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Old Posted Apr 13, 2018, 5:38 PM
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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.
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2018, 7:15 PM
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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.
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2018, 1:09 AM
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^ 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).

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

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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.
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2018, 9:03 PM
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I will mourn the loss of The Bungalow, but other than that, I think this is great.
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2018, 9:05 PM
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^^I do love the design, but in that location it should be 5 floors taller.
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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
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Old Posted Apr 18, 2018, 5:12 AM
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Urbanized stuff from recently:

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







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)

















I really love the architecture and scale of these. 1000 more across LA and we good.
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Old Posted Apr 18, 2018, 2:37 PM
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^ I, for one, can't wait to eat at "Star & Roses"!
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Old Posted Apr 24, 2018, 11:58 PM
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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

Expo Sepulveda Project


Expo Sepulveda Project 2


Expo Culver City Station


Expo Culver City Project

Expo Culver City Project 2

Across The Street from the Station is another Project

Expo Culver City Project 3

Expo La Cienega Station

Expo La Cienega Project

Expo La Cienega Project 2

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.
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Cool updates! I'm confused though. Is the 30 story building at the La Cienga actually under construction too?
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Old Posted Apr 26, 2018, 4:23 AM
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^ 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.
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Old Posted Apr 27, 2018, 12:29 AM
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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!
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Old Posted May 9, 2018, 2:52 AM
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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.

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Link: http://urbanize.la/post/renderings-r...a-condominiums
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Old Posted May 9, 2018, 2:56 AM
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That's a beautiful development. Pasadena is so damned nice - why does it have to be so far from everything!
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Old Posted May 9, 2018, 2:58 AM
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That's a beautiful development. Pasadena is so damned nice - why does it have to be so far from everything!
I freakin LOVE Pasadena.
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If only the rest of LA could look like Pasadena...
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Old Posted May 9, 2018, 5:01 AM
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Developments in LA proper could look like this if standards were in place for such.
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Old Posted May 9, 2018, 3:36 PM
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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?
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