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Old Posted May 6, 2008, 8:50 PM
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Well..The Real World is coming back to LA. Go egg their house.

So I caught a few episodes of "The Real World - Hollywood" this weekend. It was fun to play "I Spy" with the different clubs, restaurants, etc. in the background shots. But I also did a lot of cringing. If you know the area, then you will know that so many shots of them walking down the streets have them walking along big expansive parking lots. "Sigh"

Pali House, The W, Blvd 6200, much of Columbia Sq, and many other developments are being built on these huge parking lots. Anyone sad to see these go, or thinks losing these will change the character of Hollywood for the worst, lives in a Hollywood Fantasyland.
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Seriously, what falvor is hollywood losing? Nothing of importance has been torn down since this recent redevelopment began. Hollywood already lost all of its flavor long before Hollywood and Highland. You cant talk about the good old days with the Brown Derby, when there is no more Brown Derby. Instead of parking lots around the remaining iconic establishments, we have more stores and condos. Is this a bad thing?! I think not.
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Unless it was the parking lot where you scored with Mary Jane Rotten Crotch after giving her $20 bucks, no one is going to cry over a parking lot.
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Certainly not every new Hollywood project can be seen here, but check out the new nighttime skyline of the booming neighborhood and its under-construction W Hotel & Residences. Is this rendering reality? The project will offer a 305-room hotel and 143 residences. Prices start at $800,000, sizes of the units start at 1,000 square feet and the whole thing will be finished by October 2009. A tour of the sales office to follow.
· W Hotel and Residences [Official Site]
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I like the night rendering, but is it supposed to be during a blackout in Hollywood, and The W is the only building maintaining lights? Because... that's a good reason to buy there.
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Oh god, that just has to get built!
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It is getting built. It's already two stories out of the ground.
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It is getting built. It's already two stories out of the ground.
, but I was being sarcastic.
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Looks like the Metro station will be well intergrated with the project. Very nice.
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Old Posted May 9, 2008, 9:27 PM
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i also love the massing of this building. its dense and tightly packed. I wish LA would stick to building projects of this height or smaller and not try to go for 35-40 story toothpicks on a podium.

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yeah. I've always loved that block after block of tightly packed ~10 story buildings look. Like berlin, or paris, or tons of european cities. Its very good human scale, and also very urban.
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Beverly Hills Council OKs Waldorf-Astoria Complex

By JACOB ADELMAN
May 12, 2008

LOS ANGELES - The Beverly Hills City Council on Monday approved a plan to build a Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and two condominium buildings on the grounds of the Beverly Hilton, but area residents concerned about traffic vowed to derail the $500 million project with a petition drive.

The 4-1 vote to allow a zoning change was the final approval necessary for the project to go forward. It followed last month's approval of an amendment to the city's general plan that was needed by developers.

Opponents said they were gathering signatures to put the general plan amendment up for referendum on the November ballot.

"The campaign to put it on the ballot is to let voters decide if it makes sense to have three big high-rises at the busiest intersection in Beverly Hills," said Larry Larson, a leader of the petition drive and vice president of the Beverly Hills North Homeowners Association.

Increasing traffic congestion has become a major concern throughout metropolitan Los Angeles.

Larson said construction foes began their signature drive on Saturday and that he foresaw no problem collecting the 2,200 signatures needed by the May 29 deadline.

Hilton Hotels Corp. (nyse: HLT - news - people ), which owns the Waldorf-Astoria brand, plans to demolish all structures on the nine-acre Beverly Hilton property except the existing hotel's main eight-story tower, said Beverly Hilton Vice President Corinne Verdery, who is in charge of the project.

In their place would stand a 170-room, five-star hotel, two luxury condo buildings with a total of about 100 units and a conference center, as well as a landscaped garden studded with public art works that would be accessible to the community, Verdery said.

Larson and other opponents said the condominiums would draw more traffic to the already cramped streets and that workers at the hotel-and-condo complex would take up parking spaces on nearby streets.

But Verdery said the hotel's plan to move all parking into an underground structure would add some 1,300 new parking spaces to the Beverly Hilton's existing 818 spots. She said an extra lane would also be cut out of each edge of the triangle-shaped property in order to alleviate traffic.

"We've taken a very close look at parking and traffic," she said.

Beverly Hilton officials also said the project would add more than $750 million to Beverly Hills' coffers over 30 years and would draw new customers to local shops and restaurants.

The Beverly Hilton complex will be the chain's first Waldorf-Astoria on the West Coast.
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Ground-breaking takes place next week on this new affordable housing development on Sierra Bonita and Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. Affordable housing never looked so good--we're digging the exterior skin. Designed by Tighe Architecture, the project is a five-story mixed use development with 42 one-bedroom units. Retail will be located along the ground floor, and the project is expected to comply with Weho's recent Green Building Ordinance. The project is being developed by the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation , and according to their site, there are plans to rent one third of the units to seniors on fixed minimal incomes, another third to disabled persons, including many people living with HIV/AIDS, and the remaining units to families with limited incomes.
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^^^ fu¢k yes!

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That does look pretty nice. Funky, even. Apparently the tenants won't have much furniture, though.
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REVAMP: Vine Street Tower, an eight-story office
building, is planned for Vine Street and Selma
Avenue.


L.A. Agency Plans Low-Income Homes, New Offices for Hollywood

CRA commissioners approve a five-year revitalization plan for the area.

By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
May 16, 2008

Denser, taller and less-pricey neighborhoods are ahead for Hollywood under a revitalization plan approved Thursday by the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency.

Agency commissioners voted unanimously to help finance a series of residential and commercial projects that backers say will add much-needed low-income housing and "first-class" office space to the area by 2013.

The five-year development plan will add 404 low- and moderate-income apartments for families that otherwise would be priced out of the housing market. It also provides space for programs that cater to the homeless and to young runaways who often flock to Hollywood Boulevard.

The approval came as some Hollywood residents complained of a looming lack of adequate parking for newcomers and others decried the growing nightclub scene, which has become an important element of the emerging "new" Hollywood.

But the clubs also are helping turn the area into what was described to commissioners as "Alcohollywood" and a growing site of mysterious arson fires.

There was largely praise for the five-year plan, however. During a two-hour public hearing held at one of Hollywood's clubs, the Music Box, a parade of supporters thanked the agency for its role over the last two decades in aiding the community's resurgence from half a century of decline.

City Council President Eric Garcetti, who represents a portion of Hollywood, said $2 billion in private investment already has been poured into the area, turning blighted parts of town into showcases.

He cited a $14-million mixed-use development at Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue as one of the successes. The CRA contributed $3.7 million to the project, which consists of 60 affordable rental units -- most of which are occupied by what the agency calls "very low-income households."

The Hollywood and Western corner "has taken away the stigma of affordable housing," turning what once was an eyesore into one of the city's "most dynamic" intersections, Garcetti told commissioners.

Low-income projects planned over the next five years include the $7-million Villas at Gower, which will offer 70 "very low-income housing units" along with supportive services for homeless families and what the CRA calls "transitional youths."

Part of the W hotel complex under construction at Hollywood and Vine Street will by 2010 include 375 rental units, including 74 classified as "affordable to low-income."

Four historic bungalow courts in Hollywood and 10 in east Hollywood will be rehabilitated. Several other sites labeled by the CRA as "blighted" will be used for 220 single-occupancy units for very-low income residents and for 87 market-rate rentals.

By 2011, an eight-story, glass-sided office structure called the Vine Street Tower is planned at Vine and Selma Avenue. "Blighted conditions addressed by this project include economic stagnation due to a shortage of first-class office space and space for entertainment uses," a redevelopment agency report states.

Representatives of social services organizations and nonprofit groups that have received assistance from the agency or that are in line to in the future praised the five-year plan. Several said the new projects represent "smart growth" and the dictum of "building up, not out."

But critics included longtime Hollywood activist John Walsh, who chided the agency. "Welcome to Alcohollywood. The CRA invented it," he said of what he complained is an over-concentration of nightclubs and alcoholic beverage licenses in the area.

"The CRA's Hollywood is the unsolved arson capital of the world," Walsh said, citing recent fires that have destroyed several clubs and a landmark church that a developer had tried to turn into a club.

Longtime Hollywood AIDS clinic operator Miki Jackson worries that not enough planning is being done for future parking needs. She suggested that the redevelopment agency has outlived its usefulness and that its estimated $726.3-million budget for the coming fiscal year might be better used to offset the city's fiscal deficit.

"There are times when you just don't make sense any more, and I think the CRA has arrived at that," Jackson said.

Ziggy Kruse, manager of a shop that was closed when the agency initiated eminent domain proceedings against 30 small businesses to clear the way for the W hotel project in 2006, said she still has not found a new job.

"I'm living proof your plan doesn't work," Kruse told commissioners.

The panel did not respond directly. But board member Alejandro Ortiz counseled CRA staff members to pay heed.

"A lot of times the criticism is harsh, but it's correct. So stay open" minded, Ortiz advised.
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^ Another deadzone to be eliminated. It should form a nice little urban wall.
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Yup, and I hope that most of those projects slated for the 5 year plan rise up along Selma. Thats a key street in maintaining connectivity and flow between Sunset and Hollywood. I'm also glad they're bringing office space to Hollywood, helping the hood become more well rounded. Right now Hollywood is combination of a club/bar corridor and tacky tourist hood. But once more amenities come in like the Whole Foods at the W, as well as office space for workers, we'll see Hollywood emerge as a full fledged hood, a type of Pasadena but with more edge/glamour.
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^ Which is what it should be. Keep it hip. Keep it edgy. Keep it 'Hollywood.' But make it much more well rounded.

And as far as this is concerned:

I'm poor as shit. Can I live there?
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A larger rendering of the proposed building at Selma and Vine...

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The Selma and Vine project looks nice (it's currently a surface lot with a mom and pop burger stand), but what's with the huge blank wall on the right? I hope that's just a "place filler" for what could go next door and not the face of a parking garage.
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