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Illithid Dude
Jan 10, 2018, 10:05 AM
SOil testing going on last week at Millennium hollywood site and budget rent a car has been vacated for a few months now

I have honestly given up on Millennium Hollywood breaking ground, but if it did... it would be fucking sick.

Steve8263
Jan 10, 2018, 3:31 PM
I have honestly given up on Millennium Hollywood breaking down, but if it did... it would be fucking sick.

No doubt. This proposal has been dead for so long I can't even remember if they have approvals or not and what the findings were on the earthquake fault studies. Also likely to be Nimby lawsuits needing to be settled.

That said, the area around the Capitol Records building has come a long way of late with the Argyle Tower set to open, the new Kimpton hotel across the street, and even the Eastown garbage down the block.

Resident
Jan 11, 2018, 11:08 AM
Oh yeah of little faith. Millennium towers will exist again.

Prahaboheme
Jan 11, 2018, 11:34 PM
I think that Eastown Phase II is actually shaping up to be a pretty interesting facade with a better than expected streetwall presence.

LA21st
Jan 12, 2018, 2:18 AM
Yea, not too bad.

Blesha13
Jan 13, 2018, 10:26 PM
https://la.curbed.com/2018/1/10/16874424/glendale-tower-development-housing

JerellO
Jan 19, 2018, 6:17 PM
Would Santa Monica Blvd be able to support a subway train line? Say from Union Station, north to Chinatown/Gold Line, Dodger Stadium then head west to Echo Park, Vermont/Santa Monica red line and continue west towards Hollywood Forever cemetery, Fairfax, La Cienega, and finally in West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center linking with the future expo/pink line... then Beverley Gardens Park, Connecting to Century City purple line and continue west on more few stops before reaching Santa Monica Beach?

Busy Bee
Jan 19, 2018, 6:51 PM
Oh yeah of little faith. Millennium towers will exist again.

That would be ye son.

Car(e)-Free LA
Jan 19, 2018, 8:02 PM
Would Santa Monica Blvd be able to support a subway train line? Say from Union Station, north to Chinatown/Gold Line, Dodger Stadium then head west to Echo Park, Vermont/Santa Monica red line and continue west towards Hollywood Forever cemetery, Fairfax, La Cienega, and finally in West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center linking with the future expo/pink line... then Beverley Gardens Park, Connecting to Century City purple line and continue west on more few stops before reaching Santa Monica Beach?
Yes as far as WeHo, but then it should probably been down La Cienega to Wilshire and Expo. Otherwise, it overlaps too much with the purple line.

colemonkee
Jan 26, 2018, 12:05 AM
Driving to work today, there were 15-20 double-trailer soil hauling trucks parked along Pico Blvd, between La Cienega and Robertson. Anyone know of any major projects getting ready for excavation in the immediate area? That's a lot of trucks to be parked in that area for no reason.

ChelseaFC
Jan 26, 2018, 6:38 AM
Driving to work today, there were 15-20 double-trailer soil hauling trucks parked along Pico Blvd, between La Cienega and Robertson. Anyone know of any major projects getting ready for excavation in the immediate area? That's a lot of trucks to be parked in that area for no reason.

Here are the two proposed projects closest to that stretch of Pico:

http://urbanize.la/post/senior-affordable-apartments-planned-pico-boulevard

http://urbanize.la/post/six-story-hotel-proposed-south-robertson

Central LA Development Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?hl=en&mid=1CUSlQnxMm4Ang6A0plS4Au894Ek&ll

colemonkee
Jan 26, 2018, 3:37 PM
Thank you, ChelseaFC! The senior housing project is the old surface lot, which has been fenced off, but I haven't seen drilling rigs there, so wouldn't think it would be ready for that level of excavation. I rarely go down that stretch of Robertson where the hotel is going, but will check that out and see if that's the case. Now, if they could only get rid of the CVS that's on the corner of La Cienega and Pico...

Jun
Jan 26, 2018, 7:45 PM
The first page needs an update. A lot of projects are either: completed, revised, or cancelled.

LA21st
Jan 26, 2018, 7:46 PM
Here are the two proposed projects closest to that stretch of Pico:

http://urbanize.la/post/senior-affordable-apartments-planned-pico-boulevard

http://urbanize.la/post/six-story-hotel-proposed-south-robertson

Central LA Development Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?hl=en&mid=1CUSlQnxMm4Ang6A0plS4Au894Ek&ll

Are there development maps for other parts of LA?

ChelseaFC
Jan 26, 2018, 8:13 PM
Are there development maps for other parts of LA?

Here's the Pasadena one.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?hl=en&mid=1tuRFq-gNB73ZsAY5vclx8cYgjOcVcpkU&ll=34.14058143180991%2C-118.14012494999997&z=14

None for the west side, even though I live there, cause frankly I don't really care all that much. :haha:

ChelseaFC
Feb 2, 2018, 9:21 PM
Walked by the project on Santa Monica/Purdue today, and that hole they dug is f***g deep.

http://urbanize.la/post/work-getting-underway-mixed-use-development-santa-monica-boulevard

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/dolores1.JPG?itok=nT4uwuKQ

cargocultpants
Feb 7, 2018, 8:19 PM
This new construction on Ventura, in Encino, just wrapped up.

There's been a small spate of these mixed users around the area, but this one is far and away the most handsome of them all. Nice massing, and great attention to detail on the facade (rare to see faux brick in LA, let alone one where they apply the tiles so well.)

https://i.imgur.com/wJQbaO9.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/9ZgukWM.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/2MzKBgU.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/aEMqPBz.jpg

Illithid Dude
Feb 7, 2018, 8:26 PM
def looks better than most new construction on ventura... or in the valley in general

Busy Bee
Feb 7, 2018, 9:19 PM
https://i.imgur.com/wJQbaO9.jpg

The thoughtlessly installed tin can parapet flashing/cap leaves a lot to be desired though don't you think?

cargocultpants
Feb 7, 2018, 11:58 PM
heh i had the same thought about the flashing. Good thing it doesn't rain!

colemonkee
Feb 11, 2018, 9:09 PM
Update on the 13-story Carmel Partners Expo/Sepulveda (https://urbanize.la/post/595-unit-expo-line-development-goes-vertical) project from yesterday, courtesy of a friend who lives around the corner.

https://imageshack.com/a/img923/9075/8NAKFi.jpg
Image Source: My friend's iPhone

Illithid Dude
Feb 11, 2018, 10:16 PM
Pretty suspicious that there have been no renderings for this project.

Quixote
Feb 11, 2018, 11:04 PM
EDIT: Wrong project.

colemonkee
Feb 12, 2018, 3:55 PM
All we have are the elevations at this point. Which frankly don't look too promising. Remember, this is from VTBS Architects, who brought us The Jefferson across from Hollywood & Highland, and the first phase of BLVD 6200.

LA21st
Feb 12, 2018, 4:39 PM
I thought we had renderings for this, from a long time ago. Maybe on CurbedLA or urbanizela.

ChelseaFC
Feb 15, 2018, 5:21 PM
This project at 507-525 W. Colorado in Glendale is actively under construction.

http://www.glendaleca.gov/Home/ShowImage?id=16133&t=635598507068770000

http://www.latimes.com/tn-gnp-proposed-colorado-street-project-scaled-down-after-rejection-20140304-story.html

Urbannizer
Feb 24, 2018, 2:07 AM
Produce LA (http://continuumpartners.com/project/produce-la/)

A 116,000-SF creative office building with ground floor retail/restaurant, offering sweeping views of the Arts District and Downtown L.A. Parking for approximately 300 vehicles via a fully valet-operated garage utilizing a mechanical car stacker.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4768/40404469882_81da740145_h.jpg

a9l8e7n
Feb 26, 2018, 11:56 PM
Century Plaza Hotel Redevelopment
Sunday 2/25/2018

Large digging seen from the Century City Mall

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4709/26635457268_c655d40bf6_c.jpghttps://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4673/26635456128_a8dc3ee79f_c.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4655/26635453488_f304db6a64_c.jpg

blackcat23
Mar 7, 2018, 5:27 PM
This is back on

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/1-Constellation-Park.jpg?itok=SjCZThYY (http://urbanize.la/post/high-rise-condo-development-revived-century-city)

circuitfiend
Mar 7, 2018, 5:31 PM
^^^
About freakin' time. That lot has sat there for years, growing weeds in the heart of CC.

ChelseaFC
Mar 7, 2018, 6:08 PM
Pretty incredible that soon Century City land will be almost completely utilized with these four new towers. There are some older low rise building on Century Park East that will hopefully go soon as well.

Illithid Dude
Mar 7, 2018, 6:32 PM
Into it even if the towers look like a Richard Meier rip off. You know that's an old rendering though when they still show the old St. Regis tower.

caligrad
Mar 7, 2018, 6:49 PM
I like this line from the article though

"JMB's earlier plan for a 37-story, 700,000-square-foot office building at the property received approval from the Los Angeles City Council in early 2015, but was met with opposition by rival landlord JP Morgan Chase, which contended that the proposed development was too dense for the neighborhood".

HAHA how on earth was their previous plan to dense for the area??? I think BS like this should be thrown out immidiately for stupidity.

colemonkee
Mar 7, 2018, 11:43 PM
Speaking of Century City towers, first crane is going up for the Century Plaza towers. Looks like the north tower crane.

LA21st
Mar 8, 2018, 3:01 AM
Speaking of Century City, is there any chance the small commerical buildings on Santa Monica Blvd between Century Park East and Beverly Glenish?

Where else could Century City see taller towers, besides what is u/c or planned?

colemonkee
Mar 8, 2018, 3:32 PM
^ There's a longer term plan to redevelop parts of the FOX lot that have one or two highrises in them, along Ave of the Stars, just to the south of FOX Plaza. That is some time out, however, if it happens at all, especially considering the potential (likely) sale of FOX to Disney.

ChelseaFC
Mar 8, 2018, 5:09 PM
Speaking of Century City, is there any chance the small commerical buildings on Santa Monica Blvd between Century Park East and Beverly Glenish?

Where else could Century City see taller towers, besides what is u/c or planned?

I can't remember if there's a specific plan for the empty Christmas tree lot on Santa Monica/Beverly Glen, but it would be nice to see a tower go up there rather than another low rise mixed use building.

^ There's a longer term plan to redevelop parts of the FOX lot that have one or two highrises in them, along Ave of the Stars, just to the south of FOX Plaza. That is some time out, however, if it happens at all, especially considering the potential (likely) sale of FOX to Disney.

You mean, Nakatomi Plaza. :cool:

bzcat
Mar 9, 2018, 12:33 AM
This is back on

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/1-Constellation-Park.jpg?itok=SjCZThYY (http://urbanize.la/post/high-rise-condo-development-revived-century-city)

Wow, blast from the past. Note the Nakatomi adjacent St Regis hotel that torn down over 10 years ago (and replaced with The Century)...

ocman
Mar 9, 2018, 6:31 PM
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/oscars-temple-takes-shape-inside-academys-388m-museum-1088358

Academy museum is coming along. But an early 2019 opening seems way too ambitious.

Prahaboheme
Mar 10, 2018, 9:50 PM
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/oscars-temple-takes-shape-inside-academys-388m-museum-1088358

Academy museum is coming along. But an early 2019 opening seems way too ambitious.

The David Geffen theater is the most exciting part of this project, for me. I love to see old classics on the big screen.

kolchak
Mar 13, 2018, 10:06 PM
Edition Sunset. We have glass!

http://i66.tinypic.com/5o79k4.jpg
http://i65.tinypic.com/14lkh88.jpg

Steve8263
Mar 20, 2018, 6:38 PM
Urbanize has posted on this already, but here's the first of FIVE cranes going up for the Century Towers-

https://twitter.com/WebcorBuilders/status/974798821124317184

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYcuDiMVQAAZ9G-.jpg

colemonkee
Mar 21, 2018, 4:29 AM
So sad my offices are moving to Santa Monica next week. I was really looking forward to watching these rise.

blackcat23
Mar 22, 2018, 11:44 PM
Cumulus

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/cumulus3_0.jpg?itok=FKqETfZl (https://urbanize.la/post/renderings-revealed-1200-unit-cumulus-development)

colemonkee
Mar 23, 2018, 2:52 AM
I dig it. It's a bit of a behemoth from a street presence, and would like to see the massing broken up a little bit more design-wise, but it's a nice departure from the stucco-heavy designs of TCA in the past. Remains to be seen how the spandrel glass will be treated (there's a lot of it), but getting slowly better. At least in rendering form...

blackcat23
Mar 26, 2018, 6:04 PM
Expo/Sepulveda mid-rise

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/linea.jpg?itok=kzj1a1Tz (http://urbanize.la/post/first-look-expo-line-adjacent-linea-development)

LAsam
Mar 27, 2018, 10:20 PM
Does anyone know what is being built at the northeast corner or Selma and Wilcox? I know the Thompson Hotel is being constructed to the west of Mama Shelter and the Tommie Hotel is being constructed south of Mama Shelter, but that northeast corner of Selma and Wilcox has something going on as well. On a side note... I checked out the rooftop bar at the Dream Hotel a couple of weekends ago... what a beautiful view from up there!

ChelseaFC
Mar 27, 2018, 10:25 PM
Does anyone know what is being built at the northeast corner or Selma and Wilcox? I know the Thompson Hotel is being constructed to the west of Mama Shelter and the Tommie Hotel is being constructed south of Mama Shelter, but that northeast corner of Selma and Wilcox has something going on as well. On a side note... I checked out the rooftop bar at the Dream Hotel a couple of weekends ago... what a beautiful view from up there!

I'll refer you to our handy-dandy Central LA development map. If work indeed has begun on that corner, I will alert the various parties, and get it changed to red/under construction on the map. ;)

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?hl=en&mid=1CUSlQnxMm4Ang6A0plS4Au894Ek

LAsam
Mar 28, 2018, 4:51 PM
I'll refer you to our handy-dandy Central LA development map. If work indeed has begun on that corner, I will alert the various parties, and get it changed to red/under construction on the map. ;)

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?hl=en&mid=1CUSlQnxMm4Ang6A0plS4Au894Ek

That map is amazing, thanks! I knew about the DTLA version, but had no idea about this one.

The Best Forumer
Apr 3, 2018, 8:59 PM
That map is amazing, thanks! I knew about the DTLA version, but had no idea about this one.

Me neither.. it is very cool though.

wisheye
Apr 12, 2018, 1:42 PM
I've been lurking for a while but I guess this is worth creating an account for:
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hollywood-center-20180412-story.html

Millennium Hollywood is back as Hollywood Center and is now twice the size of the previous proposal in terms of housing (but no more offices)

colemonkee
Apr 12, 2018, 2:40 PM
^ The big change with this is that they are including roughly 13% of units as affordable housing for low income seniors, and have reduced estimated daily trips by 1/3. Probably not enough to make opposition for the project go away completely, but makes for a much better argument against the opposition in the public sphere. This is an excellent play of the cards by the developer, and I hope this moves forward. If there's any place to put 1,000 units of housing, it's kitty corner from a subway stop.

Steve8263
Apr 12, 2018, 4:28 PM
This must be resurrecting projects from the dead week-

-Millenium, er Hollywood Center as mentioned above
-Miramar Santa Monica redesign on Urbanize
-The Wilshire Westwood flatiron knockoff pulled some permits also per Urbanize

Illithid Dude
Apr 12, 2018, 5:49 PM
This must be resurrecting projects from the dead week-

-Millenium, er Hollywood Center as mentioned above
-Miramar Santa Monica redesign on Urbanize
-The Wilshire Westwood flatiron knockoff pulled some permits also per Urbanize

For the sake of those just dropping in:

Millenium:

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/Handel_MillenniumHolloywood_View01_A15.jpg?itok=kVsMJSOb

Miramar:

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/The%20Miramar%20Santa%20Monica.jpg?itok=FoYtNbUy

Wilshire & Gayley / Flatiron

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/gaylehy.jpg?itok=5lwL1SX3

Most excited about Miramar - by far the best design.

Prahaboheme
Apr 12, 2018, 7:16 PM
Groundbreaking for Millenium Hollywood by 2021...the timeline for this is painful.

Illithid Dude
Apr 12, 2018, 8:01 PM
Groundbreaking for Millenium Hollywood by 2021...the timeline for this is painful.

And completion in 2027. Only in LA can two towers take fifteen years to build.

chris08876
Apr 12, 2018, 9:54 PM
A nice rendering of Hollywood Center. Looks like the project is coming back.

Thread: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?p=8152714#post8152714

https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fk/fkyh0khdpt9hcees.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat
Credit: https://archinect.com/news/article/150059686/hollywood-center-towers-proposed-near-capitol-records-building

Illithid Dude
Apr 12, 2018, 11:01 PM
A nice rendering of Hollywood Center. Looks like the project is coming back.

Looks like it is considering two people have already posted about it on this page. A good rendering though.

ozone
Apr 13, 2018, 5:22 AM
Maybe the delay on the Hollywood Center was worth it because I like the current design so much better than the orginal.

Prahaboheme
Apr 13, 2018, 5:39 AM
It would certainly transform the Hollywood skyline.

LAsam
Apr 13, 2018, 5:38 PM
Maybe the delay on the Hollywood Center was worth it because I like the current design so much better than the orginal.

Agreed. Also, I think we are prone to getting too worked on on these forums based on initial renderings. A lot of the time, renderings evolve... and choice of materials makes a big difference in the final product.

Quixote
Apr 13, 2018, 7:15 PM
The Fairmont Miramar redesign looks so much better! It’s shorter*, but way sexier with the glass and curves. And the building take up the entire site.

*For me, height is totally unimportant in Santa Monica. I prefer mid-rise and quality design.

Eightball
Apr 14, 2018, 1:09 AM
^ The big change with this is that they are including roughly 13% of units as affordable housing for low income seniors, and have reduced estimated daily trips by 1/3. Probably not enough to make opposition for the project go away completely, but makes for a much better argument against the opposition in the public sphere. This is an excellent play of the cards by the developer, and I hope this moves forward. If there's any place to put 1,000 units of housing, it's kitty corner from a subway stop.

Tough! (in a good way).

Love it

Illithid Dude
Apr 14, 2018, 7:25 AM
The Fairmont design is gorgeous. I will always prefer good architecture and urbanism to height, and this is a great example of both.

More photos:

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/View%20along%20Ocean%20Avenue.jpg?itok=AiTX8utC

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/View%20from%20Second%20Street%20and%20Wilshire.jpg?itok=FVhb_pCC

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/miramar.jpg?itok=WULWoOPi

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/miramar2.jpg?itok=Y2x663-V

The only aspect I don't love is the comparatively clumsy retail integration on the Wilshire facing side, but that can be refined later on.

colemonkee
Apr 14, 2018, 9:03 PM
I will mourn the loss of The Bungalow, but other than that, I think this is great.

SLO
Apr 14, 2018, 9:05 PM
^^I do love the design, but in that location it should be 5 floors taller.

WestCoastSupertall
Apr 16, 2018, 2:16 AM
I will mourn the loss of The Bungalow, but other than that, I think this is great.

It's staying, just moving up to the 2nd floor

Illithid Dude
Apr 18, 2018, 5:12 AM
Urbanized stuff from recently:

378 Apartments with retail replacing a trailer park in Santa Monica.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/colorado_1.jpg?itok=5xa7jn_X

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/colorado1.jpg?itok=P0O3wdpF

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/colorado2.jpg?itok=QDbXbCTB

Right next to the Expo / Bergamot Station station. Was supposed to compliment the Hines mixed use that got shut down.

More apartments right next to the beach in Santa Monica (two buildings)

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/ocean1_0.jpg?itok=dkkAC4aT

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/ocean4.jpg?itok=1klsawwa

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/ocean5_0.jpg?itok=zUIKc7rv

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/ocean6_0.jpg?itok=uBn903uJ

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/ocean2_1.jpg?itok=djArn584

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/ocean2_1.jpg?itok=djArn584

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/ocean8.jpg?itok=20NY41jy

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/ocean10.jpg?itok=wJRxP-Vy

I really love the architecture and scale of these. 1000 more across LA and we good.

colemonkee
Apr 18, 2018, 2:37 PM
^ I, for one, can't wait to eat at "Star & Roses"!

saybanana
Apr 24, 2018, 11:58 PM
Here are some Development Construction Photos along the Metro Expo Line on April 22, 2018. Sorry I dont know the name of the projects, I took them on train or platform.

Expo Sepulveda Station

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/944/41680017241_d7f604153a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26v7Z1V)Expo Sepulveda Project (https://flic.kr/p/26v7Z1V)


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/863/41680014331_2c4f921c89_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26v7Y9K)Expo Sepulveda Project 2 (https://flic.kr/p/26v7Y9K)


Expo Culver City Station

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/976/41680022361_45ff0b8de8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26v81xc)Expo Culver City Project (https://flic.kr/p/26v81xc)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/909/26812191127_25bf94af72_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GRiuin)Expo Culver City Project 2 (https://flic.kr/p/GRiuin)

Across The Street from the Station is another Project

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/961/41641004852_76e085a4bc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26rF2Zw)Expo Culver City Project 3 (https://flic.kr/p/26rF2Zw)

Expo La Cienega Station

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/827/41641001922_bd7f50bcc6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26rF281)Expo La Cienega Project (https://flic.kr/p/26rF281)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/912/41680020821_b6eb8a8e71_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26v815D)Expo La Cienega Project 2 (https://flic.kr/p/26v815D)

There are other projects at Expo Crenshaw Station north and south of the station plus the the underground Metro Station but I didnt get off the train.

LA21st
Apr 25, 2018, 12:55 PM
Cool updates! I'm confused though. Is the 30 story building at the La Cienga actually under construction too?
:???:

colemonkee
Apr 26, 2018, 4:23 AM
^ Yes, the tower is at the far end, or northeastern edge of that lot, and as far as we know, the entire project is being built in one phase.

Eightball
Apr 27, 2018, 12:29 AM
Urbanized stuff from recently:

378 Apartments with retail replacing a trailer park in Santa Monica.

I really love the architecture and scale of these. 1000 more across LA and we good.
Yerp!

sopas ej
May 9, 2018, 2:52 AM
From urbanize.la:

Renderings Revealed for New Pasadena Condominiums

Seven-story development to replace parking lot south of Colorado Boulevard.

Tyler Gonzalez Architects has unveiled renderings for another mixed-use building in Pasadena.

The proposed Oak Knoll Condominiums, slated for the current site of a parking lot at 747 E. Green Street, would consist of a seven-story edifice containing 71 one, two-, and three-bedroom dwellings, as well as a full-floor penthouse. Plans also call for 5,300 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, as well as a three-level basement parking garage.

[...]

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/Oak%20Knoll%20Condominiums%20--%20View%20from%20the%20Street.jpg?itok=WxdshF2a

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/Oak%20Knoll%20Condominiums%20--%20Aerial%20View.jpg?itok=PTTpXgK_

Link: http://urbanize.la/post/renderings-revealed-new-pasadena-condominiums

Illithid Dude
May 9, 2018, 2:56 AM
That's a beautiful development. Pasadena is so damned nice - why does it have to be so far from everything!

scania
May 9, 2018, 2:58 AM
That's a beautiful development. Pasadena is so damned nice - why does it have to be so far from everything!

I freakin LOVE Pasadena.

Busy Bee
May 9, 2018, 2:59 AM
Beautiful

LosAngelesSportsFan
May 9, 2018, 3:23 AM
If only the rest of LA could look like Pasadena...

DJM19
May 9, 2018, 5:01 AM
Developments in LA proper could look like this if standards were in place for such.

ChelseaFC
May 9, 2018, 3:36 PM
If only the rest of LA could look like Pasadena...

LOL, I'm from the Pasadena area, and I always say the reason why it's my top choice to raise a family is that it's close to LA, but doesn't feel like LA. I currently live on the Westside, but I purposely spend a lot of my free time around Pasadena and the SGV.

Trees and mountains, quiet residential streets, a nice urban core, what's not to love?

sopas ej
May 9, 2018, 8:14 PM
LOL, I'm from the Pasadena area, and I always say the reason why it's my top choice to raise a family is that it's close to LA, but doesn't feel like LA. I currently live on the Westside, but I purposely spend a lot of my free time around Pasadena and the SGV.

Trees and mountains, quiet residential streets, a nice urban core, what's not to love?

Yeah, I was gonna say, I don't feel like Pasadena is far from LA at all. In fact I think it's the right distance.

I live in South Pas, and have been for the last 20 years. It's convenient to downtown LA, the great ethnic restaurants of the SGV, hiking... the only thing that I can conclude that it *is* far from, are the beaches. If South Pas/Pasadena were right on the beach, (read, great weather), then I think it'd be perfect!

Before I moved to South Pas, I used to hang out on the Westside a lot. Since I've moved to South Pas, over the years, I've been going to the Westside less and less. LA's eastside neighborhoods have far more character and are more interesting than the Westside, I find, and of course South Pas/Pasadena have a lot of character too. Pasadena also has arthouse/indie cinemas, so, I have less reason to go to the Westside too (that's why I often would go to the Westside when I was younger, to watch indie and foreign films).

When I do go to the Westside, it's for Persian food, or an event at UCLA, or to go to The Getty...

LosAngelesSportsFan
May 9, 2018, 9:56 PM
LOL, I'm from the Pasadena area, and I always say the reason why it's my top choice to raise a family is that it's close to LA, but doesn't feel like LA. I currently live on the Westside, but I purposely spend a lot of my free time around Pasadena and the SGV.

Trees and mountains, quiet residential streets, a nice urban core, what's not to love?

No doubt, i grew up in the area and am in Pasadena almost daily for work. Perfect mid size city

IMBY
May 11, 2018, 1:13 PM
^^I do love the design, but in that location it should be 5 floors taller.

I'm surprised Nimby-ridden Santa Monica would even approve of a 9 story building, so be happy.:D Don't be surprised as the construction heads up to floor 7 that they change their minds and cap it off there!:D

One of these days they may even shave off 10 floors of that existing 1970 tower next door, being that it sticks out like a sore thumb!:D I'm sure it's an embarrassment to many in Santa Monica, and a number have cried out for its total demolition! I'm sure many have thought: If we had been more organized in 1970, that monstrosity would never have gotten built!

Illithid Dude
May 16, 2018, 3:56 AM
24 story high rise proposed for half that big parking lot on Fairfax across from The Grove.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/6300_3rd.jpg?itok=8Gtsz8uE

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/6300_3rd1.jpg?itok=UggcMY-3

318 residential units.

Quixote
May 16, 2018, 4:58 AM
Oh boy, here come the NIMBYs.

blackcat23
May 16, 2018, 4:46 PM
C'mon, man! Gimme a link.

http://urbanize.la/post/renderings-revealed-3rd-fairfax-development

24 story high rise proposed for half that big parking lot on Fairfax across from The Grove.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/6300_3rd.jpg?itok=8Gtsz8uE

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/6300_3rd1.jpg?itok=UggcMY-3

318 residential units.

blackcat23
May 18, 2018, 5:21 PM
New renderings for Crossroads Hollywood

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/crossroads%20hollywood%201.jpg?itok=OJqPQFDh (http://urbanize.la/post/heres-new-look-crossroads-hollywood-development)

LosAngelesSportsFan
May 18, 2018, 6:21 PM
Such an important project for Hollywood and that rundown stretch of Sunset. We need to connect Hollywood Blvd, Sunset Blvd, Santa Monica Blvd and all the perpendicular streets with projects like this along with solid infill. Lots of progress has been made but some much more to be done. If every block looked like the area between vine and Cahuenga between Hollywood and Sunset, It would be an awesome neighborhood

colemonkee
May 18, 2018, 11:23 PM
From an aesthetic standpoint, I like the first iteration better, but I'd be happy with either one at this point. Though I'd like for more affordable units. Do we know how many units this will be replacing?

Sloper
May 18, 2018, 11:54 PM
From urbanize.la:

Renderings Revealed for New Pasadena Condominiums

Seven-story development to replace parking lot south of Colorado Boulevard.

Tyler Gonzalez Architects has unveiled renderings for another mixed-use building in Pasadena.

The proposed Oak Knoll Condominiums, slated for the current site of a parking lot at 747 E. Green Street, would consist of a seven-story edifice containing 71 one, two-, and three-bedroom dwellings, as well as a full-floor penthouse. Plans also call for 5,300 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, as well as a three-level basement parking garage.

[...]

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/Oak%20Knoll%20Condominiums%20--%20View%20from%20the%20Street.jpg?itok=WxdshF2a

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/Oak%20Knoll%20Condominiums%20--%20Aerial%20View.jpg?itok=PTTpXgK_

Link: http://urbanize.la/post/renderings-revealed-new-pasadena-condominiums

This is really gorgeous, and I know someone looking to trade in their house in Eagle Rock for something like this! I wonder what they'll be selling for....

Illithid Dude
May 19, 2018, 1:14 AM
Crossroads Hollywood def got value engineered a bit, but it's not too bad. I like how they kept the old Hollywood Reporter building. It's a good touch.

aquablue
May 30, 2018, 3:18 AM
Can you really blame places like Santa Monica or Miami Beach for wanting to keep their charm with height limits? Look at how sunny isles beach ended up, awful.

superfishy
May 30, 2018, 3:40 AM
Can you really blame places like Santa Monica or Miami Beach for wanting to keep their charm with height limits? Look at how sunny isles beach ended up, awful.

I agree. Only a few places can pull off a beachside skyline. Gold Coast, Australia is one of those places in my opinion.

https://i.imgur.com/oaKTMG2.jpg

aquablue
May 30, 2018, 4:08 AM
I agree. Only a few places can pull off a beachside skyline. Gold Coast, Australia is one of those places in my opinion.

https://i.imgur.com/oaKTMG2.jpg

True that is nice. But then again, Miami has height limits which creates a boring plateau effect.

Illithid Dude
Jun 5, 2018, 11:50 PM
Another three story apartment proposed for Santa Monica

Courtesy of Urbanize LA:

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/santa%20monica%20yale%202.jpg?itok=MGd0zQcO

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/santa%20monica%20yale%204.jpg?itok=CbJmpFm-

https://urbanize.la/post/renderings-revealed-santa-monica-yale-development

Contrary to popular opinion, I really like these apartment typologies. I've seen like five or six proposed in the past few months, and think they will go a long way to help urbanize and pedestrianize Santa Monica's low-slung commercial corridors. It doesn't hurt that, perhaps because of Santa Monica's architectural review board, they are all fairly attractive looking. Here's another proposed for Lincoln Boulevard:

https://www.smgov.net/uploadedImages/Departments/PCD/Projects/2903%20Lincoln.JPG

http://d2kcmk0r62r1qk.cloudfront.net/imageSponsors/xlarge/2018_05_01_09_51_21_2903lincoln_exterior.jpg

replacing:

http://westsidecommercial.com/2903lincolnweb/RIMG0021.jpg

blackcat23
Jun 7, 2018, 4:16 PM
Sunset Gower Studios

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/sunset%20gower%206.jpg?itok=SGgUwD7q (https://urbanize.la/post/sunset-gower-studios-development-revealed)

LosAngelesSportsFan
Jun 7, 2018, 8:08 PM
All these 8 - 20 story buildings in Hollywood are great. If the whole area was built with similar aesthetics as the Dream Hotel, The Thompson, etc, it would be awesome.

caligrad
Jun 8, 2018, 5:51 AM
I agree. At first I was mad that Hollywood was turning into stump central but seeing how its evolving, 7-21 story buildings is working well for the area. It doesn't need a massive skyline like Century City or Downtown to be relevant and the infill being wall to wall is turning Hollywood into something that LA doesn't necessarily have yet which is a good thing.

LosAngelesSportsFan
Jun 8, 2018, 6:40 PM
Yup the scale is great for pedestrians. I like that there are some taller projects in the works but im happy with most of core Hollywood being in that 10 - 20 story range

headcheckjj
Jun 11, 2018, 11:15 PM
Looks like they're soil testing for 2900 Wilshire (https://urbanize.la/post/koreatown-property-yield-31-story-apartment-tower). Can anyone confirm that this is the case?