this a new hotel project on the space of Piano Bar and if so, what is it, or is this the Dream Hotel taking over more space?

blackcat23
Jul 1, 2016, 3:58 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/unique-mixed-use-development-rises-beverly-hills

18 condos + ground-floor retail space, now rising in Beverly Hills.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/8600wilshire1.jpg?itok=2wc-S6Yi

dragonsky
Jul 2, 2016, 3:02 PM
http://kmir.images.worldnow.com/images/10852530_G.png

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus to Expand

That is if a master plan unveiled by the university is approved by the board of trustees. "We are planning to build out for eight-thousand students, including resident halls some more classroom buildings, some administrative offices and some athletic fields, it's going to be like a real campus here very shortly," campus dean Sharon Brown-Welty said. If approved, the campus would be so big, it would allow the university to support and additional 7,000 full-time students.

Some of the new features will include a library, student housing, at least nine more academic buildings, athletic fields and so much more. The expansion is all in an effort to establish California State University, Palm Desert as an independent Cal State University campus. "The goal is that this university is the first choice for our Coachella Valley students, when they are considering a four-year university,” Brown-Welty said. University officials are hoping that having a campus in the valley can attract more students to stay in the valley to get their education," she added.



http://www.kmir.com/story/32304758/csusb-palm-desert-campus-to-expand

black_crow
Jul 4, 2016, 1:00 AM
From today's hike.

http://i.imgur.com/XZmlT97.jpg

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

http://i.imgur.com/3fvoJdd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/I6BWYfu.jpg

blackcat23
Jul 5, 2016, 6:10 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/three-visions-santa-monicas-airport-park-expansion

Three potential designs for Santa Monica's 12-acrea Airport Park expansion, by Rios Clementi Hale.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/flight%20path.png?itok=gGzOZ5uL

dragonsky
Jul 6, 2016, 1:43 AM
http://therealdeal.com/la/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/hooman-nissani-david-binswanger.jpg

Hooman Nissani buys 8.5 acres in Playa Vista for $83M, plans massive mixed-use project
http://therealdeal.com/la/2016/06/16/hooman-nissani-buys-8-5-acres-in-playa-vista-for-83m-plans-massive-mixed-use-project/

blackcat23
Jul 6, 2016, 6:32 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/refurbishment-planned-culver-city-office-building

Sony Pictures Entertainment is relocating to a new building on its studio lot across the street (http://urbanize.la/post/rendering-revealed-sony-pictures-office-building). Its current headquarters, which is losing its only tenant, will receive a makeover + new entrances and amenities.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/culver1.png?itok=Ae0KM762

bzcat
Jul 6, 2016, 11:25 PM
http://therealdeal.com/la/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/hooman-nissani-david-binswanger.jpg

Hooman Nissani buys 8.5 acres in Playa Vista for $83M, plans massive mixed-use project
http://therealdeal.com/la/2016/06/16/hooman-nissani-buys-8-5-acres-in-playa-vista-for-83m-plans-massive-mixed-use-project/

You are a month late... we covered this 5 pages ago :cheers:

blackcat23
Jul 7, 2016, 4:02 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/more-mixed-use-santa-monica-boulevard

CIM Group files plans for a second development on Santa Monica Boulevard. 187 residential units, nearly 15,000 square feet of commercial space.

The adjacent project, already under construction, was designed by LOHA. Maybe they'll do this one as well?

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/Capture_40.JPG?itok=XqH10XEE

ChelseaFC
Jul 7, 2016, 4:54 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/more-mixed-use-santa-monica-boulevard

Anyone know what became of the new Pavilions that was supposed to be built at the location of the old Vons at Santa Monica/Barrington?

SimonLA
Jul 7, 2016, 5:18 PM
Anyone know what became of the new Pavilions that was supposed to be built at the location of the old Vons at Santa Monica/Barrington?

They're planning a mixed-user with a Whole Foods on the bottom. I'll try to dig up a rendering; it's a crazy design.

Wally West
Jul 7, 2016, 7:26 PM
Some good news for the Valley.

LA Times: (http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-panorama-city-quake-building-20160621-snap-story.html) The 13-story former Panorama Towers building in Panorama City hasn't been in use since the 1994 Northridge earthquake. A developer has plans to convert it for retail-residential use.

http://www.trbimg.com/img-5769bc84/turbine/la-1466547529-snap-photo/750/750x422

And....

Daily News: (http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20160701/shuttered-reseda-theater-gets-green-light-to-become-laemmle-multiplex) Reseda Theater, which has been shuttered for nearly three decades, is going to be restored by Laemmle and developer Thomas Safran & Associates for a mixed-use project on the site near the corner of Reseda Boulevard and Sherman Way.

https://photos.smugmug.com/RESEDA-THEATER-2016/i-sDLdKMv/0/L/0628_NWS_LDN-L-RESEDA-THEATER-006-L.jpg

SD_Phil
Jul 7, 2016, 7:28 PM
Some good news for the Valley.

Really good signs.

UserName01010
Jul 8, 2016, 3:47 AM
Hotel Towers Planned for Site-C in Garden Grove

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/e5F_2mq85xZlBmFWC7COriCHGGEOSvtc79Boi24cTNln9_LdHTpCDbwaS_dvBZ-17H9PqfRykR-FOemXn5W9Nb8pQDiJiDGNfy5XUnHWhA=w346-h216-p

Rendering Credit: http://www.landanddesign.com/

Link to article: http://www.laocdb.com/oc-development-news/hotel-towers-planned-for-site-c-in-garden-grove

SCG America has been selected as lead developer for this project. This developer is also aiming to construct a residential condominium tower in DTLA at 4th and Broadway.

Quoted from SSC

King Kill 'em
Jul 8, 2016, 4:11 AM
Some good news for the Valley.

LA Times: (http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-panorama-city-quake-building-20160621-snap-story.html)

http://www.trbimg.com/img-5769bc84/turbine/la-1466547529-snap-photo/750/750x422



Locals will always talk about how ghetto and hopeless Panorama City is. They don't realize how much potential there is in their community with rail coming in hopefully by like 2030, the redevelopment of auto oriented commercial sites and cool stuff like this re-use project. It'll be a nice decent sized lower-moderate income neighborhood in 20 years.

202_Cyclist
Jul 8, 2016, 11:11 AM
Quoted from SSC

We took this trip to Garden Grove.

Steve8263
Jul 8, 2016, 6:21 PM
Thought they had already cleared this hurdle but here it is again-

Century Plaza Hotel Project Secures $1 Billion in Construction Financing

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160708005788/en/

The $2.5 billion Century Plaza mixed use development is expected to get underway later this summer

Valyrian Steel
Jul 8, 2016, 6:51 PM
Thought they had already cleared this hurdle but here it is again-

Century Plaza Hotel Project Secures $1 Billion in Construction Financing

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160708005788/en/

The $2.5 billion Century Plaza mixed use development is expected to get underway later this summer

Feels like this project has been delayed for quite a while... I remember when it was supposed to break ground in early 2014. Good to see it may finally happen.

LAsam
Jul 8, 2016, 8:37 PM
Feels like this project has been delayed for quite a while... I remember when it was supposed to break ground in early 2014. Good to see it may finally happen.

The hotel has been closed for at least a couple of months now, so I'd imagine they like to start ASAP.

colemonkee
Jul 8, 2016, 9:48 PM
You'll know as soon as they start. I work across the street. Interesting that they got EB-5 financing as part of their package. Must have some international investors, but it doesn't say from where.

LosAngelesSportsFan
Jul 8, 2016, 10:56 PM
You'll know as soon as they start. I work across the street. Interesting that they got EB-5 financing as part of their package. Must have some international investors, but it doesn't say from where.

99.99999% sure its Asian money lol, just like most LA EB-5 deals

Easy
Jul 9, 2016, 9:43 PM
Interesting article in the LAT. Outside nimby's (AHF) are heavily involved in the lawsuit trying to stop the mega La Cienega/Jefferson project.

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-ln-south-la-skyscraper-20160707-snap-story.html

user2468
Jul 10, 2016, 2:46 AM
Hey guys, been lurking for a few years now and created an account a while back, so I decided to finally make my fair share of photo contributions. Enjoy!

Argyle Hotel, currently one more floor until topped out
https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7499/28102794342_0beb5d572b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JPmaEW)IMG_20160709_165119 (https://flic.kr/p/JPmaEW) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

1600 Vine, looks to be topped out
https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8638/28206703255_06deff254b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JYwJaV)IMG_20160709_165744 (https://flic.kr/p/JYwJaV) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

From the intersection of Hollywood and Vine
https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8566/28102881212_2265506dea_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JPmBuG)IMG_20160709_165442 (https://flic.kr/p/JPmBuG) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

Icon, from the intersection of Sunset and Bronson
https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8609/28129121171_2d244895c8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JRF6HM)IMG_20160709_171311 (https://flic.kr/p/JRF6HM) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

Metropolitan West Apartments
https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8814/28173206486_7bf08cfea9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JVz3Kq)IMG_20160709_171430 (https://flic.kr/p/JVz3Kq) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

Certainly a unique development for the neighborhood, just north of Sunset and Bronson
https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8654/28129140771_d43c4a8160_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JRFcxH)IMG_20160709_171022 (https://flic.kr/p/JRFcxH) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8664/28102868842_b870a24408_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JPmxPq)IMG_20160709_171046 (https://flic.kr/p/JPmxPq) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

ChargerCarl
Jul 10, 2016, 8:04 AM
^Great stuff man. Thanks for sharing.

King Kill 'em
Jul 10, 2016, 4:51 PM
I love that little development. The sidewalk there is skinny and shit though and needs to be fixed. And where's that 6 story in the picture before? Great pics man

user2468
Jul 10, 2016, 5:43 PM
^^That would be located on Sunset Boulevard, just across from Sunset Bronson Studios.

King Kill 'em
Jul 10, 2016, 6:12 PM
Oh right. It's really awful looking. Hollywood is suppose to get the better architecture.

ChargerCarl
Jul 10, 2016, 7:41 PM
I love that little development. The sidewalk there is skinny and shit though and needs to be fixed. And where's that 6 story in the picture before? Great pics man

Isn't it great? Hopefully when the zoning gets changed we'll see those rising in SFR neighborhoods soon.

King Kill 'em
Jul 10, 2016, 11:35 PM
Isn't it great? Hopefully when the zoning gets changed we'll see those rising in SFR neighborhoods soon.

In a lot of LA and surrounding cities the standard R1 lot is 6,000 sq. ft. 50x135. Up to 4 units should be allowed on one of these. Could be a small lot subdivision, a fourplex like the old boilerpan apartments that are very common in South LA and near the miracle mile, or maybe 4 story flats. Also only 1 parking space should be required per unit regardless of size and set backs should be 15 ft. instead of 30 which I think is the current setback for R1 but I'm not sure. This way we could encourage a larger shared backyard the tennants/condo owners of these could use.

bzcat
Jul 12, 2016, 12:01 AM
Interesting article in the LAT. Outside nimby's (AHF) are heavily involved in the lawsuit trying to stop the mega La Cienega/Jefferson project.

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-ln-south-la-skyscraper-20160707-snap-story.html

This one is especially egregious because there is wide spread community support for this development. It is also not displacing any existing housing stock like some in-fill developments.

Damien Goodmon + AHF = :hell:

user2468
Jul 12, 2016, 12:55 AM
5550 Hollywood Blvd, currently working on the last floor.

https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8797/27637242293_971c37b43c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J7d6gt)IMG_20160711_171004 (https://flic.kr/p/J7d6gt) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

caligrad
Jul 12, 2016, 2:39 AM
^^^ Jesus, is it me or does it look like there is zero fire proofing materials to be seen? All of the other 7 story's that have sprung up had some degree of fire proofing in place. Its like developers haven't learned anything since the Da Vinci mess a few years ago.

King Kill 'em
Jul 12, 2016, 2:44 AM
I'm really excited about this 7 story. The area around the station has developed nicely in the last few years.

caligrad
Jul 12, 2016, 2:49 AM
^^^ Yeah I agree. Now if we can only get that damn Hollywood Target done.

This one is especially egregious because there is wide spread community support for this development. It is also not displacing any existing housing stock like some in-fill developments.

Damien Goodmon + AHF = :hell:

Reading the article, it REALLY bugs me. I hate it when people use the word "Gentrification" as some evil word. Like

"oh no, the hipsters and upper class are coming to take your homes and your land! fight back!".....

Idiots. People in the community complain that the city doesn't invest into their neighborhoods but as soon as the city and developers show even a sliver of interest, the community comes pouring out of their houses with torches and pitchforks.

Its like some community leaders rather have their communities be dirty, rundown, trashy dumps and fight any development. At my old place in Bellflower, there was a proposal for a 4 story mixed use residential project on top of an abandoned strip mall ( that only had a stand alone Sizzler on the corner). The community protested saying that the increase in traffic would be too much and the "gentrification" would destroy the middle class neighborhood. :koko: They won the fight somehow.

Just google maps the intersection of Woodruff and Artesia. Tell me how is that abandoned Strip mall with the stand alone Sizzler some how serving the community any better?????? :hell:

King Kill 'em
Jul 12, 2016, 4:53 AM
I've heard this said before. Gentrifcation isn't a problem if you build enough housing for everyone moving in. That way nobody has to be displaced which is what the actual problem is. By opposing this development Goodman is really only hurting his community.

Also can we just call him Badman? because he's not good...

cesar90
Jul 12, 2016, 7:34 AM
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blackcat23
Jul 13, 2016, 2:53 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/walk-through-new-and-improved-oxford-basin

Photo tour of the Oxford Basin re-do in Marina del Rey

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140wb/public/field/image/20160709_101903.jpg?itok=flTmIY4Q

blackcat23
Jul 13, 2016, 3:57 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/renderings-galore-proposed-koreatown-development

Jamison Services developing a seven-story residential-retail complex at Wilshire/Wilton. 228 apartments, 17,000 sq. ft of retail space, designed by KTGY.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/wilshirewilton10.png?itok=OTO2iSLv

Quixote
Jul 13, 2016, 8:57 PM
^ Not bad. If you're going to use stucco (that's what cement plaster is), that's as good of a job that can be done. It's a simple, clean design with no garish colors.

bzcat
Jul 14, 2016, 12:55 AM
^^^ Yeah I agree. Now if we can only get that damn Hollywood Target done.



Reading the article, it REALLY bugs me. I hate it when people use the word "Gentrification" as some evil word. Like

"oh no, the hipsters and upper class are coming to take your homes and your land! fight back!".....

Idiots. People in the community complain that the city doesn't invest into their neighborhoods but as soon as the city and developers show even a sliver of interest, the community comes pouring out of their houses with torches and pitchforks.



In this case, the community really supports the project. Damien Goodmon is not from that community and AIDS Foundation is certainly not a community stakeholder in Baldwin Hills! Goodmon, by virtue of his race, provides a good cover for AFH's assault on common sense and investment in housing in that part of town. This is not some NIMBY fight... this is a NIYBY fight with two out of town trouble makers who have no standing in the neighborhood filing a frivolous lawsuit.

ChargerCarl
Jul 14, 2016, 1:03 AM
I've heard this said before. Gentrifcation isn't a problem if you build enough housing for everyone moving in. That way nobody has to be displaced which is what the actual problem is. By opposing this development Goodman is really only hurting his community.

Also can we just call him Badman? because he's not good...

Here's my take:

Theres two levels of affordability to consider: local and regional.

New housing ALWAYS lowers prices on the margin at the regional level.

But new housing can actually raise prices at the local level by supplying new amenities to a neighborhood which shifts the demand curve to the right. However, this effect is decreasing to scale (demand curves slope down) which means more housing past a certain point will lower prices at the local level.

So the answer is to just build more damn housing and keep building it.

King Kill 'em
Jul 14, 2016, 4:51 AM
In this case, the community really supports the project. Damien Goodmon is not from that community and AIDS Foundation is certainly not a community stakeholder in Baldwin Hills! Goodmon, by virtue of his race, provides a good cover for AFH's assault on common sense and investment in housing in that part of town. This is not some NIMBY fight... this is a NIYBY fight with two out of town trouble makers who have no standing in the neighborhood filing a frivolous lawsuit.

Speaking of the AFH using minorities as cover, has anyone noticed Preserve LA always puts their non-white volunteers at the front during press events and parade marches? But all the organizers are white and rich and live in places like Calabasas...

black_crow
Jul 16, 2016, 2:24 AM
http://patch.com/california/santamonica/santa-monicans-decide-citys-high-rise-future

Santa Monicans to Decide on City's High-Rise Future

Santa Monica, CA -- Voters will have the chance to decide whether to allow high-rise development in downtown Santa Monica this Novemeber.

The Santa Monica City Council unanimously agreed to place the Land Use Voter Empowerment, aka LUV, on the November ballot. The city council essentially had no choice to do so. Proponents of the measure had enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. The council's only other option is to bypass the vote and enact it as law.

King Kill 'em
Jul 16, 2016, 6:33 AM
Santa Monica doesn't even have any high rises proposed except that building at 4th/Arizona which is a stale proposal at this point and will probably never happen. It should though. Santa Monica has the potential for a pretty good skyline but new mixed use downtown seems to have a 5 story limit for the most part.

BrandonJXN
Jul 16, 2016, 11:53 AM
Whatever happened to this?

http://www.designboom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/santamonica01.jpg
http://www.designboom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/santamonica01.jpg

King Kill 'em
Jul 16, 2016, 5:21 PM
Whatever happened to this?

http://www.designboom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/santamonica01.jpg
http://www.designboom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/santamonica01.jpg

NIMBYs killed it

headcheckjj
Jul 18, 2016, 2:04 AM
Went back many pages but couldn't find any info....

Anyone know what's going up at the corner of Wilshire and Coronado in MacArthur Park? It's the former parking lot right next to the Hayworth.

Also, a building was razed on the corner of Vermont and James M Wood and the site looks like it's being prepped for something new. Anyone have info on that, too?

Thanks!

King Kill 'em
Jul 18, 2016, 2:21 AM
Went back many pages but couldn't find any info....

Anyone know what's going up at the corner of Wilshire and Coronado in MacArthur Park? It's the former parking lot right next to the Hayworth.

Also, a building was razed on the corner of Vermont and James M Wood and the site looks like it's being prepped for something new. Anyone have info on that, too?

Thanks!

I fear that project may be stalled. I passed by Monday then again Thursday and didn't see any progress. http://urbanize.la/post/work-finally-underway-apartments-near-macarthur-park

headcheckjj
Jul 18, 2016, 2:24 AM
I fear that project may be stalled. I passed by Monday then again Thursday and didn't see any progress. http://urbanize.la/post/work-finally-underway-apartments-near-macarthur-park

Thanks for this, King Kill 'Em.

And I'm blown away by what's becoming of Westlake/MacArthur Park. Developments are pushing in from both east and west. Even some high-rises.

One day, the city will clean up the park in the same way they did Echo Park lake, and this neighborhood will be one of the jewels of the city.

blackcat23
Jul 20, 2016, 3:43 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/renderings-revealed-los-feliz-development

Designs by KTGY for five-story building at Western/Franklin in Los Feliz

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/losfeliz1.jpg?itok=i0ZdU-NQ

blackcat23
Jul 21, 2016, 9:50 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/east-valley-plans-transit-oriented-future

City to begin planning development along the path of the future Van Nuys Boulevard transit line, which could be either light rail or BRT.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/lrtafter.PNG?itok=LFb7fsZC

caligrad
Jul 21, 2016, 11:06 PM
^^^ Will this be part of the extension of the measure R we are voting for later this year?
I hope they skip past the BRT and just go straight to LRT. Might as well get it out of the way.

Looks like Van Nuys will be narrowed down to one lane on each side?

Quixote
Jul 21, 2016, 11:12 PM
^ It's going to be combined with the Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor as one continuous line from Sylmar to LAX; BRT being an alternative is just a formality.

colemonkee
Jul 22, 2016, 12:33 AM
Man, I really hope BRT is just a formality. LRT would be so much better, but then again, BRT doesn't need as large of a maintenance yard attached to it.

caligrad
Jul 22, 2016, 1:14 AM
^^^That's one thing ive noticed with LRT and even HRT, they take up a lot of space for their rail yards. Makes you wonder why cant metro do a massive "Cut Cover" type deal where they burry the rail yard and place a park to cover it.

Quixote
Jul 22, 2016, 1:52 AM
Man, I really hope BRT is just a formality. LRT would be so much better, but then again, BRT doesn't need as large of a maintenance yard attached to it.

I assure you, it is. The route is part of the greater Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor, which is pretty much guaranteed to be rail (HRT or LRT). Whatever ends up running underneath the Santa Monica Mountains -- and it sure as hell won't be BRT -- will also be traveling below Van Nuys Blvd.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7504/27846641883_d36344ecdc_c.jpg

dtla818
Jul 22, 2016, 5:03 AM
I doubt that they will go with HRT because of the enormous expense involved. It would be great, but I doubt it. I do think that they should at least go with LRT. I think that a large portion of Van Nuys Blvd should be subway (from roughly Parthenia to the Orange Line) due to heavy traffic and many cross streets. This is already a heavily populated area, and you can add even a greater mix of market rate, moderate, and low income housing. This can be done in a variety of structures, from high rise, to 7-story wood frame, to attached town homes. Lots of potential to truly make Van Nuys the heart of the Valley as it claims to be.

blackcat23
Jul 22, 2016, 3:55 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/another-residential-tower-planned-koreatown

36-story tower to rise next to Wilshire Park Place in Koreatown

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/parkplace.jpg?itok=P29USQGV

colemonkee
Jul 22, 2016, 4:17 PM
YES!!!!! This is exactly what we need: high density development within blocks of a Metro stop. Jamison Services knows what's up. Now, if someone would redevelop the Ralphs across the street. Such a waste of space. There could still be a grocery store there, just raze what's there and build a mixed use development with retail at the base.

dtla818
Jul 22, 2016, 4:43 PM
^^ 100% agreed. We have to build dense around these metro stations. We have invested so much into them. Google Toronto and see what they have built around their metro stations over the last 20 years, while maintaining the character in their single family home neighborhoods. The Red, Purple, Blue and Expo lines have tons of opportunity. Keep building denser along transit lines and stop building apartments in neighborhoods that weren't designed to handle the additional people/cars!

Quixote
Jul 22, 2016, 11:40 PM
I doubt that they will go with HRT because of the enormous expense involved. It would be great, but I doubt it. I do think that they should at least go with LRT. I think that a large portion of Van Nuys Blvd should be subway (from roughly Parthenia to the Orange Line) due to heavy traffic and many cross streets. This is already a heavily populated area, and you can add even a greater mix of market rate, moderate, and low income housing. This can be done in a variety of structures, from high rise, to 7-story wood frame, to attached town homes. Lots of potential to truly make Van Nuys the heart of the Valley as it claims to be.

Whether it be HRT or LRT, it's going to be an enormous expense to the tune of $13-17 billion. As even the LRT would have to run mostly below-grade, the cost savings are marginal when all is said and done.

King Kill 'em
Jul 22, 2016, 11:42 PM
YES!!!!! This is exactly what we need: high density development within blocks of a Metro stop. Jamison Services knows what's up. Now, if someone would redevelop the Ralphs across the street. Such a waste of space. There could still be a grocery store there, just raze what's there and build a mixed use development with retail at the base.

Same with the Raplphs and Vons at Vermont/3rd.

cesar90
Jul 23, 2016, 3:29 PM
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caligrad
Jul 24, 2016, 7:31 AM
http://urbanize.la/post/another-residential-tower-planned-koreatown

36-story tower to rise next to Wilshire Park Place in Koreatown

People are tearing this proposal apart on urbanize.

"That private property green space is the only green space we have in the area, Email Mayor Garcetti and the neighborhood council member and make them stop this project"

Ok....

" Even though its private property, I still feel that it shouldn't be allowed to be turned into housing"

wow....

" This tower doesn't fit in with the area"

that one was laughable

" Put it downtown or somewhere else, not here"

because being near a metro station accounts for nothing these days?

Here's my beef. Instead of blocking projects like this that are so close to metro stations, How about you take that argument to the 100s of country clubs/golf courses in this city that are so huge and take up so much space but are only used by a few dozen entitled people a day ( Wilshire Country Club, Rancho Park Golf Course, and my personal favorite (hated) The Los Angeles Country Club).

Yeah we need a lot more pocket parks, but in this case, I side with the owner. Its their property, they can do what they want. And right now we need the density, especially that close to a metro station.

Wally West
Jul 24, 2016, 1:37 PM
Yeah we need a lot more pocket parks, but in this case, I side with the owner. Its their property, they can do what they want.

To be fair, if the owner wanted to build a parking structure instead, you'd be singing a different tune.

But I have to admit initially, my reaction was just like those people complaining because they're right. There's hardly any greenspace in the area which is why that small green space is so highly thought of. But then, I remembered that specific green space isn't really used as a park. It's mostly used as a skate park and doesn't really fulfill what a park actually does. It just looks/feels like greenspace when one drives/walks by it when in reality it's underutilized greenspace.

This reaction simply shows how desperate this area is for any greenspace. I remember that one fake park development sign posted on Vermont/Wilshire a few years ago before the Vermont was built. It got locals pretty excited for the project because everyone wants park space.

ChargerCarl
Jul 24, 2016, 3:28 PM
People are tearing this proposal apart on urbanize.

"That private property green space is the only green space we have in the area, Email Mayor Garcetti and the neighborhood council member and make them stop this project"

Ok....

" Even though its private property, I still feel that it shouldn't be allowed to be turned into housing"

wow....

" This tower doesn't fit in with the area"

that one was laughable

" Put it downtown or somewhere else, not here"

because being near a metro stop accounts for nothing these days?

Here's my beef. Instead of blocking projects like this that are so close to metro stations, How about you take that argument to the 100s of country clubs/golf courses in this city that are so huge and take up so much space but are only allowed to be used by a few dozen people a day ( Wilshire Country Club, Rancho Park Golf Course, and my personal favorite (hated) The Los Angeles Country Club).

Yeah we need a lot more pocket parks, but in this case, I side with the owner. Its their property, they can do what they want. And right now we need the density, especially that close to a metro station.

That mike guy seems pretty dumb and unhinged. Hope thats not any of you guys lol.

King Kill 'em
Jul 24, 2016, 5:00 PM
That mike guy seems pretty dumb and unhinged. Hope thats not any of you guys lol.

It seems the urbanize comment section is starting to be invaded by NIMBYs. The other day I commented on the post about the 5 story mixed use building on Franklin, saying that Franklin should have bike lanes. Then this guy who I've seen commenting on NIMBY City Watch articles wrote like a 5 paragraph response about how that will congest the roads, and public transportation is too expensive and a bad idea, and how he hates Garcetti.

ChargerCarl
Jul 24, 2016, 6:10 PM
It seems the urbanize comment section is starting to be invaded by NIMBYs. The other day I commented on the post about the 5 story mixed use building on Franklin, saying that Franklin should have bike lanes. Then this guy who I've seen commenting on NIMBY City Watch articles wrote like a 5 paragraph response about how that will congest the roads, and public transportation is too expensive and a bad idea, and how he hates Garcetti.

Shoo shoo NIMBYs!

blackcat23
Jul 25, 2016, 3:51 PM
Plans filed for eight-story expansion of Dream Hollywood (http://urbanize.la/post/plans-filed-second-phase-dream-hollywood)

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140wb/public/field/image/20160723_115056.jpg?itok=ARd8R__P (http://urbanize.la/post/plans-filed-second-phase-dream-hollywood)

King Kill 'em
Jul 25, 2016, 7:53 PM
Shoo shoo NIMBYs!

Here's the dude. :koko:https://twitter.com/boxbro39/status/757664846439559168

colemonkee
Jul 25, 2016, 8:40 PM
Excellent! I wonder if they'll stick with the same design theme.

caligrad
Jul 25, 2016, 9:07 PM
^^^ That's what I was thinking. Hopefully its similar but not identical.

To be fair, if the owner wanted to build a parking structure instead, you'd be singing a different tune.

hhhhhhhhmmmmmm not necessarily.

I didn't whine when Joes parking built that parking garage across the street from Metropolis. All I asked was that they were considerate and put ground floor retail, which was their initial plan. Not sure what in the hell happened with that.

If you really wanted to predict my responses.

(Scenarios)

Empty plot of land for sale, developer buys it and proposes a parking garage only, THEN I MIGHT cause a commotion.

Current owner of property is adding a parking garage, which literally happens all of the time in this city, what can you do ? its their property.

But in this current situation, adding a parking garage in the front of this building would be an all around bad business decision and pretty common sense, from a business stand point, on what NOT to do. So that argument is void.

Best example. There is a house across the street from my apartment building. Its literally the ONLY house on the entire street and it has a huge front yard. Should that homeowner be forced to open their front yard to the neighborhood because of a lack of parks ????? NO!

blackcat23
Jul 26, 2016, 4:05 PM
Tour the landmark Sears Building in Boyle Heights (http://urbanize.la/post/inside-boyle-heights-landmark)

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140wb/public/field/image/20160315-DSC00554-2.jpg?itok=dWCwecWU (http://urbanize.la/post/inside-boyle-heights-landmark)

blackcat23
Jul 26, 2016, 6:22 PM
Apartments to rise near Barnsdall Art Park (http://urbanize.la/post/six-story-apartment-complex-planned-near-barnsdall-park)

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/olivehill2.png?itok=YmZFpcbl (http://urbanize.la/post/six-story-apartment-complex-planned-near-barnsdall-park)

ChelseaFC
Jul 26, 2016, 10:02 PM
Great news, it looks like the two hotel project planned for Hill and Colorado adjacent to PCC is going to move forward!

Best of all, sounds like they're going to keep the small historical showroom building on the corner of the property.

http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/not-one-but-two-hotels-planned-for-desolate-dismal-former-ford-dealership-near-pcc/

http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/ParcelTopArrows.png

http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Ford.png

bobbyv
Jul 26, 2016, 10:46 PM
^^^ Will that project also be taking out the Chevron gas station?

DenseCityPlease
Jul 27, 2016, 12:37 AM
Apartments to rise near Barnsdall Art Park (http://urbanize.la/post/six-story-apartment-complex-planned-near-barnsdall-park)

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/olivehill2.png?itok=YmZFpcbl (http://urbanize.la/post/six-story-apartment-complex-planned-near-barnsdall-park)

Incredibly excited about this project, which will replace a surface parking lot and a collection of derelict structures with much needed housing and street fronting retail. And based on the renderings the design isn't half bad.

For those who don't know, there is also a new OSH store set to break ground this year directly across Hollywood Blvd between Edgemont and Kenmore, which will involve demolition of the long abandoned Cordon's Market and the recently vacated children's dentistry practice beside it. Parking will be underground and it looks to be zero lot line construction with an urban character.

Keep an eye on this Thai Town/ Little Armenia stretch of Hollywood and Sunset. It will look very different in ten years.

King Kill 'em
Jul 27, 2016, 3:50 AM
Great news, it looks like the two hotel project planned for Hill and Colorado adjacent to PCC is going to move forward!

Best of all, sounds like they're going to keep the small historical showroom building on the corner of the property.

http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/not-one-but-two-hotels-planned-for-desolate-dismal-former-ford-dealership-near-pcc/

http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/ParcelTopArrows.png

http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Ford.png

I was in Pasadena last week. There's a fair amount of housing going up. Pasadena just has an amazing downtown with transit, good parks, cool old buildings, good retail etc. The only thing that really needs to be improved is the bicycle infrastructure. Not a lot of bike lanes there right now

LosAngelesSportsFan
Jul 27, 2016, 6:03 PM
I was in Pasadena last week. There's a fair amount of housing going up. Pasadena just has an amazing downtown with transit, good parks, cool old buildings, good retail etc. The only thing that really needs to be improved is the bicycle infrastructure. Not a lot of bike lanes there right now

That is coming as well.. They will be getting the second leg of our bike share next year, same system as DTLA

blackcat23
Jul 27, 2016, 9:30 PM
New Renderings for "The Rise Hollywood" (http://urbanize.la/post/fresh-renderings-rise-hollywood)


http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/rise2.png?itok=Ikzmcb1j (http://urbanize.la/post/fresh-renderings-rise-hollywood)

Quixote
Jul 27, 2016, 9:46 PM
Excellent! I wonder if they'll stick with the same design theme.

I don't know, but this rendering has been out in the ether for a while now.

http://www.tcaconstruction.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Dream-Hollywood-and-Tao.jpg
http://www.tcaconstruction.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Dream-Hollywood-and-Tao.jpg

Wally West
Jul 27, 2016, 11:43 PM
ESPN editor reports: (https://twitter.com/kevinarnovitz/status/758368542857105410) NBA sources say Clippers are actively exploring sites for new arena. One area that interests: Westside. Staples Ctr lase runs thru 2024.

Where would Balmer find any space for a stadium in the Westside? And even if he does, good fucking luck against the NIMBYs.