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Old Posted Mar 21, 2012, 11:38 PM
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Man, there needs to be some way to reform the building construction/input/entitlement process, so that the self-absorbed, whiny NIMBY's are not able to wield as much influence or be able to spout their selfish, inane rhetoric.
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Man, there needs to be some way to reform the building construction/input/entitlement process, so that the self-absorbed, whiny NIMBY's are not able to wield as much influence or be able to spout their selfish, inane rhetoric.
agreed. this is the single biggest impediment to smart, infill development in LA. every worthwhile project is delayed by 6 - 12 months at least because some idiot sues that his view is blocked
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Excellent news. what ridiculous arguments by the nimby. when is this supposed to break ground?

In another article i read it said "site preparation work" (whatever that entails) has already begun.

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In another article i read it said "site preparation work" (whatever that entails) has already begun.
Site Preparation means that clearing of debris in the work site, and grading, along with shoring the neighboring properties is there is below grade levels. Like Foundation work, its boring and a non event process.
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2012, 1:43 AM
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From The LA Daily News:

A park over the Hollywood Freeway one step closer to reality

The seemingly wild dream of a park on top of the Hollywood Freeway took a baby step toward reality Tuesday.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for the first time met with local officials about the proposed 44-acre Hollywood Central Park, which would create a street-level expanse of green over the capped freeway between Hollywood and Santa Monica Boulevards.

Rep. Adam Schiff, who was in the Washington D.C. meeting along with representatives from Friends of the Hollywood Central Park, said LaHood was interested in the project and offered to have his staff work to help plan next steps.

Schiff said the meeting was "a very positive development."

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What a dream come true it'd be if this ever got completed. Of all the projects that have popped up over the last 5 years or so in the Southland, this one seemed the most like science fiction.
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2012, 5:02 AM
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^totally agree. And according to someone that commented today as a guest on the curbed article posted today... Glendale is apparently jumping in in the freeway cap park bonanza...
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2012, 5:46 PM
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The Wilshire/Vermont project has been listed as under construction for the past month or two and I have still yet to see any proof of it. A project of this scale would have for sure announced its ground breaking ceremony.
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2012, 6:21 AM
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This project is expected to start this year. It is on Selma and Highland. 200 apartments. 80 million dollars. It was mentioned in the LA Times article JDR posted a little back.
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2012, 6:28 AM
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^ That's actually not bad looking. I like the use of wood paneling on the facade. Is this on the north or south side of Selma? There are buildings on both sides that would need to be knocked down for this, but this would be an improvement on what's there on either side.
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2012, 7:08 AM
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^ That's actually not bad looking. I like the use of wood paneling on the facade. Is this on the north or south side of Selma? There are buildings on both sides that would need to be knocked down for this, but this would be an improvement on what's there on either side.
North side.
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The parking lot on the Northeast corner still has a CBRE for sale sign on it.
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Facelift Project for Hollywood Stirs Divisions (NY Times)

Facelift Project for Hollywood Stirs Divisions

By ADAM NAGOURNEY
Published: March 28, 2012
NY Times

"LOS ANGELES — Hollywood, once a sketchy neighborhood in a spiral of petty crime and decay, has been well on its way over the past 10 years to becoming a bustling tourist destination and nightlife district. But now it is on the verge of another transformation: to a decidedly un-Californian urban enclave pierced by skyscrapers, clustered around public transportation and animated pedestrian street life.


A zoning change would allow skyscrapers to loom over Capitol Records Tower, a 13-story landmark just off Hollywood and Vine. (Monica Almeida/The New York Times)

A far-reaching rezoning plan that would turn parts of Hollywood into a mini-city — with residential and commercial towers rising on streets like Vine, Hollywood and Sunset — has won the support of key Los Angeles officials. And it has set off a storm of opposition from residents fearful that it would destroy the rakish small-town charm of their community with soaring anodyne buildings that block views of the Hollywood Hills (and its iconic sign) and overwhelm streets with traffic.

“More is not better, bigger is not better,” Sarajane Schwartz, the president of the Hollywoodland Homeowners Association, told City Council members and planners at a lively three-hour hearing on Tuesday. “Hollywood needs limits, protections and preservations, not structuring and high density. Please save Hollywood. Once it’s lost it will be gone forever..."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/us...pagewanted=all
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Small town charm of their community? Surely these people are delusion windbags. You don't live in L freakin A for a small town charm feel, freaking NIMBY scum.
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Old Posted Mar 29, 2012, 5:39 PM
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Why does "California" always have to entail lower density and setbacks? Is San Francisco not California? Is downtown LA not California? Its not like all of New York State looks like New York City, but it makes sense to have density in NYC, just as it does in Hollywood.
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Small town charm of their community? Surely these people are delusion windbags. You don't live in L freakin A for a small town charm feel, freaking NIMBY scum.
I couldn't have said it better myself. It's not like Hollywood Blvd is some backwater corner of California. Similarly, if LA is going to continue to invest billions of dollars in transit, as it has done with the Red Line, you should get at least moderately-dense development next to the stations.
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I think these people have yet to hear the recent news that LA is the most dense urban area in the nation. And Hollywood is among the most dense parts of LA.
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Old Posted Mar 29, 2012, 7:23 PM
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Facelift Project for Hollywood Stirs Divisions

By ADAM NAGOURNEY
Published: March 28, 2012
NY Times

"LOS ANGELES — Hollywood, once a sketchy neighborhood in a spiral of petty crime and decay, has been well on its way over the past 10 years to becoming a bustling tourist destination and nightlife district. But now it is on the verge of another transformation: to a decidedly un-Californian urban enclave pierced by skyscrapers, clustered around public transportation and animated pedestrian street life.


A zoning change would allow skyscrapers to loom over Capitol Records Tower, a 13-story landmark just off Hollywood and Vine. (Monica Almeida/The New York Times)

A far-reaching rezoning plan that would turn parts of Hollywood into a mini-city — with residential and commercial towers rising on streets like Vine, Hollywood and Sunset — has won the support of key Los Angeles officials. And it has set off a storm of opposition from residents fearful that it would destroy the rakish small-town charm of their community with soaring anodyne buildings that block views of the Hollywood Hills (and its iconic sign) and overwhelm streets with traffic.

“More is not better, bigger is not better,” Sarajane Schwartz, the president of the Hollywoodland Homeowners Association, told City Council members and planners at a lively three-hour hearing on Tuesday. “Hollywood needs limits, protections and preservations, not structuring and high density. Please save Hollywood. Once it’s lost it will be gone forever..."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/us...pagewanted=all
WOWW =D that photo of vine st looks awesome.. imagine that tall 40 story tower behind the capitol records tower LOVE IT... vine st is close to having that skycraper canyone look and feel... LOVE IT..

someone commented on that NY times article that something like "LA has earthquakes.. the city should refrain from building tall buildings at all cost.. yada yada yada"... really??? nobody is worried about that bullshit anymore lol TOKYO and SAN FRANCISCO are in major shit too right??? thats why they keep building UP??? what a douche.
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2012, 12:14 AM
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1st of all, the time NY Times says anything about LA that actually reflects how the things really are here, will be the first. Whenever i read their articles about LA, positive or negative, i feel like they're writing about some completely different place than the one i live in.

Now as to the nimby protests in Hollywood, here's a similar article from the "boom" years. http://chrisleinberger.com/docs/Abou...oom_050608.pdf
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2012, 6:54 AM
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Please save Hollywood. Once it’s lost it will be gone forever..."
Lol. Could this person be more dramatic? Anything to get their way.
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Lol. Could this person be more dramatic? Anything to get their way.
lol if there was a like button for this i would totally like.... like it!!! lol
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