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blackcat23
Nov 15, 2016, 5:13 PM
Fresh renderings for the Sunset Time

Kudos to Brandon/Soup or Man for hunting them down.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/sunsettime.jpg?itok=gERFvfz9 (http://urbanize.la/post/fresh-renderings-sunset-time-hotel)

mousquet
Nov 15, 2016, 5:39 PM
mm... It's not bad, but I'm just wondering what the House of Blues was in Hollywood. If anything artsy and culturally significant, not sure it's worth demolishing it for this thing showing off Louis Vuitton's sexual fetish for female domination, huh.

ChargerCarl
Nov 15, 2016, 7:09 PM
It sucks that we keep losing music venues in hollywood, but the only solution is to allow more commercial space to be built to keep rents low enough for them to operate profitably.

JerellO
Nov 16, 2016, 4:11 AM
It sucks that we keep losing music venues in hollywood, but the only solution is to allow more commercial space to be built to keep rents low enough for them to operate profitably.

House of Blues should move to downtown :)

blackcat23
Nov 16, 2016, 4:57 PM
Work wraps up at 3033 Wilshire

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140wb/public/field/image/3033%20Wilshire%20by%20Hunter%20Kerhart%203.jpg?itok=2MjrAh1r (http://urbanize.la/post/rendering-vs-reality-udrs-3033-wilshire-tower)

BrandonJXN
Nov 16, 2016, 5:01 PM
^ I like it.

colemonkee
Nov 16, 2016, 5:27 PM
Damn, Hunter! That looks like a rendering. Great work! And the tower's not half bad either.

ozone
Nov 16, 2016, 8:08 PM
mm... It's not bad, but I'm just wondering what the House of Blues was in Hollywood. If anything artsy and culturally significant, not sure it's worth demolishing it for this thing showing off Louis Vuitton's sexual fetish for female domination, huh.

There was nothing "artsy" really "culturally significant" about the House of Blues. It's a just one of those '90s celebrity-backed chains and the building itself was designed to resemble a back country road house in the Deep South. Much prefer people living there despite the generic upscale retail chain. But I'm still having a hard time picturing the building where the HOB was for some reason.

202_Cyclist
Nov 16, 2016, 11:02 PM
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StethJeff
Nov 17, 2016, 1:11 AM
There was nothing "artsy" really "culturally significant" about the House of Blues. It's a just one of those '90s celebrity-backed chains and the building itself was designed to resemble a back country road house in the Deep South. Much prefer people living there despite the generic upscale retail chain. But I'm still having a hard time picturing the building where the HOB was for some reason.

An unpopular assessment that I'm sure only a few of us share. There are plenty of places in Hollywood (and LA in general) that are worth saving but HOB certainly wasn't one of them. It's one of many examples where I feel the preservation bleeding hearts go a bit overboard. It isn't unique, architecturally relevant, historic, important, iconic, nothing. There's another one in Anaheim. And in several other tourist trap holes. Knock yourselves out.

WestCoastSupertall
Nov 17, 2016, 1:12 AM
I like 3033 Wilshire. Not glamorous but good, solid infill near transit. :)

Quixote
Nov 17, 2016, 1:47 AM
I bet neighbors will be psyched the next first lady is on the side of that building...

That's Jennifer Lopez in an LV campaign that's well over 10 years old.

202_Cyclist
Nov 17, 2016, 2:15 AM
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ozone
Nov 17, 2016, 4:38 PM
An unpopular assessment that I'm sure only a few of us share. There are plenty of places in Hollywood (and LA in general) that are worth saving but HOB certainly wasn't one of them. It's one of many examples where I feel the preservation bleeding hearts go a bit overboard. It isn't unique, architecturally relevant, historic, important, iconic, nothing. There's another one in Anaheim. And in several other tourist trap holes. Knock yourselves out.

Was there a major opposition to HOB demise by preservationists? I don't recall seeing that. These groups are usually made up of two types: Nostalgic driven folks who genuinely want to preserve the past often no matter the value a building actually has or its replacement will have. The other is driven by personal gain and they only pretend to be preservationists in order to stop a particular project or development in general. But I'm not going badmouth all preservationists since we owe them a great deal for saving many landmarks that our cities would be poorer without. They also tried and failed to preserve buildings that we now regret are lost.

Steve8263
Nov 17, 2016, 5:34 PM
Drove past the 9900 Wilshire/ Wanda Group project yesterday. Interestingly, one of the gates was open with live humans and digging equipment inside. My guess is they were doing some utility work or similar. Could be close to starting up now that they have approvals from the city of Beverly Hills.

http://therealdeal.com/la/2016/11/10/wandas-beverly-hills-project-crosses-city-council-hurdle-with-record-breaking-60m-development-agreement/

losangelesnative
Nov 17, 2016, 6:05 PM
Rams officially break ground on new stadium

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/11/17/nfl-rams-to-break-ground-on-inglewood-stadium/

blackcat23
Nov 18, 2016, 8:21 PM
First look at Hollywood & Gower

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/gower1.png?itok=uEUyZp6u (http://urbanize.la/post/first-look-resurrected-hollywood-gower-development)

bobbyv
Nov 19, 2016, 4:26 AM
Does anyone have any info on this?

http://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/pba/3rdandBroadwayProject/images/3rdandBroadwayRendering.jpg
http://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/pba/3rdandBroadwayProject/3rdandBroadwayDevelopmentProject.asp

ChelseaFC
Nov 21, 2016, 4:28 PM
Looks like groundbreaking for the new Bradley West satellite terminal is imminent. LAX released a new video for the new 12-gate addition that is expected to be ready in late 2019.

L-YenoF-RD8


ALSO, LA 2024 also released a new venue plan video

OZ9HipBZcA4

blackcat23
Nov 21, 2016, 5:26 PM
Rendering revealed for Modera Argyle

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/moderaargyle.png?itok=PcOvkH1D (http://urbanize.la/post/first-look-hollywoods-modera-argyle)

Doctorboffin
Nov 22, 2016, 4:03 AM
^^I really doubt LA is going to get the Olympics after Trump winning.

I am not making a rag on Trump or saying it would be his fault per say, but I think the international community is at such odds with him and the US right now that LA getting it would blow me away. It just seems really unlikely now.

ChargerCarl
Nov 22, 2016, 4:07 AM
Why not? Have you seen who's running for president in France?

Eightball
Nov 22, 2016, 4:13 AM
^^^ exactly. Plus, he may not even win re-election, and even if he does, 2024 would be his final year.

ChargerCarl
Nov 22, 2016, 4:15 AM
I read that the IOC loves Trump anyways.

Doctorboffin
Nov 22, 2016, 4:31 AM
^^The choice would be before 2024 and even before he is reelected or not.

^Really? That surprises me. but what to I know.

I just feel like his more nationalistic ideals and the general dislike of him in the international community could really hurt LA's chances. I have already heard buzz of some companies expressing interest in leaving the US, so I am just paranoid about the games.

Quixote
Nov 22, 2016, 4:38 AM
L.A. still the favorite for Olympics after Trump's election, experts say

http://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2016/11/14/la-still-the-favorite-for-olympics-despite-trump.html

Doctorboffin
Nov 22, 2016, 4:52 AM
^Heck yeah! I redact all my paranoia.

blackcat23
Nov 23, 2016, 6:29 AM
10-story hotel + residential building in Koreatown

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/ktown_1.JPG?itok=ohA-JjpZ (http://urbanize.la/post/10-story-hotel-and-residential-building-planned-k-town)

a very long weekend
Nov 23, 2016, 8:02 AM
L.A. still the favorite for Olympics after Trump's election, experts say

http://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2016/11/14/la-still-the-favorite-for-olympics-despite-trump.html

nobody credible believes that LA is the frontrunner over paris. and trump has a huge impact, how can't he? imagine you're an IOC member with a nominal level of accountability to your home country, even if you as an elite laugh at and ignore trump (and aren't affected by his presidency), think about the hundreds of millions (or even billions) who now see the US as having taken a sharp turn to the xenophobic and weird.

the IOC members will be minimally cognizant of this, especially in europe and latin america. paris was already the front-runner. i hate to say it, because i really want the olympics in LA, but it's dead.

still, we should continue on as if there's a chance, so that the money keeps flowing to transit until it's confirmed.

hughfb3
Nov 23, 2016, 3:31 PM
Wow!! Thanks ChelseaFC for those videos. The Olympics are going to be beautiful... And LAX... Gotta make sure I do more international travel so I can go through there.

To those that feel Trump is a threat to the U.S. Olympics, pay attention to also what's happening in France, they have been dealing with the effects of the refugee crisis and are also in many ways in the same space as America and are on the verge of also electing Marine Le Pen, who is running on the same platform as Trump with Far right anti immigration policies. But that's a political discussion for another time.

I'm excited for when the USOC unleashes it's not so secret weapon into the mix with the new Inglewood Stadium. I feel like they are going to wait till the end for this announcement when other cities stadiums are set in stone. Then BAM!!!! No one can turn that baby down

ocman
Nov 23, 2016, 3:45 PM
nobody credible believes that LA is the frontrunner over paris. and trump has a huge impact, how can't he? imagine you're an IOC member with a nominal level of accountability to your home country, even if you as an elite laugh at and ignore trump (and aren't affected by his presidency), think about the hundreds of millions (or even billions) who now see the US as having taken a sharp turn to the xenophobic and weird.

the IOC members will be minimally cognizant of this, especially in europe and latin america. paris was already the front-runner. i hate to say it, because i really want the olympics in LA, but it's dead.

still, we should continue on as if there's a chance, so that the money keeps flowing to transit until it's confirmed.


If you remember the bid for 2012, it's hard not to believe the IOC is waiting to coronate Paris. Paris was gutted when they were rejected for London. They were expected to win after having bid 3 times in recent years going on 4 with this round. The IOC isn't going to slap them across the face again. LA can shake off a loss, but Paris will see it as a crisis. For political reasons, the IOC is going be expected to give it to Paris.

BrandonJXN
Nov 23, 2016, 4:22 PM
I don't think at all that Trump being president effects LA's Olympic bid. Bush was president during the 2002 Salt Lake Games. Granted he was maybe a year into his administration. Plus Hitler was Chancellor of Germany during the 1936 Berlin so that should tell you something about the IOC and how they work. Plus, I personally think that Trump will be a one term president so he would be out of office come 2021.

LosAngelesSportsFan
Nov 23, 2016, 4:31 PM
nobody credible believes that LA is the frontrunner over paris. and trump has a huge impact, how can't he? imagine you're an IOC member with a nominal level of accountability to your home country, even if you as an elite laugh at and ignore trump (and aren't affected by his presidency), think about the hundreds of millions (or even billions) who now see the US as having taken a sharp turn to the xenophobic and weird.

the IOC members will be minimally cognizant of this, especially in europe and latin america. paris was already the front-runner. i hate to say it, because i really want the olympics in LA, but it's dead.

still, we should continue on as if there's a chance, so that the money keeps flowing to transit until it's confirmed.

Except, you're wrong. LA is the favorite based on most betting sites. Best bid, most innovative, and least expensive. Also, have you seen who France is about to elect? Makes trump look like a choir boy

caligrad
Nov 23, 2016, 5:30 PM
^^^ Yup.

nobody credible believes that LA is the frontrunner over paris. and trump has a huge impact, how can't he? imagine you're an IOC member with a nominal level of accountability to your home country, even if you as an elite laugh at and ignore trump (and aren't affected by his presidency), think about the hundreds of millions (or even billions) who now see the US as having taken a sharp turn to the xenophobic and weird.

the IOC members will be minimally cognizant of this, especially in europe and latin america. paris was already the front-runner. i hate to say it, because i really want the olympics in LA, but it's dead.

still, we should continue on as if there's a chance, so that the money keeps flowing to transit until it's confirmed.

I have to agree with LAsportsfan and the others. It really doesn't matter at this point. the IOC isn't that respectable (as we've seen in previous years) to take politics, prestige and special events (50 year-100 year anniversaries) into consideration when making their decisions.

Russia has hosted, most governments despise Putins way of doing things BUT that didn't stop the IOC from giving it to him. China has hosted and is about to host again...Most of South East Asian is fed up with China, Horrible trade deals, militarizing the south china sea, HORRIBLE Humans rights records all while China gives a big middle finger the U.N. with a smile on their face.....yet they are being allowed to host.

The point is.... the IOC isn't that organization that cares about ANYTHING that affects the masses, its all about internal politics with them. Trump is just a drop in the bucket, the election is over, lets move on from it. Its nothing new, most of Europe is going through the same thing we are, especially with the refugee crisis.... Reason why Brexit happened and France is about to elect someone that's has equally, if not more, radical political views than our current prez elect and Germanys Angela Merkel will most likely get the boot soon.

Yeah the media keeps saying how the world hates us because of who was elected.... But they intentionally forget to mention the billions that also applauded the outcome. 2 weeks later, I'm seriously over it being a topic of discussion.

bobcat
Nov 23, 2016, 7:20 PM
I don't know if LA is the favorite, but agree that Trump will have little to no relevance to the success of LA's Olympic bid. NBC's multi-billion dollar sponsorship deal all but guaranteed that the summer games will be returning to the US by 2032, regardless of who is the President. With the growing number of countries hesitant to host the games the IOC is far more concerned about their own future than US politics.

StethJeff
Nov 23, 2016, 7:37 PM
After Trump, Brexit, and the FARC agreement, I find people's overconfident pure guesses passed as fact to be completely comical. Y'all need to settle down.

Wally West
Nov 23, 2016, 7:44 PM
After Trump, Brexit, and the FARC agreement, I find people's overconfident pure guesses passed as fact to be completely comical. Y'all need to settle down.

Yep. Can this thread just ignore the baseless Trump/IOC talk? It doesn't seem productive at all.

Illithid Dude
Nov 24, 2016, 12:32 AM
If the Olympic Committee doesn't care about one thing, it's how democratic the government of the host country is. Hell, they've had Olympics in Authoritarian Russia, the USSR, Nazi Fuckin' Germany, let alone Rio which is more or less a 3rd World Country. The Political climate of the US will have very little bearing on the Olympic Committee's selection.

ChelseaFC
Nov 24, 2016, 5:06 AM
Yep. Can this thread just ignore the baseless Trump/IOC talk? It doesn't seem productive at all.

Ditto. It can only devolve from here.

King Kill 'em
Nov 24, 2016, 6:41 AM
Plus, I personally think that Trump will be a one term president so he would be out of office come 2021.

Never doubt the stupidity of the American people.

King Kill 'em
Nov 26, 2016, 5:37 PM
small lot project

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5481/31100575762_66e1a56f4f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PofzDu)DSC_0561 (https://flic.kr/p/PofzDu) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

affordable housing project

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5641/31100553262_8cbeb026a8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PofsXy)DSC_0563 (https://flic.kr/p/PofsXy) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5802/31244551165_ec127198d5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PAYuw2)DSC_0564 (https://flic.kr/p/PAYuw2) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Echo Park midrise

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5651/31244540425_46dfa5c059_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PAYrjR)DSC_0569 (https://flic.kr/p/PAYrjR) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Glendale

https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5655/31130203351_a32c85026d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PqSqTZ)DSC_0565 (https://flic.kr/p/PqSqTZ) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Boyle Heights affordable housing

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5802/31100521352_9bcaea4abc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Pofito)DSC_0574 (https://flic.kr/p/Pofito) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Westlake midrise

https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5811/31130010291_301c81b634_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PqRrvn)DSC_0600 (https://flic.kr/p/PqRrvn) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

2 westlake complexes u/c

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5755/31244186365_111f74b2f9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PAWC5n)DSC_0609 (https://flic.kr/p/PAWC5n) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

that midrise with target

https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5822/31100238012_7423ce6ee7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PodRfd)DSC_0606 (https://flic.kr/p/PodRfd) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5677/31208312206_a0de8b75d6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PxLKWo)DSC_0605 (https://flic.kr/p/PxLKWo) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

some of these you've got to look around a little bit to find wood frame construction going up.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5815/31244249355_c37312b18f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PAWWNp)DSC_0602 (https://flic.kr/p/PAWWNp) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5722/31100191772_fa34355bf7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PodBuY)DSC_0613 (https://flic.kr/p/PodBuY) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5806/30436458313_c2b29bfe36_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NnyNED)DSC_0611 (https://flic.kr/p/NnyNED) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5346/31244176975_15921c0fa4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PAWzht)DSC_0629 (https://flic.kr/p/PAWzht) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5752/30422769004_16d4e98d8a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NmmDj5)DSC_0628 (https://flic.kr/p/NmmDj5) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5761/31244161565_316671bcf0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PAWuGM)DSC_0620 (https://flic.kr/p/PAWuGM) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5560/30876421050_3fc81ff2b8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/P3rJg5)DSC_0630 (https://flic.kr/p/P3rJg5) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5669/30422734854_ced151c64c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Nmmtah)DSC_0616 (https://flic.kr/p/Nmmtah) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5591/30876390840_3b5d8c3063_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/P3rzhd)DSC_0640 (https://flic.kr/p/P3rzhd) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5809/30436365293_52df59d564_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Nnyk1R)DSC_0639 (https://flic.kr/p/Nnyk1R) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5610/30436353713_793481f9d1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Nnygzc)DSC_0636 (https://flic.kr/p/Nnygzc) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5502/30876366350_c35d3c6680_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/P3rrZY)DSC_0635 (https://flic.kr/p/P3rrZY) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5758/31129704101_45c10c574d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PqPSue)DSC_0634 (https://flic.kr/p/PqPSue) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

SoCalKid
Nov 27, 2016, 6:26 PM
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bobcat
Nov 30, 2016, 11:29 PM
The Marciano Bros museum at the Masonic Temple will be opening to the public next spring with no admission charge. Very excited that LA is getting yet another free art museum!

http://la.curbed.com/2016/11/30/13793582/marciano-brothers-museum-masonic-temple-spring-2017

BrandonJXN
Dec 2, 2016, 4:58 PM
The LA Stadium is clearly underway.

http://i.imgur.com/reSrNZU.jpg
https://www.instagram.com/cptkirk399/

BrandonJXN
Dec 2, 2016, 10:26 PM
^ Speaking of that...LA Chargers anyone?

http://laist.com/2016/12/02/chargers_likely_move_la.php

bzcat
Dec 6, 2016, 1:36 AM
^ Speaking of that...LA Chargers anyone?

http://laist.com/2016/12/02/chargers_likely_move_la.php

They would be stupid to not move here and let the Raiders take the spot

hughfb3
Dec 6, 2016, 5:24 AM
BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS King Killem!! Thank you for sharing. This new Related building in Hollywoood is going up fast now. Looking good

They would be stupid to not move here and let the Raiders take the spot

What would also be stupid of the NFL would be to leave the 8th largest city in America unattended with a stadium that functions perfectly fine. Raiders and Rams makes more sense. It rolls off the tongue Raid and Ram, and they both have decades of history in LA. Chargers and Rams... doesnt roll as well, and the Chargers would have to rebrand because Rams and Chargers colors are too similar.

losangelesnative
Dec 6, 2016, 7:13 PM
Protected bike lanes coming to Lankershim:

http://la.curbed.com/2016/12/6/13852680/lankershim-north-hollywood-protected-bike-lanes

blackcat23
Dec 7, 2016, 11:31 PM
3700 Wilshire

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/3700wilshire2.png?itok=RxCEcF45 (http://urbanize.la/post/36-story-tower-rise-k-towns-wilshire-park-place)

ChelseaFC
Dec 8, 2016, 2:15 AM
The off-centeredness of this tower with the Wilshire Park Place building behind looks a bit odd.

Doctorboffin
Dec 8, 2016, 3:33 AM
I wish they had some sort of rooftop public space over the midrise section to make up for the lost park. But overall it is pretty nice. I hope 20 years from now Koreatown is getting some 50 story towers and merges with DTLA.

Quixote
Dec 8, 2016, 3:49 AM
That design would warrant a big yawn from me if it were being proposed for South Park, but it looks great by Koreatown standards.

surfnspy
Dec 8, 2016, 7:00 PM
It's great to see this tower for Koreatown. It's a little dull, but very pragmatic and clean looking. And thinking about filling in gaps between downtown and K-Town --Are there height limits in Westlake? Since there ARE two parks there, it seems that area has huge potential for gentrification. A few towers of this scale could go in, throw cash in a kitty to clean up the parks, banish the homeless, improve shopping. And subway exists as well. Seems like a lot of potential there.

Muji
Dec 8, 2016, 9:24 PM
The devil will be in the details but overall I like 3700 Wilshire, and the site plan is sensible to me. The green space currently there simply isn't actual usable park space, so this a much smarter use of the land, particularly since it's across the street from the Wilshire/Western station.

blackcat23
Dec 8, 2016, 11:46 PM
Ivy Station scheduled for February 2017 groundbreaking

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/ivystation14.jpg?itok=aH7N2JlE (http://urbanize.la/post/culver-citys-ivy-station-break-ground-february-2017)

ChargerCarl
Dec 9, 2016, 12:34 AM
Good article on Los Angeles' crippling pension debt:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottbeyer/2016/12/08/los-angeles-pension-crisis-is-sinking-the-city/#620f1c785dd9

Intractable
Dec 13, 2016, 9:35 PM
Construction is underway at 700 Wilshire in Santa Monica, so I took some photos...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5580/30658825033_c13fb803b1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NHduxB)710Wilshire - 20161205_15_56_31p (https://flic.kr/p/NHduxB) by IntractablePhotos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/149938369@N03/), on Flickr

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5554/31321243082_402030f65c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PHKyms)710Wilshire - 20161205_15_57_52_Rich (https://flic.kr/p/PHKyms) by IntractablePhotos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/149938369@N03/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5597/30658827193_82cc3c553e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NHdvbR)710Wilshire - 20161205_15_58_02p (https://flic.kr/p/NHdvbR) by IntractablePhotos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/149938369@N03/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5501/30658829273_1aea213370_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NHdvNH)710Wilshire - 20161205_16_00_20p (https://flic.kr/p/NHdvNH) by IntractablePhotos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/149938369@N03/), on Flickr

ChelseaFC
Dec 13, 2016, 10:14 PM
Banc of California Stadium

https://lafc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/161208-0014-1024x683.jpg

bobbyv
Dec 13, 2016, 10:20 PM
South Gate getting on the TOD wave for future LRT station:
http://www.cityofsouthgate.org/ImageRepository/Path?filePath=%2fdocuments%5cIntranet%5c146%2fAECOM+-L1.png

http://www.cityofsouthgate.org/668/Gateway-Disctrict-Specific-Plan

a9l8e7n
Dec 14, 2016, 10:55 PM
Playa Vista "The Brickyard" Completed

http://c1.staticflickr.com/1/377/31503231472_a8d3aca854_h.jpg

user2468
Dec 14, 2016, 11:10 PM
Small Hollywood update, taken today by me.
https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/657/30839274293_f7abe632f5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NZakPK)1601 Vine Street #1 - 12/14/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/NZakPK) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/540/30807859864_8855945709_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NWokpE)1601 Vine Street #2 - 12/14/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/NWokpE) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/593/30807865454_78325f6940_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NWon53)6230 Yucca Street (1755 Argyle) & 1800 Argyle Avenue (Argyle Hotel) - 12/14/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/NWon53) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/781/30807868464_6c44360bb4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NWonXW)6230 Yucca Street (1755 Argyle) #1 - 12/14/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/NWonXW) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/501/31276710150_6130f23698_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PDPjgh)6230 Yucca Street (1755 Argyle) #2 - 12/14/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/PDPjgh) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/657/31276713190_3dfc1c6f01_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PDPkaG)6230 Yucca Street (1755 Argyle) #3 - 12/14/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/PDPkaG) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c8.staticflickr.com/1/571/31533434111_b5f01388a5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Q3v6mt)1800 Argyle Avenue (Argyle Hotel) - 12/14/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/Q3v6mt) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5562/31276716250_d457941d74_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PDPm5s)6200 Hollywood Boulevard (Eastown Phase 2) - 12/14/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/PDPm5s) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

colemonkee
Dec 15, 2016, 1:28 AM
Great update! Man, the Argyle Hotel is awful. They would have been better off cladding it in actual argyle patterns.

Kingofthehill
Dec 15, 2016, 8:27 PM
i agree. that's a rough one!

black_crow
Dec 15, 2016, 11:16 PM
Norms wrote me:

"Sadly, our Westwood location will be closing on 12/24 at midnight due to the landlord's plan to redevelop the space.
We hope to see you soon at Westwood or one of our other 17 SoCal locations!"

I know.. it's not 5-star food, but we had many good memories there.
So no West Side Norms anymore. The next one is at 470 La Cienega Blvd...

The only times we went there was when we were coming out of a bar, but still, it was on of those 24h locations and I liked it better than Denny's.

It's like somebody takes a good old piece of my "L.A. home-feeling" away and I don't say that in a joking matter. :(

blackcat23
Dec 20, 2016, 5:13 PM
Construction kicks off for Century Plaza development

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/centuryplaza.jpg?itok=l9JD36IU (http://urbanize.la/post/construction-underway-25-billion-century-plaza-redevelopment)

ChelseaFC
Dec 20, 2016, 6:10 PM
Construction kicks off for Century Plaza development

Hold up, the Century Plaza towers are supposed to be complete by 2019?

colemonkee
Dec 20, 2016, 6:13 PM
^ Seems about right, though even that timeline may be tight, considering we're entering 2017. On a positive note, my new office looks out towards 2000 Ave of the Stars, so once those buildings get to be 60% up, I'll be able to provide updates from my office window.

bzcat
Dec 21, 2016, 2:09 AM
End of 2019 seems plausible but we are probably looking at mid 2020 opening date for the hotel.

surfnspy
Dec 21, 2016, 5:24 PM
Surprising that there isn't more fanfare as these towers begin construction. Funny, they look like twin silver corn cobs.

Anyone know how tall their 46 floors will rise? Certainly will be among the tallest structures to rise in Los Angeles next year.

112597jorge
Dec 21, 2016, 5:48 PM
Surprising that there isn't more fanfare as these towers begin construction. Funny, they look like twin silver corn cobs.

Anyone know how tall their 46 floors will rise? Certainly will be among the tallest structures to rise in Los Angeles next year.

600 ft was mentioned on their website but don't remember exactly what page in the website it was.

King Kill 'em
Dec 22, 2016, 7:54 AM
600 ft was mentioned on their website but don't remember exactly what page in the website it was.

600 ft. is the FAA set height limit in Century City because of the Santa Monica airport. There's been talks of closing that down in the last few years if I'm not mistaken. That'd be great for Century City and great for the area if the airport were redeveloped well.

ChargerCarl
Dec 22, 2016, 7:55 AM
I believe the FAA is forcing Santa Monica to keep it open until 2019 or something.

hughfb3
Dec 22, 2016, 4:55 PM
I believe the FAA is forcing Santa Monica to keep it open until 2019 or something.

Well, if that's the case and the airport closes after 2019; this could be the perfect time for that dirt lot in the center of century city to make way for a new tallest, right in the heart of it. I hope whoever owns it waits it out until then and when the subway opens, this could be a major development on the horizon

blackcat23
Dec 22, 2016, 5:17 PM
Tommie Hotel in Hollywood

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/selma.png?itok=RfkGLVGD (http://urbanize.la/post/hollywoods-tommie-hotel-coming-selma-avenue)

colemonkee
Dec 22, 2016, 5:53 PM
^ That's not half bad! I'm really liking this trend of 8-10 story buildings going up in Hollywood.

Well, if that's the case and the airport closes after 2019; this could be the perfect time for that dirt lot in the center of century city to make way for a new tallest, right in the heart of it. I hope whoever owns it waits it out until then and when the subway opens, this could be a major development on the horizon
Sadly, that won't happen anytime soon. The FAA just renewed the Santa Monica Airport operating license, which is what caps Century City height limits at or around 600 ft. So nothing will eclipse that mesa for the foreseeable future (at least the next 10-20 years).

SoCalKid
Dec 22, 2016, 6:33 PM
^ That's not half bad! I'm really liking this trend of 8-10 story buildings going up in Hollywood.


Sadly, that won't happen anytime soon. The FAA just renewed the Santa Monica Airport operating license, which is what caps Century City height limits at or around 600 ft. So nothing will eclipse that mesa for the foreseeable future (at least the next 10-20 years).

That is inaccurate. The City would like it closed by 2018, while the FAA contends that the City must keep the airport open until 2023. So if the City stays on its current course (seems highly likely as residents are very vocal on this issue), the airport will close in 2023 at the latest.

http://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2016/August-2016/08_25_2016_Santa_Monica_Council_Votes_for_2018_Airport_Closure.html

ChelseaFC
Dec 23, 2016, 11:16 PM
http://image.pasadenastarnews.com/storyimage/LD/20161220/NEWS/161229966/AR/0/AR-161229966.jpg&maxh=400&maxw=667

Hyatt Place hotel at Paseo Colorado set to begin construction this summer, open in 2018

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/business/20161220/after-delay-hyatt-hotel-at-pasadenas-paseo-colorado-seems-back-on-track

King Kill 'em
Dec 23, 2016, 11:42 PM
Sadly, that won't happen anytime soon. The FAA just renewed the Santa Monica Airport operating license, which is what caps Century City height limits at or around 600 ft. So nothing will eclipse that mesa for the foreseeable future (at least the next 10-20 years).

That's fine because there's still lots of places Century City could some day build a new tallest once the airport does close. There's a lot of parking garages, and the zoning of all the low rise condos from the 80s there should be changed so developers could buy them out buildings individually and redevelop them into residential highrises. The boulevards should be reduced to less than half their current width to make it more walkable and some of that reduction could be built on. At the same time new streets should break up the mega blocks and the Olympic/Avenue of the Stars interchange should be reconfigured as a normal intersection.

hughfb3
Dec 28, 2016, 9:33 PM
Just saw notification of Demolition for the buzzfeed building at De Longpre and Vine. Could it mean imminent construction of the new office complex and 23 story Academy Square tower?? Looks good!!

King Kill 'em
Dec 29, 2016, 6:20 AM
Just saw notification of Demolition for the buzzfeed building at De Longpre and Vine. Could it mean imminent construction of the new office complex and 23 story Academy Square tower?? Looks good!!

Hopefully! I've been looking forward to that project!

Calicool
Dec 29, 2016, 9:24 AM
That's fine because there's still lots of places Century City could some day build a new tallest once the airport does close. There's a lot of parking garages, and the zoning of all the low rise condos from the 80s there should be changed so developers could buy them out buildings individually and redevelop them into residential highrises. The boulevards should be reduced to less than half their current width to make it more walkable and some of that reduction could be built on. At the same time new streets should break up the mega blocks and the Olympic/Avenue of the Stars interchange should be reconfigured as a normal intersection.

So the hight limit automatically goes away with the airport? The city of Los Angeles must have hight limits based on areas, who's to say the hight limit won't go away with the airport? These are just questions.

blackcat23
Dec 29, 2016, 4:34 PM
The Lake on Wilshire

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/5_26.jpg?itok=dsL0JkIT (http://urbanize.la/post/first-glimpse-lake-wilshire)

BrandonJXN
Dec 29, 2016, 4:54 PM
I like it.

plutonicpanda
Dec 29, 2016, 5:32 PM
Is Westlake/MacArthur Park not considered downtown?

bobcat
Dec 29, 2016, 6:16 PM
Is Westlake/MacArthur Park not considered downtown?

Not usually, too far and cut off from DTLA's urban fabric.

Pretty amazing proposal. Are there currently any buildings of considerable height in the area?

BrandonJXN
Dec 29, 2016, 6:30 PM
Not usually, too far and cut off from DTLA's urban fabric.

Pretty amazing proposal. Are there currently any buildings of considerable height in the area?

Nothing remotely that tall. The Playstation building maybe but that's on the other side of the park and nowhere near as tall. This will stick out.

SLO
Dec 29, 2016, 7:15 PM
LA is so different than a San Francisco or Manhattan, where there is already a dense highrise fabric. There are so many potential sites for highrise living in LAs core and urban districts.

RST500
Dec 30, 2016, 6:13 PM
Are there any proposed highrises in Hollywood in the 60's to 70's futurist style?

Eightball
Dec 31, 2016, 3:59 AM
41 stories? nice!

Resident
Dec 31, 2016, 12:32 PM
Are there any proposed highrises in Hollywood in the 60's to 70's futurist style?
This one at the Jack in the Box site:
http://urbanize.la/post/hollywoods-next-hotel-tower-art-deco-throwback

RST500
Dec 31, 2016, 7:17 PM
This one at the Jack in the Box site:
http://urbanize.la/post/hollywoods-next-hotel-tower-art-deco-throwback

Big fan of the Art Deco style, but I was referring specifically to the 60s to 70s late modernism style. I've seen some renderings in that style in Hollywood but forget the specific proposals.

Steve8263
Jan 4, 2017, 5:53 PM
In the spirit of the list created by forum member ConstructDTLA in the downtown thread of projects under construction and likely to break ground this year, I took a lap thru the first page of this thread as well as Urbanize to offer up a comparable compilation (10 floors or greater) with my own 2 cents worth of analysis-

Probable for starting this year (in no particular order)-

-Century Plaza Hotel Redevelopment - 46 Floors x2 (supposedly broke ground back in March but only interior demo so far per colemonkee)

-Hollywood Palladium Towers - 27 Floors x2 (Hollywood proposal in trouble thanks to AHF. But the developer has very deep pockets, see 10000 SM project)

-The Four Seasons Private Residences - 12 Floors (Really high plywood fence went up over a year ago but nothing since)

-5901 Sunset Blvd. - 15 Floors (the Icon project across the street rented out overnight when Netflix leased the whole thing, bodes well for this one)

-9900 Wilshire - 11 Floors x2 (Chinese backers and city of BH approvals in hand)

-Academy Square Project (Supposedly had a 2016 start date)

-Wilshire Curson Office Building- 12 Floors (Spring 2017, reputable developer JH Snyder)

Doubtful-

-Millenium Hollywood - 39 and 35 Floors (AIDS Healthcare Foundation initiative will probably bury this one if it passes)

-333 La Cienega Blvd. - 17 Floors (Caruso project suddenly coming under heavy fire from NIMBY's)

-8150 Sunset Blvd. - 15 Floors / 11 Floors (Still has NIMBY's fighting it and developer financing unknown)

-Wilshire and La Jolla - 15 Floors (developer partners suing each other)

-6220 W. Yucca- 32 Floors (Supposedly 2017 groundbreaking per Urbanize, AHF initiative will likely kill everything in Hollywood)

-Former House of Blues site Hotel- 10 Floors (Site been a ghost town for months)

Unknown-

-The litany of recent Koreatown proposals, mostly Jameson Properties, unknown status depending on if they got city approval before the passage of Measure JJJ. Comprehensive list of those projects can be found here-

http://la.curbed.com/maps/koreatown-map-development-construction-new-buildings

-Beverly Hilton condo towers- (project timeline unknown after redesign defeated at ballot box)

-No point in even discussing stuff like Wilshire at Gayley or anything on the westside that have been dead for years. Nor anything recently proposed still seeking entitlements.

Of course if the AHF Initiative passes then all bets are off on anything that hasn't already broken ground by March

The good news is there are plenty of big projects that will be wrapping up construction and open for business in the next several months like Sunset La Cienega and the Waldorf Astoria in BH.

Please let me know if I missed anything or have wrong info.

:cheers:

colemonkee
Jan 4, 2017, 6:24 PM
I can see the Century Plaza Hotel from my office window, and there are workers actively working in the existing hotel, so it looks like interior demo for the renovation of the existing structure is underway.

King Kill 'em
Jan 4, 2017, 11:36 PM
I wonder how many of these Hollywood projects would already be u/c if the NIMBYs hadn't got the Hollywood Community Plan overturned in 2014.

Illithid Dude
Jan 5, 2017, 6:11 AM
Hollywood Palladium Towers will most likely break ground. Thing has had an early 2017 start date since it was announced. Even if Measure JJJ passes, the towers will be one big last F U to the AHF.

Resident
Jan 5, 2017, 1:04 PM
Of course if the AHF Initiative passes then all bets are off on anything that hasn't already broken ground by March


Measure S only applies to structures that get vested after election day. So every project you mentioned wouldn't be affected by Measure S because they already have a zone change.

Steve8263
Jan 5, 2017, 3:39 PM
Measure S only applies to structures that get vested after election day. So every project you mentioned wouldn't be affected by Measure S because they already have a zone change.

Thanks everyone for the comments, I made a few changes to the list based on the feedback. I hope you are correct about Measure S, I was having a hard time interpreting it with regards to existing proposals. Here's the wording-

The proposed ordinance would amend City laws related to the General Plan, including to: 1) impose a two-year moratorium on projects seeking General Plan amendments or zone or height-district changes resulting in more intense land use, an increase in density or height, or a loss of zoned open space, agricultural or industrial areas, with exceptions including for affordable housing projects and projects for which vested rights have accrued;

I guess the key word there is "seeking" and as such shouldn't apply to already approved changes then.

hughfb3
Jan 5, 2017, 4:08 PM
Thank you for that list of projects Steve. You have Academy Square listed as in peril, but I just saw a letter of demolition on the site. Anyone else have info on this one?

Steve8263
Jan 5, 2017, 7:38 PM
You have Academy Square listed as in peril

I changed the category names to cut down on possible confusion. It's in the probable zone.

Also, rather coincidental timing with this article, validating my speculation on the 5901 Sunset Blvd project-

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-netflix-bronson-20170105-story.html

With both of its new office buildings in Hollywood spoken for, Hudson Pacific will start marketing a third planned office building to rise on a parking lot the company owns at 5901 Sunset Blvd. The Los Angeles company expects to break ground on the 15-story, 300,000-square-foot building called Epic by the end of the year

Car(e)-Free LA
Jan 6, 2017, 3:04 AM
Of course if the AHF Initiative passes then all bets are off on anything that hasn't already broken ground by March

What do you think the chances are of its passage? I doubt it has the support of most Angelinos, but will people bother to vote against it in a spring election?