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SoCalKid
Sep 29, 2016, 8:25 PM
So much going on in Koreatown. Would anyone be willing to create a development map for the area?

Also, didn't someone create on for Hollywood at one point? Is that up to date? Can someone post the link?

Jun
Sep 29, 2016, 9:44 PM
So much going on in Koreatown. Would anyone be willing to create a development map for the area?

Also, didn't someone create on for Hollywood at one point? Is that up to date? Can someone post the link?

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1CUSlQnxMm4Ang6A0plS4Au894Ek

blackcat23
Sep 30, 2016, 5:06 AM
Hollywood's Ametron Electronics to make way for mixed-use development

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/ammetron1.JPG?itok=poHnIXeb (http://urbanize.la/post/mixed-use-complex-slated-hollywoods-ametron-property)

LosAngelesSportsFan
Sep 30, 2016, 5:11 AM
i sincerely hope that by some miracle its 200 stories tall and "by right" and shaped like a middle finger

NativeOrange
Sep 30, 2016, 5:35 AM
i sincerely hope that by some miracle its 200 stories tall and "by right" and shaped like a middle finger

There are renderings in the article. Definitely not 200 stories haha (looks to be about 18?), but I completely agree. Any and all buildings within a block from AHF should be shaped like middle fingers.

blackcat23
Sep 30, 2016, 6:32 AM
11-story hotel planned in Hollywood

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/1600schraeder2.JPG?itok=Uz2WLow5 (http://urbanize.la/post/more-mid-rise-hotel-action-selma-avenue)

NativeOrange
Sep 30, 2016, 6:57 AM
11-story hotel planned in Hollywood

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/1600schraeder2.JPG?itok=Uz2WLow5 (http://urbanize.la/post/more-mid-rise-hotel-action-selma-avenue)

Seriously?!? I think we can confirm with 100% confidence that the fabled "end of cycle" is a completely farce.

In regards to the project, should be a pretty proportionate looking tower at 11 stories on the smaller sized lot. Hollywood is going to be a completely different place of all of this comes together.

colemonkee
Sep 30, 2016, 2:57 PM
Pretty sure the rendering for the Ametron Electronics site in blackcat's article is for the office tower, which is now off the table. I would expect a different design for the residential tower.

And I wouldn't be so quick to declare that the cycle isn't over - or that it's over, for that matter. If you remember 2007-2008, we had a flurry of proposals come in right before the bottom fell out - we're fawning over 2 of them in the Downtown Rundown thread right now - so just because we're seeing a lot of proposals doesn't mean the cycle is any weaker or stronger than anyone has predicted. What will determine the strength of the continuing cycle is the availability of construction lending, which could be affected by several macro trends over the next few months - the election, Fed rate hikes (or staying put), OPEC oil production caps, etc. - that could either weaken or strengthen developer's ability to obtain financing. So I wouldn't declare the cycle dead or alive and kicking just yet.

What's exciting - or concerning, depending on how you look at these trends - is that we're seeing a lot of serious interest in high-rise development all around the City of Los Angeles.

black_crow
Oct 1, 2016, 6:46 AM
:yuck:

http://www.wehoville.com/2016/09/30/opinion-lets-keep-fighting-8150-sunset-blvd/

I have been a resident of West Hollywood for the past 30 years. I live just south of Sunset Boulevard across the street from the Chateau Marmont, a historic and cultural landmark. Over the years our city has changed dramatically with the granting of too many development projects along our famed Sunset Boulevard (and elsewhere in the city). Now, the City of Los Angeles wants to make matters worse with another massive, out-of-scale project at one of the worst intersections in the city. At the base of Laurel Canyon, and at the “F-Rated” intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Crescent Heights, the proposed 8150 Sunset Boulevard project will jeopardize our quality of life...

NSMP
Oct 1, 2016, 1:55 PM
All the intersections are one of the worst intersections in the city. And didn't we drop Level of service?

black_crow
Oct 3, 2016, 3:02 AM
And I wouldn't be so quick to declare that the cycle isn't over - or that it's over, for that matter.
Sorry, but that's not correct.

Hunter was wrong with everything his year.
Wrong about the amount of towers that would break ground and very wrong about cancelled projects.
It was very wise that he slowed down because people were making fun of him a big time (not only here or online).

There is no end of the cycle and it is not like in 2007-2008 (not even close to that time).
That is the greatest construction boom ever and more towers are breaking ground.

Here is one of the reasons why that is just the start:

September 21, 2016

Real estate professionals confirm that the development process has been more efficient under the mayor’s leadership. Among the key changes industry insiders point to is the parallel design permitting process, implemented just a few months after he took office in 2013. This policy allows developers to design projects and consult with the Building Department simultaneously. Christopher Martin, the architect behind the Wilshire Grand tower, told TRD that this single change had streamlined the planning process and “put it into a form that’s user-friendly and attractive to investors.”

But the mayor doesn’t intend to stop there. He wants to rip up the city’s zoning rulebook — the beating heart that sustains urban development — in order to facilitate more housing construction. He has called L.A.’s 35 community plans and the general plan outdated (no argument from developers, there) and created a program to overhaul them in the next decade.


http://therealdeal.com/la/2016/09/21/mayor-eric-garcetti-and-the-building-boom/

Our population is growing every day.
We will see more high rise in places like Hollywood, the Art District and of course Downtown.
Metro will bring more light rail to L.A., LAX will be very different in a few years.

We will have new stadiums (imagine the construction boom in Inglewood) and maybe even Olympia.

Nothing is slowing down at all. We are living in one of the most vibrant cities in the world and that's the feedback I get from all the experts I spoke to.

SD_Phil
Oct 3, 2016, 3:05 AM
I'm pretty sure that what Colemonkee is saying is that this:

Hunter was wrong with everything his year.
Wrong about the amount of towers that would break ground and very wrong about cancelled projects.

And this:

There is no end of the cycle. That is the greatest construction boom ever.

Not only don't logically imply one another but that they're equally unsupported by evidence.

black_crow
Oct 3, 2016, 3:42 AM
I'm pretty sure that what Colemonkee is saying is that this:


And this:


Not only don't logically imply one another but that they're equally unsupported by evidence.
Unsupported by evidence? Please open your eyes.
Count the high rise.. do your homework and give me a real reason to answer to your posts.

Everything I said is very logical. It always was very logical.. that's why I proved Hunter wrong every time we wrote.
I talked to CEO's of projects like 5-OH and they confirmed to me that Hunter was wrong.

This is already the greatest construction boom ever and that boom is just starting.

SanDiegoGuy
Oct 3, 2016, 3:54 AM
I'm pretty sure that what Colemonkee is saying is that this:


And this:


Not only don't logically imply one another but that they're equally unsupported by evidence.
That is what Colemonkee is saying? :haha: I doubt it. He wasn't even online to read his post. So please don't come with logic.

Valyrian Steel
Oct 3, 2016, 5:02 AM
:yuck:

http://www.wehoville.com/2016/09/30/opinion-lets-keep-fighting-8150-sunset-blvd/

Poor guy. A big building is gonna ruin his life.

Doctorboffin
Oct 3, 2016, 1:17 PM
Poor guy. A big building is gonna ruin his life.

The worst part is that he will probably have a lot of people supporting his idiotic opinions.

blackcat23
Oct 4, 2016, 3:52 AM
Onni Group plans Hollywood tower

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/onni_0.JPG?itok=RYZV9Vp4 (http://urbanize.la/post/onni-group-plans-hollywood-tower)

Valyrian Steel
Oct 4, 2016, 4:05 AM
^ Holy hell. LA in general is on fire.

Easy
Oct 4, 2016, 4:44 AM
^ Holy hell. LA in general is on fire.

Seriously. I've lived in LA for 25 years and I've never seen anything remotely like what's going on now. There must be around 20,000 units under construction and another 20,000 proposed just in downtown and Koreatown. LA is being transformed and it's really overdue.

ChelseaFC
Oct 4, 2016, 5:08 AM
The sheer number of highrises that are going to rehape Hollywood's skyline is unprecedented. The new skyline will stretch from Yucca all the way to Fountain. Impressive.

For reference, this is what it looks like now: https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1005323,-118.3426265,141a,20y,90h,83.48t/data=!3m1!1e3

Wheeljack
Oct 4, 2016, 5:41 AM
Onni Group plans Hollywood tower

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/onni_0.JPG?itok=RYZV9Vp4 (http://urbanize.la/post/onni-group-plans-hollywood-tower)

At a height of 262 feet how many floors could that turn out to be?

Wally West
Oct 4, 2016, 5:54 AM
^ Holy hell. LA in general is on fire.

Agreed. I was going to post this in the DTLA thread but I'll say it here. I'm cynical as hell with these new proposals. It is really hard to believe. I'm worried about falling for another Metropolis-esque wait for a lot of new projects like new proposed towers in the Arts District or even the Crossroads of the World project. These things are just too good to be true.

King Kill 'em
Oct 4, 2016, 6:00 AM
The sheer number of highrises that are going to rehape Hollywood's skyline is unprecedented. The new skyline will stretch from Yucca all the way to Fountain. Impressive.

For reference, this is what it looks like now: https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1005323,-118.3426265,141a,20y,90h,83.48t/data=!3m1!1e3

Doesn't even include a complete Sunset/Gordon, Academy Square tower, and the new Netflix tower which have already recently helped stretch the skyline east to the 101.

Wilcal
Oct 4, 2016, 3:30 PM
The sheer number of highrises that are going to rehape Hollywood's skyline is unprecedented. The new skyline will stretch from Yucca all the way to Fountain. Impressive.

For reference, this is what it looks like now: https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1005323,-118.3426265,141a,20y,90h,83.48t/data=!3m1!1e3
Notice how many parking lots in this view. Apparently Hollywood, very much like downtown, was gutted in favor of parking space, probably starting in the late fifties up until fairly recent. Makes you wonder what was lost in this process.

LDVArch
Oct 4, 2016, 6:44 PM
Notice how many parking lots in this view. Apparently Hollywood, very much like downtown, was gutted in favor of parking space, probably starting in the late fifties up until fairly recent. Makes you wonder what was lost in this process.

You should be asking how much was gained.

How do you think LA became an art capital? What do you think artists saw in the city that was so unique?

Here is Chris Hawthorne on the subject vis-à-vis Ed Ruscha:

The notions about Los Angeles that animated and complicated Ruscha’s work in the early decades of his career — that this is a city of cars and smog and an abandoned civic realm — seem increasingly out of date. The surface parking lots that were mushrooming when Ruscha photographed them, for instance, colonizing bigger and bigger swaths of the city, are beginning to disappear, especially in parts of the city like downtown and Koreatown. I say this with all seriousness: We may soon need a preservation movement in Los Angeles in service of certain parking lots.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-ca-cm-ed-ruscha-de-young-20160921-snap-htmlstory.html

Wally West
Oct 4, 2016, 7:31 PM
You should be asking how much was gained.

How do you think LA became an art capital? What do you think artists saw in the city that was so unique?

Here is Chris Hawthorne on the subject vis-à-vis Ed Ruscha:

The notions about Los Angeles that animated and complicated Ruscha’s work in the early decades of his career — that this is a city of cars and smog and an abandoned civic realm — seem increasingly out of date. The surface parking lots that were mushrooming when Ruscha photographed them, for instance, colonizing bigger and bigger swaths of the city, are beginning to disappear, especially in parts of the city like downtown and Koreatown. I say this with all seriousness: We may soon need a preservation movement in Los Angeles in service of certain parking lots.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-ca-cm-ed-ruscha-de-young-20160921-snap-htmlstory.html

Thanks for sharing.

But LA would have likely become a city of art due to Hollywood. There's a lot of people who come to LA attempting to enter the competitive industry and that leaves LA with a lot of interesting characters who are inclined towards art.

Fuck parking lots.

caligrad
Oct 4, 2016, 7:54 PM
Agreed. I was going to post this in the DTLA thread but I'll say it here. I'm cynical as hell with these new proposals. It is really hard to believe. I'm worried about falling for another Metropolis-esque wait for a lot of new projects like new proposed towers in the Arts District or even the Crossroads of the World project. These things are just too good to be true.

I second that..... Like....is this really happening ???? :cheers:. Granted we all know to keep our guards up with our past disappointments, but even if a good chunk of these new proposals were to get done, I would be happy. :cheers:

plutonicpanda
Oct 5, 2016, 1:34 AM
Hello! Is there any timeline for the LA River project?

Wilcal
Oct 5, 2016, 2:17 AM
You should be asking how much was gained.

How do you think LA became an art capital? What do you think artists saw in the city that was so unique?

Here is Chris Hawthorne on the subject vis-à-vis Ed Ruscha:

The notions about Los Angeles that animated and complicated Ruscha’s work in the early decades of his career — that this is a city of cars and smog and an abandoned civic realm — seem increasingly out of date. The surface parking lots that were mushrooming when Ruscha photographed them, for instance, colonizing bigger and bigger swaths of the city, are beginning to disappear, especially in parts of the city like downtown and Koreatown. I say this with all seriousness: We may soon need a preservation movement in Los Angeles in service of certain parking lots.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-ca-cm-ed-ruscha-de-young-20160921-snap-htmlstory.html

You are kidding, aren't you? What about the smog, are we to preserve that also?

blackcat23
Oct 5, 2016, 4:55 PM
Neptune Marina redevelopment moving forward with Greystar

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/neptune%20marina.jpg?itok=ZMt2-Cqw (http://urbanize.la/post/neptune-marina-development-gets-back-track)

black_crow
Oct 5, 2016, 9:50 PM
Hello! Is there any timeline for the LA River project?
I guess there are many different timelines (for every part of the river)

You will find all information here:

http://lariver.org/

plutonicpanda
Oct 5, 2016, 11:11 PM
I guess there are many different timelines (for every part of the river)

You will find all information here:

http://lariver.org/Thank you. I live at Toluca Hills by Forest Lawn and Barham and don't have a car and it sucks how long it take to get to the Universal City Station redline but that wouldn't be as bad if they have a path along the LA River. I am in process of buying a new road bike though I'm trying to find the best store. That should cut my commute time down a lot but a new bike path along the LA River sure would be nice.

Jun
Oct 6, 2016, 12:00 AM
Thank you. I live at Toluca Hills by Forest Lawn and Barham and don't have a car and it sucks how long it take to get to the Universal City Station redline but that wouldn't be as bad if they have a path along the LA River. I am in process of buying a new road bike though I'm trying to find the best store. That should cut my commute time down a lot but a new bike path along the LA River sure would be nice.

Currently the river is getting worked on piecemeal, the overall vision is still in the planning stages

202_Cyclist
Oct 6, 2016, 2:12 AM
Thank you. I live at Toluca Hills by Forest Lawn and Barham and don't have a car and it sucks how long it take to get to the Universal City Station redline but that wouldn't be as bad if they have a path along the LA River. I am in process of buying a new road bike though I'm trying to find the best store. That should cut my commute time down a lot but a new bike path along the LA River sure would be nice.

If you are using the bike to commute, consider getting a cyclocross bike instead.

plutonicpanda
Oct 6, 2016, 5:54 AM
If you are using the bike to commute, consider getting a cyclocross bike instead.Thanks! I've been looking at a Specialized Crosstrail from Wheelworld in Culver City. Any experience with those? I will check out the cyclocross bikes.

King Kill 'em
Oct 8, 2016, 8:35 PM
More detailed plans for the Burbank Ikea replacement. 200 hotel rooms, 47,420 sq ft. restaurant/retail, and *drum roll* 1094 UNITS!!! Steven, maybe you want to report on this?

http://www.burbankca.gov/departments/community-development/planning/current-planning/noma

colemonkee
Oct 9, 2016, 5:01 PM
^ What's interesting there is that it includes a 15 story building with only 70 units. Could that be a typo, and it's actually a 5-story building?

King Kill 'em
Oct 9, 2016, 7:48 PM
^ What's interesting there is that it includes a 15 story building with only 70 units. Could that be a typo, and it's actually a 5-story building?

No. See 'Complete Plan Set Part 3'. 15 stories or 205' is the limit in Burbank. The rule is whichever is more restrictive is how large your building can be. This was the result of NIMBY appeasment in the early 90s after office towers were built in the Media District, measuring 34 and 22 stories. There were other silly rules implemented in the Media District Specific Plan in 1991 but the height limit applied to the whole city. Hopefully someday these are reversed.

Also this proposed building is 13 stories with only 40 units because they're all ~1200 sq. ft. 2 bedroom units. http://www.burbankca.gov/departments/community-development/planning/current-planning/screenland-drive-mixed-use-project

blackcat23
Oct 10, 2016, 4:11 PM
I have answered the call!


Fresh Renderings for the Burbank Town Center redevelopment

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/1_5.png?itok=_UJ4mH7T (http://urbanize.la/post/fresh-renderings-burbank-town-center)

Doctorboffin
Oct 10, 2016, 4:51 PM
^while I like the design I wish somewhere in LA they would try to make an urban development in the style of more eastern row houses.

blackcat23
Oct 10, 2016, 6:41 PM
14-story citizenM at Hollywood & Vine

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/vine_0_0.JPG?itok=K64J2srb (http://urbanize.la/post/details-emerge-citizenm-hotel-hollywood-vine)

Doctorboffin
Oct 10, 2016, 7:57 PM
^If Millennium Hollywood ever happens that building with be so densely packed in!

King Kill 'em
Oct 10, 2016, 8:12 PM
^while I like the design I wish somewhere in LA they would try to make an urban development in the style of more eastern row houses.

Same. Looking at recent urban development in different major cities across the country, I've noticed a lot of design trends vary by region. This project kind of breaks one of those trends with how one of the buildings uses a lot of brick. Brick is huge in Dallas which is where I think the developers of the project are headquartered. I know for sure they're in Texas but not 100% sure about Dallas.

JDRCRASH
Oct 10, 2016, 8:52 PM
^while I like the design I wish somewhere in LA they would try to make an urban development in the style of more eastern row houses.

The closest they've ever gotten to something like that in LA is those apartments off Beverly Blvd across the street from Belmont High.

ChargerCarl
Oct 10, 2016, 9:36 PM
I'd like to see more townhouses built in LA, but I don't think regulations/building codes allow for them in most places.

In general we just lack a lot of the smaller "fine grained" projects that other cities have. It's all large apartment buildings and high rises.

King Kill 'em
Oct 10, 2016, 9:47 PM
I'd like to see more townhouses built in LA, but I don't think regulations/building codes allow for them in most places.

In general we just lack a lot of the smaller "fine grained" projects that other cities have. It's all large apartment buildings and high rises.

especially when city planning is currently appeasing NIMBYs by adding even more regulation to small lot subdivisions.

If you want to see some good recent examples of townhomes, look at Melrose/Gramercy just east of Paramount studios, and Sherman/Hazeltine in Van Nuys, which are currently selling in the $400Ks.

NativeOrange
Oct 11, 2016, 11:03 PM
I know this is more related to transportation than projects, but it was posted in the transportation forum already and contains some encouraging details about a few of Metro's future projects.

Here is the news release from Metro:

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today announced that it has received an unsolicited proposal that provides a unique approach to fund and accelerate some of its mega projects included in Measure M – Metro’s November ballot measure.

The proposal was submitted by Parker Infrastructure Partners and centers around a concept that provides flexibility to fund projects in different stages of progress with the goal of accelerating and improving project delivery. While the contents of the proposal are confidential at this time, the approach offers a chance to deliver multiple Measure M projects sooner than anticipated. The Parker proposal has moved through phase one of Metro’s unsolicited proposal review process, and is now moving into the detailed proposal phase.

“This is exactly what we were hoping for when we put out our call to the industry last February to be our partners in innovation,” said Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington. “We are now seeing how the private sector responds when we empower them to do what they do best – optimize project delivery. This effort is totally market driven by the private sector, and our desire and intent is to rewrite the rules of strategic transportation infrastructure project delivery in LA County and this Country.”

Metro has been paving the way to consider different ways of delivering projects through innovative thinking – the impetus behind the agency’s first major industry forum, Transformation Through Transportation, in February 2016. That’s when Metro officials invited the private sector to bring the agency their ideas for helping Metro deliver projects sooner than they are scheduled.

“This is the first major capital infrastructure proposal to come our way since we rolled out our new unsolicited proposal policy last February,” said Joshua Schank, Metro’s Chief Innovation Officer. “We’ve received nearly 50 proposals on various levels and for different ideas, but this one is the most ambitious thus far.”

Metro has also received three other unsolicited proposals for specific Measure M projects; each is undergoing initial review to see if they have technical and financial merit. They include a proposal from ACS to accelerate the West Santa Ana Branch Light Rail Project through a public-private partnership (P3) financing model; and two proposals from Skanska – one to accelerate the West Santa Ana Branch Rail Project through a P3, and another to accelerate Phase 3 of the Purple Line Extension to UCLA and the Veterans Administration campus.

In Measure M, Metro identifies other projects that are potential P3 candidates including the Crenshaw Northern Extension to West Hollywood, the High Desert Multi-Purpose Corridor in the North County, the 710 South Corridor and the Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor.

“My desire is that these projects listed above be completed prior to our scheduled opening dates,” said Washington. “An example would be possibly completing the West Santa Ana Branch project by 2029.”

Metro is also reviewing a fourth proposal from Goldman Sachs to provide a regional network approach to develop and manage Metro’s High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes. Metro expects to receive additional unsolicited proposals for mega projects in the coming weeks.

All of these proposals are dependent on Metro having an additional funding stream to leverage private dollars, either through Measure M or some future funding that is identified.

Metro is implementing a “shovel ready” plan to bring key transportation projects to a shovel ready state in the event that previously unforeseen funding becomes available. Also, Metro recently named Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC, a recognized authority in the U.S. public-private partnership infrastructure market, to help Metro select the best delivery methods for advancing its major transportation projects in L.A. County.
Link: http://thesource.metro.net/2016/10/11/metro-receives-unsolicited-proposal-that-could-accelerate-several-measure-m-projects-four-additional-mega-project-proposals-under-review/

blackcat23
Oct 12, 2016, 4:26 AM
14-story condo/hotel tower planned next to Fonda Theatre

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/hwood1.JPG?itok=luoS1nrZ (http://urbanize.la/post/14-story-hotel-flank-hollywoods-fonda-theatre)

losangelesnative
Oct 12, 2016, 5:25 AM
Metro Bikeshare to expand to pasadena this summer:

http://la.curbed.com/2016/10/11/13250564/metro-bike-share-pasadena

plutonicpanda
Oct 12, 2016, 7:15 AM
Metro Bikeshare to expand to pasadena this summer:

http://la.curbed.com/2016/10/11/13250564/metro-bike-share-pasadenaWould like to see them expand to Hollywood. I always check out bikes and take them Hollywood BLVD and ride around there.

colemonkee
Oct 12, 2016, 1:43 PM
If the Fonda Theater block is developed as planned, that area will have seen quite the transformation. Kind of a shame that Blvd 6200 couldn't have been more dense.

blackcat23
Oct 12, 2016, 5:13 PM
More office space at Sunset Bronson Studios

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/cue3.jpg?itok=FAqM0mQX (http://urbanize.la/post/second-phase-sunset-bronson-studios-expansion-revealed)

blackcat23
Oct 14, 2016, 4:13 PM
Apartments, hotels, offices, retail and a sports/entertainment center to replace Westfield Promenade

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/2_19.JPG?itok=Vbfet86r (http://urbanize.la/post/whoa-mixed-use-development-replace-westfield-promenade)

bzcat
Oct 18, 2016, 12:01 AM
I have answered the call!


Fresh Renderings for the Burbank Town Center redevelopment

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/1_5.png?itok=_UJ4mH7T (http://urbanize.la/post/fresh-renderings-burbank-town-center)

I'm months behind on my SCP reading so forgive me for bumping a post from last page. But 70 units in a high rise condo? Jeebus... the HOA on that building is going to sail right past $1,500 a month. :koko:

user2468
Oct 18, 2016, 1:03 AM
Small Hollywood and North Hollywood update
6230 Yucca
https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8139/29765810404_578e09096d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MmiypE)IMG_20161017_145457 (https://flic.kr/p/MmiypE) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

Micropolitan at Chandler
https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8601/30279664422_3519b0032e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/N8HciG)IMG_20161017_142914 (https://flic.kr/p/N8HciG) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

Ikon North Hollywood
https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5683/30360127996_12dee3a1c8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NfPAjG)IMG_20161017_143115 (https://flic.kr/p/NfPAjG) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

blackcat23
Oct 18, 2016, 3:54 PM
From the last few days...

Senior Affordable Housing Planned near Blue Line

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/florence1.JPG?itok=AhCX9NtF (http://urbanize.la/post/senior-affordable-housing-planned-near-blue-line-station)

Santa Monica Proper Hotel breaks ground

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/01-5be2685c82a1523007504525fead9b2e.jpg?itok=EmqQknjh (http://urbanize.la/post/santa-monica-proper-hotel-begins-construction)

More condos in Santa Monica

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/1_38.jpg?itok=zovomM5S (http://urbanize.la/post/more-condos-come-santa-monica)

Westfield Promenade redevelopment unveiled

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/2_33.jpg?itok=buZ7VnZV (http://urbanize.la/post/westfield-promenade-redevelopment-unveiled)

New look for Playa Vista office building

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/1_39.jpg?itok=9NW_ImKx (http://urbanize.la/post/new-look-playa-vista-office-building)

ChargerCarl
Oct 18, 2016, 3:57 PM
Those Santa Monica apartments make me want to cry. Not that theres anything wrong with the project on its own, but that land is so under-utilized relative to demand.

Fuck NIMBYs

blackcat23
Oct 19, 2016, 4:21 PM
Caruso's 333 La Cienega moves forward

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/333lacienega4.jpg?itok=lbwN7TK0 (http://urbanize.la/post/proposed-tower-moves-forward-across-beverly-center)

ChelseaFC
Oct 19, 2016, 6:30 PM
All I know is that the San Vicente/La Cienega intersection is in absolutely awful shape. One of the worst in LA. It's literally falling apart, and I purposely plan my routes around it. Hope this project takes care of some of that.

bobbyv
Oct 19, 2016, 8:00 PM
All I know is that the San Vicente/La Cienega intersection is in absolutely awful shape. One of the worst in LA. It's literally falling apart, and I purposely plan my routes around it. Hope this project takes care of some of that.

Exaggeration much:rolleyes:

StethJeff
Oct 20, 2016, 12:01 AM
/\/\/\/\ yeah dude seriously. don't you get it, it's literally falling apart! :haha::haha::haha::haha:

blackcat23
Oct 21, 2016, 4:37 PM
LOHA-designed apartment building at Culver City STation

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/LOHA.jpg?itok=MfvSUDuk (http://urbanize.la/post/first-look-latest-culver-city-station-development)

blackcat23
Oct 25, 2016, 4:40 PM
108 apartments in MacArthur Park

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/parkview3.jpg?itok=jpVIQoOo (http://urbanize.la/post/first-look-108-unit-macarthur-park-development)

caligrad
Oct 25, 2016, 10:33 PM
^^^ It would look better without the random color....or maybe just one color.

Shoreline Gateway East to become Long Beach's tallest building

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/shorelineeast1.jpg?itok=lr7WgNDB (http://urbanize.la/post/35-story-tower-would-become-long-beachs-tallest-building)

Im going to sit this right here.. was going to respond on the LB thread but that page is dead 99% of the time.

This tower brings a smile to my face because Long Beach has a new mayor that is not kneeling down to the nimbys. The nimbys in Long Beach lately have been fighting anything thats taller than 5 floors and doesnt have a 2:1 ratio of parking for each new unit built which is INSANE. But there are a lot of great things coming out of Long Beach, not to mention the new civic center that possibly will have Long Beach new tallest after this one. LA county in general is ON FIRE (in a good way) and im hoping the momentum never stops *I know its wishful thinking but I can dream :slob:*.

ozone
Oct 26, 2016, 6:21 PM
What's going on with the 8150 Sunset Blvd project? Looks like it's getting a lot of blowback and if it ever does get built will be significantly reduced in height/scale.

NativeOrange
Oct 26, 2016, 6:35 PM
What's going on with the 8150 Sunset Blvd project? Looks like it's getting a lot of blowback and if it ever does get built will be significantly reduced in height/scale.

It did get scaled down as of yesterday. I wouldn't say it was significant though, only 20 units.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-frank-gehry-approval-20161025-snap-story.html

ozone
Oct 26, 2016, 6:43 PM
It did get scaled down as of yesterday. I wouldn't say it was significant though, only 20 units.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-frank-gehry-approval-20161025-snap-story.html

Oh really? That's good because what I was reading made it seem like it wasn't going to go forward without major reduction. I know some people are fans of Gehry but I like it and hope it gets built.

colemonkee
Oct 26, 2016, 7:55 PM
It's not an insignificant scaling down: they lopped off 56 ft, which is the equivalent of 5 stories, from the taller of 2 towers. So it goes from 234 ft. to 178 ft. Still, if the design is good, it should be a great visual addition to Sunset, and when driving up or down Crescent Heights.

Illithid Dude
Oct 26, 2016, 9:15 PM
While I'm not thrilled about any project being downscaled, I can live with a 50 foot decrease, especially if the overall project ends up still being of a comparatively high quality.

King Kill 'em
Oct 26, 2016, 9:34 PM
It's because of that damn NIMBY appeaser David Ryu.

blackcat23
Oct 26, 2016, 10:48 PM
Latest K-Town Tower revealed

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/galleria1.png?itok=juuHLjtJ (http://urbanize.la/post/latest-k-town-tower-unveiled)

Illithid Dude
Oct 26, 2016, 11:05 PM
A horrifically ugly design but I can't hate on the density, nor the affect the tower will have on the overall urbanity of Koreatown. But seriously, what's up with that circle on top of the tower?

LosAngelesSportsFan
Oct 26, 2016, 11:48 PM
8 story parking podium and an atrocious halo... wtf.

colemonkee
Oct 27, 2016, 12:04 AM
Why they didn't apply to re-zone the entire site and re-site the tower in the middle of the block to create some view corridors is beyond me.

King Kill 'em
Oct 27, 2016, 12:22 AM
Why they didn't apply to re-zone the entire site and re-site the tower in the middle of the block to create some view corridors is beyond me.

Probably because of the threat of the NII passing

Doctorboffin
Oct 27, 2016, 2:28 AM
The halo is the only part I like. Oh well, it could be worse I guess...

King Kill 'em
Oct 27, 2016, 5:31 PM
It could be a pretty neat design if it weren't for the podium messing up the flow.

losangelesnative
Oct 27, 2016, 5:58 PM
Metro receives three more proposals:

http://thesource.metro.net/2016/10/27/metro-receives-three-more-unsolicited-proposals-for-measure-m-projects/

The Illusive Man
Oct 27, 2016, 7:07 PM
I actually like the tower. It's decent enough. What's wrong with the halo? I like it. It's different at least.

hotwheels
Oct 27, 2016, 8:05 PM
Herzog & de Meuron Unveil Mixed-Use Scheme for Los Angeles' Arts District
(http://skyrisecities.com/news/2016/09/herzog-de-meuron-unveil-mixed-use-scheme-los-angeles-arts-district)
Based in Irvine, California, property developer SunCal is looking to make a big splash in Downtown Los Angeles with their newly unveiled mixed-use scheme in the Arts District. Named 6AM, an acronym representing its location on 6th Street between Alameda and Mill Streets, the 14.5-acre site currently occupied by industrial warehouses would give rise to a 2.8-million-square-foot, $2 billion development designed by Herzog & de Meuron.

Tunnel Boring Machine Completes First Journey for Crenshaw/LAX Line
(http://skyrisecities.com/news/2016/10/tunnel-boring-machine-completes-first-journey-crenshawlax-line)
A tunnel boring machine (TBM) drilling the twin tunnels for Los Angeles' Crenshaw/LAX Line is living up to its name. Christened 'Harriet' after the trailblazing abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman, the massive machine has done some trailblazing of its own, completing excavation for the first tunnel of the line's northern underground portion at Leimart Park Station. The TBM will now be dismantled, transported back to its originating point at Expo/Crenshaw, lowered into the ground once again, reassembled, and begin drilling the remaining tunnel along the same route.

user2468
Oct 31, 2016, 7:15 AM
Taken today.

1313 Sunset
https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5714/30042520643_59615fb70a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MLKLHR)IMG_20161030_125747 (https://flic.kr/p/MLKLHR) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

Southeast corner of Western and James M. Wood
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5561/30587859641_99bf0f4656_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NAWM1n)IMG_20161030_153401 (https://flic.kr/p/NAWM1n) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5751/30587862111_f4c57b1e0a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NAWMJX)IMG_20161030_153431 (https://flic.kr/p/NAWMJX) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

colemonkee
Oct 31, 2016, 2:33 PM
^ Love getting updates on some of these smaller projects. On that topic, I drove by 3033 Wilshire last night (sorry, no pictures) and at least at night it looks really good. The top floor was all lit up and the tower looks more or less done. Would love to see it during the day, but first impression was that it's a great addition to the neighborhood.

blackcat23
Oct 31, 2016, 5:50 PM
East Hollywood's Paseo Plaza quietly takes a step forward

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/paseo.jpg?itok=C5eDjHVM (http://urbanize.la/post/paseo-plaza-finally-moving-forward)

LosAngelesSportsFan
Oct 31, 2016, 6:26 PM
^ Love getting updates on some of these smaller projects. On that topic, I drove by 3033 Wilshire last night (sorry, no pictures) and at least at night it looks really good. The top floor was all lit up and the tower looks more or less done. Would love to see it during the day, but first impression was that it's a great addition to the neighborhood.

Absolutely. I drove by the other night and i agree 100%. Fantastic looking infill

bobbyv
Nov 2, 2016, 1:54 AM
From the LA TIMES:
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-frank-gehry-project-20161101-story.html

ozone
Nov 2, 2016, 5:28 AM
From the LA TIMES:
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-frank-gehry-project-20161101-story.html

I'm very happy about this. :)

blackcat23
Nov 2, 2016, 6:58 PM
Apartments planned near Orange Line

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/warner.JPG?itok=daYaorxd (http://urbanize.la/post/residential-retail-development-planned-near-orange-line)

bobbyv
Nov 3, 2016, 7:28 PM
Interesting idea from LAtimes about the Wilshire corridor:

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/livable-city/la-ol-thom-mayne-climate-change-density-newhall-ranch-20161103-story.html

caligrad
Nov 5, 2016, 3:50 AM
^^^ The interesting thing about that article is the fact that they are focused on densifying the Wilshire Corridor and adding huge towers in Santa Monica (Not a chance in hell of that happening) but they leave downtown nearly the same size it is now....

Why spread out a million people along a 14 mile stretch of road when the downtown loop could easily support 2-3 million people with adequate density and transit..... Not to mention developers will face less opposition downtown rather than always fighting Nimbys west of Korea Town.

user2468
Nov 6, 2016, 4:25 AM
Domain West Hollywood (7141 Santa Monica Blvd), with the Dylan on the right, which completed earlier this decade.
https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5338/30765427756_05b969bf5b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NSCRPA)IMG_20161105_155932 (https://flic.kr/p/NSCRPA) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5504/30166709913_e7258af7fe_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MXJgSa)IMG_20161105_160032 (https://flic.kr/p/MXJgSa) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

3060 W Olympic Blvd, in Koreatown.
https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5767/30166763603_7954dfd34c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MXJxPR)IMG_20161105_130615 (https://flic.kr/p/MXJxPR) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

One of the numerous smaller-sized Koreatown developments, located just off Olympic and Normandie (978 S Mariposa Ave).
https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5643/30166768163_03a7db1370_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MXJzbt)IMG_20161105_131105 (https://flic.kr/p/MXJzbt) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

King Kill 'em
Nov 6, 2016, 5:25 AM
I was just in Koreatown and Hollywood tonight. In Hollywood there's the 18 story residential highrise that broke ground a few months ago and it's moving fast. It's already on the second floor. There's also that townhome development on Cahuenga just north of the 101. It's finished wood framing. In Koreatown I saw that awful block long 7 story project at Wilshire/Hobart. It's only just beginning wood framing despite breaking ground over a year ago. Then there's this project I like on Kingsley which looks like it will begin wood framing soon. http://urbanize.la/post/multifamily-development-breaks-ground-koreatown

user2468
Nov 6, 2016, 6:04 PM
Speaking of 6230 Yucca in Hollywood, I forgot that I snapped a photo of it this past Thursday.
https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5474/30770423316_685dccf94b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NT5sPW)6230 Yucca Street (11/03/2016) (https://flic.kr/p/NT5sPW) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

ozone
Nov 6, 2016, 7:30 PM
I was just in Koreatown and Hollywood tonight. In Hollywood there's the 18 story residential highrise that broke ground a few months ago and it's moving fast. It's already on the second floor.

LOL you are kill'n me. :haha: ..er... unless you were not trying to make a joke.

user2468
Nov 7, 2016, 4:19 AM
Eastown Phase II
https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5631/30194275624_b8ec4cc21e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/N1ayc3)IMG_20161106_132206 (https://flic.kr/p/N1ayc3) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

Unknown development on the northeast corner of Romaine Street and Sycamore Avenue, on the Hollywood/West Hollywood border. Anyone have any info on this one?
https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5686/30789532346_510d67d130_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NULpgY)IMG_20161106_125045 (https://flic.kr/p/NULpgY) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

blackcat23
Nov 7, 2016, 7:01 PM
11-story office building on the Culver City/Playa Vista border

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/entrada1.png?itok=Nr31CufL (http://urbanize.la/post/new-look-proposed-culver-city-office-building)

ChargerCarl
Nov 12, 2016, 9:43 PM
Crazy NIMBY dude who believes building housing causes homelessness and that umbrellas cause rain running for city city council:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-hollywood-activist-city-council-election-20161111-story.html

Steve8263
Nov 14, 2016, 6:14 PM
The former House of Blues site on Sunset continues to sit lifeless unfortunately. However I did find what might be updated renders. Let's hope this thing gets going soon-

http://www.aecom.com/projects/sunset-time/

http://www.aecom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Hotel-Sunset-Render-EA-e1444681646367-978x531.jpg

http://www.aecom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Condo-Olive-Render-EA-e1444681679538-978x531.jpg

blackcat23
Nov 14, 2016, 6:22 PM
K-Town's Abbey building goes residential

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/Jamison%20Debuts%20The%20Abbey.jpg?itok=Y5HhIcQM (http://urbanize.la/post/1920s-koreatown-landmark-becomes-apartments)

user2468
Nov 14, 2016, 8:07 PM
Some photos that I took over the weekend.
Glendale: The following developments have yet to mentioned on this forum.
Taken from the intersection of Central and Colorado while on the bus. Mind the dirty glass.
https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5451/30934319676_12e7fa3530_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/P8ytvf)124 W. Colorado Street - 11/11/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/P8ytvf) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

Taken from quite a distance, this project sits next to the Glendale/Atwater village border. More information on this site: http://www.millcreekplaces.com/portfolio/the-griffith-apartments-in-glendale-california
https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5605/30668219930_cd9740ca0f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NJ3DjA)435 W. Los Feliz Road (The Griffith) - 11/11/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/NJ3DjA) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

Wilshire Boulevard Projects:
This building has been undergoing renovation for a while. Scaffolding has been removed from the front, while some remains in the rear.
https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5551/30881461351_da1cdd2194_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/P3TyyP)616 S. Normandie Avenue (Wilshire Towers) #1 - 11/11/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/P3TyyP) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5509/30969672105_9318736c93_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PbFExT)616 S. Normandie Avenue (Wilshire Towers) #2 - 11/11/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/PbFExT) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5458/30935534736_7f8ae3e748_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/P8EGGy)616 S. Normandie Avenue (Wilshire Towers) #3 - 11/11/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/P8EGGy) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

3640 Wilshire
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5750/30969665865_f76f660b5b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PbFCGi)3640 Wilshire Boulevard (Wilshire and Harvard) #1 - 11/11/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/PbFCGi) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5804/30934304706_981100ef56_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/P8yp49)3640 Wilshire Boulevard (Wilshire and Harvard) #2 - 11/11/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/P8yp49) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5328/30853383292_d5e5bd1324_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/P1pDWm)3640 Wilshire Boulevard (Wilshire and Harvard) #3 - 11/11/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/P1pDWm) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

3670 Wilshire
https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5584/30668194490_e6fdb4dd55_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NJ3vKY)3670 Wilshire Boulevard (The Pearl on Wilshire) #1 - 11/11/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/NJ3vKY) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5678/30969653635_2affb582bf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PbFz4r)3670 Wilshire Boulevard (The Pearl on Wilshire) #2 - 11/11/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/PbFz4r) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

Wilshire and Crescent Heights
https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5500/30853375322_e2c0f9c87a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/P1pByW)6245 Wilshire Boulevard (Wilshire and Crescent Heights) - 11/12/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/P1pByW) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

bobbyv
Nov 14, 2016, 9:03 PM
Not sure if this has been mentioned:
http://la.curbed.com/2016/11/13/13618180/hotel-hollywood-selma-wilcox-new-plan-development