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LAsam
Aug 26, 2016, 9:14 PM
^ That is sorely needed at that intersection. As of right now, all four corners are dead, and have been for quite some time. That's a far to busy area to have corner lots not utilized.

King Kill 'em
Aug 27, 2016, 2:41 AM
There is a project at Monrovia Station called Parks at Monrovia.

http://www.cityofmonrovia.org/sites/default/files/fileattachments/planning_commission/page/1535/the_parks_at_station_square_sp.pdf

Google maps has streetview of construction work. latest July 2016.

Also Mariachi Plaza has that construction at the Southwest closer to freeway corner well underway. You can see the google maps from a couple months back.

Oh I need to get some construction pictures up. Took them around the CicLAvia and day before.

I passed by today on the Gold Line. Still just digging.

user2468
Aug 27, 2016, 3:59 AM
Argyle Hotel, nearly topped out. Exterior fa├žade is well underway now.
https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8649/29177083351_6a2b23c260_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Lshbne)IMG_20160826_182122 (https://flic.kr/p/Lshbne) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8036/29147328752_c9bea506ba_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LpDFmU)IMG_20160826_182309 (https://flic.kr/p/LpDFmU) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8189/29255793355_fdd270c2d4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LzeA7g)IMG_20160826_182426 (https://flic.kr/p/LzeA7g) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8765/28634491783_b00af8486a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KCkfNc)IMG_20160826_182529 (https://flic.kr/p/KCkfNc) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8093/29221360126_a7b441f4b3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Lwc7iU)IMG_20160826_182829 (https://flic.kr/p/Lwc7iU) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

6230 Yucca, just opposite the Argyle Hotel. Expect another crane in Hollywood soon.
https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7521/29255784715_afe43ac473_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Lzexxi)IMG_20160826_182448 (https://flic.kr/p/Lzexxi) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

King Kill 'em
Aug 27, 2016, 5:55 AM
I don't like how there's just a big blank wall. Are they planning to put ads on it?

chris08876
Aug 27, 2016, 2:58 PM
LeFrak plans 260-unit Hollywood mixed-use development

New York developer Richard LeFrak is expanding his footprint in Los Angeles with a new mixed-use project in Hollywood.

LeFrak has submitted plans for a 278,892-square-foot mixed-use complex with 260 residential units and 17,800 square feet of commercial space, according to city planning documents.

The site, at 6436 West Hollywood Boulevard, is currently occupied by a 6,000-square-foot Class C office building, according to CoStar. Built in 1931, the structure has a distinct Art Deco style. LeFrak acquired it for $5.85 million in 2007. Past tenants include Playhouse Hollywood but the property is now unoccupied.

LeFrak has filed a request for a zoning and height change. The building would vary between 42 feet to 160 feet, or between four to 15 stories.

Site:

https://www.google.com/maps/vt/data=RfCSdfNZ0LFPrHSm0ublXdzhdrDFhtmHhN1u-gM,ussDGxbnF1jNMLPNwtBHAq6K0xaIFayi_dGagzKaU2WIATfm_GsOt7UIqsUVgRba-Brrd4rzbxsgOns_YB5ETqJs4Dq5FnjwNRpq74K-zg01BJPbsdx1DN3nQwX-C5q1L9nCe6VZiczT06Ty9rze5t_88xz5RjWU-bnbeBpX6PuosTC-lvnyQZHhjE_aS0_FQg
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TRD (http://therealdeal.com/la/2016/08/25/lefrak-plans-260-unit-hollywood-mixed-use/)

blackcat23
Aug 29, 2016, 4:07 PM
Demoltion underway at Warner Center's Rocketdyne plant, future site of...

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/warner2.jpg?itok=GiiKc2DH (http://urbanize.la/post/demolition-underway-warner-centers-rocketdyne-site)

blackcat23
Aug 30, 2016, 4:07 PM
Take a video tour of One Beverly Hills

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/obh.jpg?itok=A5U5oRdL (http://urbanize.la/post/fly-through-one-beverly-hills)

Stilosilva
Aug 31, 2016, 5:37 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!

The was the last thing I heard of that was going on the Vermont/James M Wood lots that were recently demolished http://urbanize.la/post/archeon-group-designs-mid-rise-complex-vermont-avenue

blackcat23
Aug 31, 2016, 2:55 PM
The was the last thing I heard of that was going on the Vermont/James M Wood lots that were recently demolished http://urbanize.la/post/archeon-group-designs-mid-rise-complex-vermont-avenue

That project is officially off the table. It's going to be a five-story building with a grocery store and restaurants.

As for Wilshire/Coronado...

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/coronado.jpg?itok=ujy0dMUI (http://urbanize.la/post/work-finally-underway-apartments-near-macarthur-park)
http://urbanize.la/post/work-finally-underway-apartments-near-macarthur-park

King Kill 'em
Aug 31, 2016, 7:04 PM
I really like that project. Alright design and colors, excellent street scape, enhances the neighborhood, parking entrance tucked to the side, etc.

ChelseaFC
Aug 31, 2016, 8:19 PM
Just a reminder that after a year and a half of being closed for reconstruction, the new California Incline will open tomorrow!

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-california-incline-20160820-snap-story.html

http://www.lamag.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2015/10/incline2.jpg

SSP resident photogs...you know what to do.

BrianMojo
Sep 1, 2016, 6:39 PM
That project is officially off the table. It's going to be a five-story building with a grocery store and restaurants.

As for Wilshire/Coronado...

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/coronado.jpg?itok=ujy0dMUI (http://urbanize.la/post/work-finally-underway-apartments-near-macarthur-park)
http://urbanize.la/post/work-finally-underway-apartments-near-macarthur-park

I've been trying to come up with names for this architectural style since it apparently just doesn't have one yet (well, aside from being colloquially known around here as "shitboxes"). How do people feel about "Geotetric?" Literally everyone that I've talked to about these buildings has remarked that they look like giant Tetris pieces and it fits in nicely with their blocky, geometric massings.

Wally West
Sep 1, 2016, 8:20 PM
Has anyone seen the new updates to the 15 story tower that City Council just approved? It has a lot of shiny new renderings of the project. This is the proposal next to the Sunset Gordon Tower. I'm really happy the updated project has cut out two levels of parking.

http://planning.lacity.org/PdisCaseInfo/Home/GetDocument/MGE1OTY1Y2UtZmY4Yi00NjVkLTkxMjctZWQ2M2Q4YThhYjQ50

http://i.imgur.com/nCVzmIb.jpg?1

hughfb3
Sep 2, 2016, 1:25 AM
Has anyone seen the new updates to the 15 story tower that City Council just approved? It has a lot of shiny new renderings of the project. This is the proposal next to the Sunset Gordon Tower. I'm really happy the updated project has cut out two levels of parking.

http://planning.lacity.org/PdisCaseInfo/Home/GetDocument/MGE1OTY1Y2UtZmY4Yi00NjVkLTkxMjctZWQ2M2Q4YThhYjQ50

http://i.imgur.com/nCVzmIb.jpg?1

I think this new version looks great. I too didn't like the first iteration. Go ahead... Break ground.... No seriously... Now!!!!

Wilcal
Sep 2, 2016, 2:36 AM
Has anyone seen the new updates to the 15 story tower that City Council just approved? It has a lot of shiny new renderings of the project. This is the proposal next to the Sunset Gordon Tower. I'm really happy the updated project has cut out two levels of parking.

http://planning.lacity.org/PdisCaseInfo/Home/GetDocument/MGE1OTY1Y2UtZmY4Yi00NjVkLTkxMjctZWQ2M2Q4YThhYjQ50

http://i.imgur.com/nCVzmIb.jpg?1

I think this new version looks great. I too didn't like the first iteration. Go ahead... Break ground.... No seriously... Now!!!!

Couldn't agree more, the second design is much improved. And as for the first design, despite the fact that the podium had interesting articulation, looked kind of monstrous--very foreboding.

mbb
Sep 2, 2016, 2:54 PM
I've been trying to come up with names for this architectural style since it apparently just doesn't have one yet (well, aside from being colloquially known around here as "shitboxes"). How do people feel about "Geotetric?" Literally everyone that I've talked to about these buildings has remarked that they look like giant Tetris pieces and it fits in nicely with their blocky, geometric massings.

http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/lexicon_valley/2014/05/01/mean_girls_slang_fetch_10_years_later_why_it_didn_t_catch_on_according_to/stop_trying_to_make_fetch_happen_1.png.CROP.promo-mediumlarge.png

BrandonJXN
Sep 2, 2016, 3:10 PM
I've been trying to come up with names for this architectural style since it apparently just doesn't have one yet (well, aside from being colloquially known around here as "shitboxes"). How do people feel about "Geotetric?" Literally everyone that I've talked to about these buildings has remarked that they look like giant Tetris pieces and it fits in nicely with their blocky, geometric massings.

I put geotetric on the same level as fleek and lit.

Quixote
Sep 2, 2016, 6:44 PM
Huge improvement over the last design, which actually had me on the same side as AHF (but for different reasons).

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/5901sunset4.JPG?itok=j-HkGVnp

Wally West
Sep 2, 2016, 7:42 PM
Huge improvement over the last design, which actually had me on the same side as AHF (but for different reasons).


Ha. Glad to know I wasn't the only one who felt like a very brief AHF supporter.

http://i.imgur.com/vG5lvGk.jpg?1

BrianMojo
Sep 3, 2016, 6:45 AM
http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/lexicon_valley/2014/05/01/mean_girls_slang_fetch_10_years_later_why_it_didn_t_catch_on_according_to/stop_trying_to_make_fetch_happen_1.png.CROP.promo-mediumlarge.png

Dying :haha:

LA21st
Sep 4, 2016, 3:24 AM
I was looking at the Crenshaw light rail line, and noticed it has three stops in the LAX area. Do you the new rail line will spur new office development in the LAX sub market around these stations?

Also, what do you think downtown Inglewood could look like? Something similar to what's happening in Culver City?

King Kill 'em
Sep 4, 2016, 4:30 AM
I was looking at the Crenshaw light rail line, and noticed it has three stops in the LAX area. Do you the new rail line will spur new office development in the LAX sub market around these stations?

Also, what do you think downtown Inglewood could look like? Something similar to what's happening in Culver City?

I would hope so. There's certainly a lot of prime sites around Florence and La Brea

NSMP
Sep 4, 2016, 8:14 PM
I was looking at the Crenshaw light rail line, and noticed it has three stops in the LAX area. Do you the new rail line will spur new office development in the LAX sub market around these stations?

Also, what do you think downtown Inglewood could look like? Something similar to what's happening in Culver City?

The LAX/Century Blvd has nearly 40% vacancy for office space. So probably not? But hopefully it will spur some demand for renovations to make the space that exists more desirable. It should also be noted that the 96th st station, IIRC, will basically be located in the Crenshaw line maintenance yard and won't be very functional from a pedestrian standpoint.

Culver seems like an appropriate comparison for Inglewood.

Resident
Sep 5, 2016, 7:42 AM
http://i.imgur.com/vG5lvGk.jpg?1

I wonder why they wasted time removing the guy who was turning right.

black_crow
Sep 6, 2016, 1:52 AM
I wonder why they wasted time removing the guy who was turning right.
The car was too small and not expensive enough.

Would have been a dramatically decrease of the property value.

Or it might just be an "Illuminati-Thing".
This person was never there or he/she was driving an invisible car.

I couldn't thing of any other plausible reasoning.

Valyrian Steel
Sep 6, 2016, 2:07 AM
Correction: they took out two cars that were turning right.

112597jorge
Sep 6, 2016, 2:36 AM
I wonder why they wasted time removing the guy who was turning right.

Make the rendering look less congested and less traffic on the streets making it seem as if the tower has little impact on traffic on the immediate area.

sopas ej
Sep 6, 2016, 4:47 AM
The car was too small and not expensive enough.

Would have been a dramatically decrease of the property value.

Or it might just be an "Illuminati-Thing".
This person was never there or he/she was driving an invisible car.

I couldn't thing of any other plausible reasoning.

I think maybe because it was a Scion. As of this fall, the Scion brand will have ceased to exist, so they erased it from the new rendering. They wanted to be up-to-date and current when it came to the building redesign. (?)

King Kill 'em
Sep 6, 2016, 7:48 PM
I think maybe because it was a Scion. As of this fall, the Scion brand will have ceased to exist, so they erased it from the new rendering. They wanted to be up-to-date and current when it came to the building redesign. (?)

Doesn't explain the other right turning car they eliminated which looks like a Honda Civic.

RST500
Sep 6, 2016, 11:31 PM
http://la.eater.com/2016/8/29/12697162/edin-park-food-hall-beverly-grove-2017

https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/36BL93zLV2B9wVfsr93xz2n2kP8=/89x0:706x463/920x613/filters:focal(89x0:706x463):format(webp)/cdn3.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/50568127/edin-park-food-hall-rendering.0.0.png


Current Site:

https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ethOGCqoeA90W2jSkprodi5WAtg=/800x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/7012323/edin-park-exterior.0.jpg

RST500
Sep 6, 2016, 11:40 PM
I'm sure this has been posted but this is a terrible design.

https://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/6161841/Beverly-Center-_-La-Cienega-Fac_ade.0.jpg


http://la.curbed.com/2016/3/8/11180152/beverly-center-renovation-renderings

I miss the old 80's aesthetic but this conceptual design would of been great.

https://d3svtxhzihmz8n.cloudfront.net/s3.honestbuildings.com/gallery/8ef5b839-5ba9-46f5-7c87-f23806463c17/750_750_1_285b26c2-fa54-ef85-29d2-13393544202a.jpg
https://www.honestbuildings.com/project/#!/view/86261/beverly-center

blackcat23
Sep 7, 2016, 4:24 AM
Marina Marketplace slated for redevelopment

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140wb/public/field/image/20160903_114517.jpg?itok=LXalv8bB (http://urbanize.la/post/marina-marketplace-slated-redevelopment)

blackcat23
Sep 7, 2016, 3:47 PM
More on Hollywood's proposed Art Deco hotel

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/ivar9.png?itok=EuwuStAD (http://urbanize.la/post/fresh-renderings-hollywoods-art-deco-hotel)

caligrad
Sep 7, 2016, 6:01 PM
^^^ I can live without the spire things on top. Other than that its a decent design building. Will this be one of the first buildings in a long time to give us defined windows ?? since everybody else is wrapping their buildings in glass ? Dare I say that Hollywood is becoming very interesting on its own, here's hoping the Palladium twins break through and get built. I hope more architects take this approach to mix it up a bit, as I've said before, in terms of high rises, LA could use more from each decade since we are lacking from most time periods in the high rise department.

King Kill 'em
Sep 7, 2016, 6:13 PM
^I welcome pretty much any high rise in Hollywood as long it doesn't have a gross podium that makes up half its height.

Quixote
Sep 7, 2016, 7:48 PM
I'm sure this has been posted but this is a terrible design.

Much like The Bloc, whatever "makeover" they decide to do is just lipstick on a pig. Besides, the whole concept behind the Beverly Center is just too 80s/90s for today's day and age. Just tear the damn thing down already.

Wally West
Sep 7, 2016, 8:17 PM
Besides, the whole concept behind the Beverly Center is just too 80s/90s for today's day and age. Just tear the damn thing down already.

Agreed. It's just mindboggling that half a billion dollars is being spent on the makeover of that hideous outdated mall. Half a billion dollars could easily have been used for a different project for that mall owner but whatevers. At the end of the day, it's his moneypit.

caligrad
Sep 8, 2016, 4:29 AM
^I welcome pretty much any high rise in Hollywood as long it doesn't have a gross podium that makes up half its height.

Exactly. :cheers:

Much like The Bloc, whatever "makeover" they decide to do is just lipstick on a pig. Besides, the whole concept behind the Beverly Center is just too 80s/90s for today's day and age. Just tear the damn thing down already.

I agree 100%. I HATE the Beverly Center. Its a mediocre mall at best that's sitting on top of one of the largest monolithic structures in this city, if not the country. Its not even in the top 5 of shopping centers in the LA/OC area in my opinion. I never understood why or how it became a tourist attraction and so popular in the main stream. The stores aren't even that good.

And regarding "The Bloc" you're right about that one. I was downtown this weekend. I had to pick up a quick gift at Macys.....I think people are giving The Bloc makeover WAY too much credit.

hughfb3
Sep 9, 2016, 4:37 AM
Exactly. :cheers:



I agree 100%. I HATE the Beverly Center. Its a mediocre mall at best that's sitting on top of one of the largest monolithic structures in this city, if not the country. Its not even in the top 5 of shopping centers in the LA/OC area in my opinion. I never understood why or how it became a tourist attraction and so popular in the main stream. The stores aren't even that good.

And regarding "The Bloc" you're right about that one. I was downtown this weekend. I had to pick up a quick gift at Macys.....I think people are giving The Bloc makeover WAY too much credit.

I think you may be judging this one too early. This makeover of The Bloc has already done wonders. We still have a MAJOR tenant in the Alamo drafthouse movie theater complex set to open here, not to mention a brand new Metro subway portal on the south side of 7th (the only one out of soon to be 4 entrances on the south side of the street) and numerous shops and restaurant yet to open. This is quite a project that is no where near finished or anywhere to the point of Final judgement.

colemonkee
Sep 9, 2016, 2:36 PM
^ And I think that people forget that it took nearly a year for 7+Fig to fill up it's retail spaces, so "opening" the shopping center without all the stores is the norm downtown - and in other places like El Segundo, where The Point opened up with only a handful of stores, but is now fully leased and buzzing.

blackcat23
Sep 9, 2016, 6:58 PM
A few things I haven't posted to here this week

700 Manhattan in K-Town

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/new.jpg?itok=RN40_Jsz (http://urbanize.la/post/first-look-700-manhattan)

4th & Normandie (Also K-Town)

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/normandie.jpg?itok=aSvH4wet (http://urbanize.la/post/future-k-town-apartments-revealed)

Apartments + retail in Reseda

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/720x405/public/top.png?itok=la4UTYIy (http://urbanize.la/post/residential-retail-complex-slated-sherman-way)

colemonkee
Sep 9, 2016, 9:43 PM
In 20 years, we're going to look back on this age of architecture and say "what the hell were we thinking?"

Quixote
Sep 9, 2016, 9:49 PM
Hollywood's Thompson hotel (under construction) has a new look, courtesy of Steinberg Architects' Simon Ha:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8118/29280581670_3dff6e524b_o.jpg
Instagram / simonha.aia

...

I also stumbled upon this project slated for a site adjacent to the future Purple Line station at Wilshire/La Brea:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8193/29570997045_cbe06d44d6_b.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8855/29537028276_9b278425f9_b.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8009/29537025006_6b0689c913_b.jpg

http://ktgy.com/work/la-brea-mixed-use/

King Kill 'em
Sep 9, 2016, 10:10 PM
^Amazing design but I kind of feel it should be bigger given how close it will be to a subway station.

San Frangelino
Sep 10, 2016, 2:41 AM
Don't know if this is a serious proposal, but I'd love it to be.

From: http://www.shimahara.net/new-page-2/
http://static1.squarespace.com/static/56fa9bb3cf80a1aaafe4e125/t/57d220b1197aea6d03f22c3c/1473388730352/?format=1000w

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/56fa9bb3cf80a1aaafe4e125/t/57d221e4cd0f68c542101de7/1473389036879/?format=1000w

King Kill 'em
Sep 10, 2016, 2:59 AM
And this project which can't be real. http://static1.squarespace.com/static/56fa9bb3cf80a1aaafe4e125/t/57cf77bbc534a5b2c35d2a42/1473214405294/?format=2500w

Quixote
Sep 10, 2016, 5:59 AM
The on-again, off-again Sunset/Gower project:

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/56fa9bb3cf80a1aaafe4e125/t/57ce745fe3df282738f5cf3f/1473148004194/?format=1000w

caligrad
Sep 10, 2016, 6:40 AM
Now the first tower looks legit. But isn't that where Amoeba is located? The nimbys in Hollywood are already up in arms about their parking lots and jack in the boxes. Imagine tearing down one of their landmarks for that tower, it would be an all out Civil war in LA HAHAHA save the children ! :haha:

Illithid Dude
Sep 10, 2016, 9:05 AM
Honestly, Ameoba is an LA icon and they better not tear it down. That would be like loosing a cultural institution.

colemonkee
Sep 10, 2016, 3:35 PM
^ I agree. Though I personally don't think the building Amoeba is in is as important as Amoeba as an institution - and one of the last great record stores in the country. If Amoeba could be integrated into the new building with ample space, I would be in favor of this development, as it would be a win-win for everyone. As long as there is some space provided for Amoeba to temporarily operate out of during the 2+ year construction period.

Wilcal
Sep 10, 2016, 6:12 PM
[QUOTE=Quixote;7556251]Hollywood's Thompson hotel (under construction) has a new look, courtesy of Steinberg Architects' Simon Ha:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8118/29280581670_3dff6e524b_o.jpg
Instagram / simonha.aia

...

Definitely not as good as the first effort.

King Kill 'em
Sep 10, 2016, 6:30 PM
^ I agree. Though I personally don't think the building Amoeba is in is as important as Amoeba as an institution - and one of the last great record stores in the country. If Amoeba could be integrated into the new building with ample space, I would be in favor of this development, as it would be a win-win for everyone. As long as there is some space provided for Amoeba to temporarily operate out of during the 2+ year construction period.
yeah same.

Calicool
Sep 11, 2016, 9:00 AM
yeah same.

That will depend on how well Amoeba is doing prophet wise. In my opinion if Amoeba is changed, moved or the business shut down for any extended period of time for construction that would mark its end.

dktshb
Sep 11, 2016, 5:30 PM
That will depend on how well Amoeba is doing prophet wise. In my opinion if Amoeba is changed, moved or the business shut down for any extended period of time for construction that would mark its end. Amoeba should move Downtown on Broadway.

Wally West
Sep 11, 2016, 5:38 PM
Amoeba should move Downtown on Broadway.

Why?

It would lose its "Hollyweird" charm if it left its current location. IMO that charm is the only reason Amoeba is still standing while other music shops struggle because they mainly appeal to a niche crowd.

caligrad
Sep 11, 2016, 5:48 PM
^^^ Yeah I agree. Amoeba would tank on Broadway. In Hollywood it survives because it adds to that "hollyweird" environment. Its almost like a tourist trap in a sense, the only difference is, we actually like this one. I decided to go there yesterday, after I talked about it on here. It was pretty busy. If i remember correctly, at one point, the owner was talking about closing the doors or selling, but that was a few years ago. Not sure whatever happened with that since its obviously still open but it didn't look like it was struggling last night.

NativeOrange
Sep 11, 2016, 6:32 PM
^^^ Yeah I agree. Amoeba would tank on Broadway. In Hollywood it survives because it adds to that "hollyweird" environment. Its almost like a tourist trap in a sense, the only difference is, we actually like this one. I decided to go there yesterday, after I talked about it on here. It was pretty busy. If i remember correctly, at one point, the owner was talking about closing the doors or selling, but that was a few years ago. Not sure whatever happened with that since its obviously still open but it didn't look like it was struggling last night.

I've been in there plenty of times, and it doesn't matter whether it's Tuesday morning or Saturday afternoon, they always have a sizable crowd. I agree they would not be the same on Broadway. Amoeba is a Hollywood icon.

dktshb
Sep 11, 2016, 6:35 PM
^^^ Yeah I agree. Amoeba would tank on Broadway. In Hollywood it survives because it adds to that "hollyweird" environment. Its almost like a tourist trap in a sense, the only difference is, we actually like this one. I decided to go there yesterday, after I talked about it on here. It was pretty busy. If i remember correctly, at one point, the owner was talking about closing the doors or selling, but that was a few years ago. Not sure whatever happened with that since its obviously still open but it didn't look like it was struggling last night. Don't get me wrong. I love Amoeba and walk there often. I just think if Amoeba had to relocate because of a building going up on that lot (not likely, regardless) Downtown would be a better location to move unless rent space would make it cost prohibitive. The niche crowd Amoeba attracts would probably appreciate the experience Downtown too. Vinyl Fetish just opened up there... time will tell how well it does. Having lived in Hollywood 18 years I was quite appreciative when Amoeba opened its Hollywood location 15 years ago.

dktshb
Sep 11, 2016, 6:53 PM
I've been in there plenty of times, and it doesn't matter whether it's Tuesday morning or Saturday afternoon, they always have a sizable crowd. I agree they would not be the same on Broadway. Amoeba is a Hollywood icon. It is always very busy. Why do you feel Amoeba could not be successful at a different LA location? Hollywood didn't make Amoeba what it is. Amoeba moved to Hollywood in 2001 and it became an immediate institution because of the reputation it already had established in its Berkeley and SF locations.

NativeOrange
Sep 11, 2016, 7:16 PM
It is always very busy. Why do you feel Amoeba could not be successful at a different LA location? Hollywood didn't make Amoeba what it is. Amoeba moved to Hollywood in 2001 and it became an immediate institution because of the reputation it already had established in its Berkeley and SF locations.

I never said it wouldn't do well, in fact I almost pointed out that it is to record stores are what the Last Bookstore is to bookstores, and I could see a similarly sized record store doing well in the historic core.

My comment was that it wouldn't be the same, which is my personal opinion and in aggreeance with others who said it matches the "Hollyweird" vibe very well.

user2468
Sep 12, 2016, 4:31 AM
Small Hollywood photo update. Taken today by me.
1601 Vine. Cladding is well underway now.
https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8358/29512782502_18dfc7625b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LXWJ2C)IMG_20160911_174939 (https://flic.kr/p/LXWJ2C) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8093/29332997780_8875970fde_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LG4hi3)IMG_20160911_175016 (https://flic.kr/p/LG4hi3) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8358/29512764662_fd058a4d3f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LXWCJ3)IMG_20160911_175033 (https://flic.kr/p/LXWCJ3) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7471/28997632124_4baf60d7d1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LbqrLy)IMG_20160911_175218 (https://flic.kr/p/LbqrLy) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

Argyle Hotel. The podium should be wrapping up soon.
https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8119/29623440585_744b092481_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M8HSPB)IMG_20160911_175524 (https://flic.kr/p/M8HSPB) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8161/29512748842_0fd18c5438_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LXWy2h)IMG_20160911_175709 (https://flic.kr/p/LXWy2h) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8498/29542383011_2d2342310d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M1yree)IMG_20160911_175854 (https://flic.kr/p/M1yree) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

6230 Yucca
https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8610/29623434385_3bd43ea8ac_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M8HQYH)IMG_20160911_175809 (https://flic.kr/p/M8HQYH) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8197/29512742152_0c8b9ffdc8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LXWw2W)IMG_20160911_175832 (https://flic.kr/p/LXWw2W) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8347/28999411063_10b6c0af4c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LbzyzV)IMG_20160911_180016 (https://flic.kr/p/LbzyzV) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8520/28999404733_68c2231748_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LbzwGM)IMG_20160911_180023 (https://flic.kr/p/LbzwGM) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

Eastown Phase II
https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8652/28999399693_ae9e48f9e6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LbzvcT)IMG_20160911_180518 (https://flic.kr/p/LbzvcT) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

5550 Hollywood Blvd
https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8475/29332960830_e2e49b7312_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LG46iY)IMG_20160911_181711 (https://flic.kr/p/LG46iY) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8480/29332955710_a41f4f362c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LG44MG)IMG_20160911_181944 (https://flic.kr/p/LG44MG) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8158/29542355931_69ae45cdf4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M1yibk)IMG_20160911_182050 (https://flic.kr/p/M1yibk) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8097/29332950490_60fcf74d1f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LG43eG)IMG_20160911_182059 (https://flic.kr/p/LG43eG) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8380/29512719442_aea41bcdd3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LXWpho)IMG_20160911_182158 (https://flic.kr/p/LXWpho) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8467/29621978665_36f3a01c39_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M8Aof6)IMG_20160911_182230 (https://flic.kr/p/M8Aof6) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8244/28997883373_a6ba1912af_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LbrJsr)IMG_20160911_182312 (https://flic.kr/p/LbrJsr) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8410/28999379293_ecde902f3b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Lbzp9a)IMG_20160911_182321 (https://flic.kr/p/Lbzp9a) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

Parking structure for 1350 N Western Ave
https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8143/29331495310_0138742ce1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LFVzEo)IMG_20160911_183110 (https://flic.kr/p/LFVzEo) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8472/29511289042_9cd9bb7b3f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LXP55j)IMG_20160911_183145 (https://flic.kr/p/LXP55j) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8135/29621819195_2485db67fa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M8zyQB)IMG_20160911_183233 (https://flic.kr/p/M8zyQB) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

Located Between 5600 and 5700 Lexington Ave. Two single-family residences were recently demolished for what I hope is an adequately sized apartment complex, although I cannot confirm this speculation.
https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8014/29621915915_86510d7fc4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M8A4Ac)IMG_20160911_183950 (https://flic.kr/p/M8A4Ac) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

blackcat23
Sep 12, 2016, 3:40 PM
Two 23-story towers planned in Koreatown

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140wb/public/field/image/20160910_114104.jpg?itok=txuDODXl (http://urbanize.la/post/two-more-towers-koreatown)

King Kill 'em
Sep 12, 2016, 6:11 PM
Located Between 5600 and 5700 Lexington Ave. Two single-family residences were recently demolished for what I hope is an adequately sized apartment complex, although I cannot confirm this speculation.
https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8014/29621915915_86510d7fc4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M8A4Ac)IMG_20160911_183950 (https://flic.kr/p/M8A4Ac) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

I walked down that same street about a month ago. when the homes were still there. Across the street I assume you saw the multi family that has just finished or is just finishing, that's 2 townhome duplexes. It's like a new multifamily style around Hollywood. That area of Hollywood I think is mostly zoned R1.5/R2 when it should be R4, so I have low hopes that this new complex will be very large.

Eightball
Sep 12, 2016, 8:18 PM
Korea Town booming

Melo Blue
Sep 13, 2016, 3:30 PM
LAist - Is Amoeba Going To Get The Wrecking Ball For A Big Fancy Tower? (http://laist.com/2016/09/12/noooo_not_amoeba.php)

Developer: "At this time, we have not yet made an application with the City and are not certain whether we will. We have no other information at this time."

Tony Arranaga, Councilman O'Farrell's Communications Director: "Amoeba Records voluntarily decided to sell the property. The developer has come to our office with ideas, but nothing has been filed with the city."

Amoeba Music: "We're going to remain in our building on Sunset for the duration of our lease - which is several years - and Amoeba and the building owner are open to us potentially staying longer."

blackcat23
Sep 13, 2016, 4:46 PM
Updated look for Crossroads Hollywood

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/crossroads16.JPG?itok=ksA2gGcr (http://urbanize.la/post/new-details-and-updated-look-crossroads-hollywood)

colemonkee
Sep 13, 2016, 6:54 PM
^ But the shadows on Hollywood High! Think of the children!!! ;)

Valyrian Steel
Sep 13, 2016, 8:19 PM
Oh noes! Traffic/blocked views/Manhattanization!

http://www.robertsilversteinlaw.com/images/RSilverstein-photo.jpg
http://www.robertsilversteinlaw.com/

Wilcal
Sep 14, 2016, 3:48 PM
^ But the shadows on Hollywood High! Think of the children!!! ;)

Poor things, if they don't get adequate sunlight their growing bodies will not manufacture enough vitamin D--unless they live a life of supplementation they risk getting rickets and forever being cripples. Silverstein are you aware of the potential payout? You greedy little bastard--oh the humanity!

cesar90
Sep 15, 2016, 8:03 AM
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Wally West
Sep 15, 2016, 6:14 PM
By the way, thanks for the great update, user2468!

blackcat23
Sep 16, 2016, 4:15 PM
Five floors apartments to cap K-Town parking garage

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/wilshirecourt.JPG?itok=9cKQHOwj (http://urbanize.la/post/apartments-cap-another-k-town-garage)

colemonkee
Sep 16, 2016, 4:32 PM
I'm all in favor of adding housing to a site previously zoned only for parking - without eliminating the parking - but this close to a Red Line stop, it feels like a bit of a wasted opportunity to put only 132 units here. Should be closer to 320 units.

King Kill 'em
Sep 16, 2016, 6:32 PM
They really should just tear the garage down and build housing.

Steve8263
Sep 16, 2016, 8:29 PM
Tower crane installed for the Wilshire and Crescent Heights project, joins the May Co Movie Museum crane down the street.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/720x405/public/wilshirecrescentheights.jpg?itok=HiCcqlMJ

LDVArch
Sep 17, 2016, 6:35 PM
^ But the shadows on Hollywood High! Think of the children!!! ;)

This is so funny...

colemonkee
Sep 17, 2016, 7:57 PM
I live close enough by the Wilshire and Crescent Heights project so that I should be able to give periodic updates when it gets above ground.

blackcat23
Sep 20, 2016, 8:27 PM
Tower crane installed for the Wilshire and Crescent Heights project, joins the May Co Movie Museum crane down the street.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/720x405/public/wilshirecrescentheights.jpg?itok=HiCcqlMJ

18-story Wilshire tower goes vertical

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140wb/public/field/image/20160918_111141.jpg?itok=vEjGmEQ6 (http://urbanize.la/post/beverly-grove-tower-goes-vertical)

Steve8263
Sep 20, 2016, 11:37 PM
^^^
This stretch of Wilshire between Fairfax and La Cienega has been screaming for a makeover and now it's finally beginning to happen. The Subway is the obvious linchpin, the downside being the area is going to be a war zone for the next several years as a result.

Any date for when their other project at La Jolla is expected to start?-

http://www.steinberg.us.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/14053_000_N25_medium-150x150.jpg

Quixote
Sep 20, 2016, 11:50 PM
I mostly like the design, but having a parking entrance on Wilshire is just brutal.

And speaking of Steinberg, here are official renderings of the new design for the Thompson Hotel:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8083/29529867420_71cdcbbf91_b.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7776/29529866710_b11e155147_b.jpg

blackcat23
Sep 21, 2016, 7:55 PM
Crane goes up for Related's Yucca/Argyle tower

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950wb/public/field/image/unnamed_2.jpg?itok=8qYV_fsP (http://urbanize.la/post/crane-watch-yucca-street-and-argyle-avenue)

colemonkee
Sep 21, 2016, 10:09 PM
^ This one's actually a reasonably nice design. The same can't be said for the Argyle Hotel nearby. Which was clearly designed by an aesthetic sadist.

King Kill 'em
Sep 22, 2016, 6:33 AM
^Yes. Usually I'm pretty ok with a lot of the alright looking new buildings people on here hate on, but the new Argyle Hotel is awful looking. Feels like a prison.

blackcat23
Sep 22, 2016, 3:52 PM
Hotel + residential development planned at 8th/Western

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/8thwestern.JPG?itok=bzvJnMnl (http://urbanize.la/post/hotel-and-apartments-coming-koreatown-property)

Doctorboffin
Sep 22, 2016, 6:45 PM
Is Millennium Hollywood still happening? I haven't heard news from that site in like a year.

blackcat23
Sep 23, 2016, 4:43 AM
Plans filed for Amoeba redevelopment

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/amoeba.jpg?itok=w-inXGUD (http://urbanize.la/post/proposed-amoeba-redevelopment-goes-rumor-reality)

LosAngelesSportsFan
Sep 27, 2016, 8:48 PM
The horrible lot on Riverside Dr between Griffith Park and Fletcher that has been a permanent tagging wall for a decade is finally beginning construction.

It will be 157 units and the developer has agreed to install landscaped medians on Riverside

https://www.theeastsiderla.com/2016/09/residential-development-headed-for-riverside-drive/

Eightball
Sep 27, 2016, 10:17 PM
^ This one's actually a reasonably nice design.
Arguably great except for the parking podium portion of the building.

King Kill 'em
Sep 28, 2016, 12:08 AM
The horrible lot on Riverside Dr between Griffith Park and Fletcher that has been a permanent tagging wall for a decade is finally beginning construction.

It will be 157 units and the developer has agreed to install landscaped medians on Riverside

https://www.theeastsiderla.com/2016/09/residential-development-headed-for-riverside-drive/

I'd love to see the grading if someone would be willing to go take some pics there.

blackcat23
Sep 28, 2016, 4:00 PM
Large mixed-use development planned off Wilshire

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/1mariposa7th.JPG?itok=5C-LRBTx (http://urbanize.la/post/another-k-town-parking-garage-make-way-development)

colemonkee
Sep 28, 2016, 4:43 PM
Hmmm, 641 units in two buildings probably means 20-ish story towers, similar to their 23-story twin tower development on the next block. If all of this moves forward (which in my opinion is a bit of a long-shot, but still possible), it would start a transformation of this area into a truly dense transit-oriented mixed use neighborhood that could be the model moving forward as we expand our rail network. Towers don't need to be tall for dense neighborhoods to develop, but developing densely within a 1/4 mile to a 1/2 mile of heavy rail stops should be the modus operandi moving forward.

NSMP
Sep 28, 2016, 5:19 PM
Hmmm, 641 units in two buildings probably means 20-ish story towers, similar to their 23-story twin tower development on the next block. If all of this moves forward (which in my opinion is a bit of a long-shot, but still possible), it would start a transformation of this area into a truly dense transit-oriented mixed use neighborhood that could be the model moving forward as we expand our rail network. Towers don't need to be tall for dense neighborhoods to develop, but developing densely within a 1/4 mile to a 1/2 mile of heavy rail stops should be the modus operandi moving forward.

Ktown is making good use of its 3 Purple Line stops (and Vermont/Beverly will get in on the action someday, I hope).

blackcat23
Sep 28, 2016, 6:03 PM
New renderings for Pasadena's 100 West Walnut

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/pasadena1.jpg?itok=n8KhbKMZ (http://urbanize.la/post/more-renderings-emerge-100-west-walnut)

Doctorboffin
Sep 28, 2016, 6:06 PM
New renderings for Pasadena's 100 West Walnut

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/pasadena1.jpg?itok=n8KhbKMZ (http://urbanize.la/post/more-renderings-emerge-100-west-walnut)

I wish it was all red brick instead of the tan brick, but it look alright. Not Palmer at least.

blackcat23
Sep 29, 2016, 4:13 PM
First glimpse of two towers planned near Wilshire/Normandie Station

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/2_3.png?itok=ji-wluAl (http://urbanize.la/post/first-glimpse-3545-wilshire-project)

Doctorboffin
Sep 29, 2016, 4:57 PM
Ugh they are keeping the parking garage?

colemonkee
Sep 29, 2016, 6:20 PM
Gruen & Associates - listed as the architects in those elevation drawings - has some different renders on their web site (http://gruenassociates.com/project/3545-wilshire/). Scale and massing look to be the same, but overall design is different. I wonder which one is the most recent iteration of the design. Either way, if this is built, it looks like a 32-story, roughly 320 ft tall tower (though difficult to tell from the fonts in the elevations), if not taller. GREAT for that area and will stand out.

http://gruenassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/wil-01-1.jpg
Image Source: Gruen & Associates (http://gruenassociates.com/project/3545-wilshire/)

http://gruenassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/wil-03-1.jpg
Image Source: Gruen & Associates (http://gruenassociates.com/project/3545-wilshire/)

http://gruenassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/wil-02-1.jpg
Image Source: Gruen & Associates (http://gruenassociates.com/project/3545-wilshire/)

Quixote
Sep 29, 2016, 7:02 PM
Dang. Koreatown, Westlake, and City West seem to be really heating up.

Doctorboffin
Sep 29, 2016, 7:54 PM
^^Nice height, horrible design, and terrible parking garage. I wish they could just shove it or at lease part of it underground and put a park on top.

colemonkee
Sep 29, 2016, 8:07 PM
The parking garage doesn't bother me as much as it does other people as it's mid-block and is activated at ground level. So not as egregious from my point of view. As for design, it's not the greatest, but looks decent enough. Though I'd love to see renders of the elevations that blackcat posted.