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Old Posted Jan 19, 2012, 11:33 PM
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Anyone know if there is a set date for when Blvd 6200 is supposed to break ground? This is such an important project for Hollywood.
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nice! reminds me of a better, improved version of a recently-opened addition to the universidad de buenos aires:


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Off topic here but it looks like you captured a ghost in that Argentina pic
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Some news from my neck of the woods.

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The Culver Plaza complex on Washington Blvd. is headed for the wrecking ball (it was supposed to be demolished this past weekend, but we hear it was still there this morning) and don't fret, the giant, colorful "Syncopation" mural by Ed Massey has been taken out and moved to the Playa Vista educational facility, according to a press release. But what's up with the demolition? The property, which incidentally is not quite in Culver City, belongs to development/management company NMS Properties, which has been on a tear across the Westside the last few years (they're behind the Santa Monica SCI-Arc killer, the La Cienega nudie bar-adjacent apartments [Luxe@375], and the SaMo Quonset Hut project [Luxe@Broadway]). They'll be bringing yet another "Luxe" to the area, according to their website: 9901 Luxe.

NMS didn't return a call, but according to a public notice for an upcoming zoning hearing on the project, they're planning to build a six-story tall apartment building with 131 units (11 of which would be reserved for "very low income" tenants). The building would also have 12,027 square feet of groundfloor commercial and 253 parking spaces in one level of groundfloor parking and an existing three levels of underground parking. The notice says that "The applicant seeks to allow flexibility for potential commercial space tenants so that a 100% restaurant use scenario may be possible." NMS is also hoping to have less parking for the restaurants than would otherwise be required (one space per 250 square feet rather than one per 100 sf).
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LA Dept. of City Planning has posted the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the East Hollywood Target planned for Sunset/Western. Yeah its a big box store, but its wrapped in retail and its far preferable to what's there now: a desolate strip mall with a Fallas Paredes and an vacant grocery store.

I'd probably be even more excited about this project if it weren't for the fact that we're due to get our own "City Target" downtown that will open later this year.


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I had no clue East Hollywood was getting a Target! thats a great location for a target. gonna clean up some of that easy hollywood grime and its a working class area that could use a target.
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fantastic. such an improvement compared to the utter crap that is there now. slowly but surely...
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I went down there yesterday on my way to Silverlake and I said to my friend that this Fallas needs to be torn down. This is needed to turn that area around. Awesome stuff.
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Agree that this is good; its was proposed some years ago and it looks like the size has been reduced from the original plan.

The current look is more Southern California. Some of the "urban" big boxes we see are appropriate for places like DC or NY with miserable climates, but not right for areas where the outdoors is a place to live in, not a place to avoid.
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This is really great. And note, ladies and gents, no billboards!
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Cool, a new Target in East Hollywood...

...bookended by a new Walgreens in West Hollywood on Santa Monica and Crescent Heights!

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LOHA-Designed WeHo Walgreens Project Approved







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Cool, a new Target in East Hollywood...

...bookended by a new Walgreens in West Hollywood on Santa Monica and Crescent Heights!

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LOHA-Designed WeHo Walgreens Project Approved

More pics in the link/article.
Very nice; WeHo is now adopting an urban look with higher density and usable spaces, but without the oppressive "wall to the sidewalk" look of older cities. The kind of look that should be in most parts of LA except DT proper.
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Very nice; WeHo is now adopting an urban look with higher density and usable spaces, but without the oppressive "wall to the sidewalk" look of older cities. The kind of look that should be in most parts of LA except DT proper.
But I love that love that wall to sidewalk look....
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But I love that love that wall to sidewalk look....
I like it too in moderate quantities. But even in NY, avenues like Park, 5th and Madison have setbacks and occasional plazas, etc. Smaller streets have steps and stoops, pocket parks, churches, etc., creating breathing space. This actually characerizes famous districts like the Village and Gramercy Park and Brooklyn Heights, for that matter.

European cities are famous for parks, squares, plazas, roundabouts, etc.

Much of Wilshire has the right idea for LA as a whole: medium or high-rise, but access to space and sunlight.
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The Vermont

Wilshire Center's Facebook page gives a few details on the upcoming and long-awaited project at Wilshire/Vermont.

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Yesterday the J.h Snyder Co. gave an overview of the 11,860 sq. ft. open space design for the The Vermont project at Wilshire and Vermont. The developer will be pulling the building permit on April 2nd and a ground breaking event should follow shortly after.

The 491,000 sq.-ft. project includes two towers, 464 apartments, a 11,860 sq. ft. public open space, 27,000 square feet of retail space, and 14,000 square feet of restaurant space. The developer has agreed to partner with community non-profit organizations to build 96 affordable-housing units in projects around the area.
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Man...is LA seeing a secondary boom? Really exciting times right now.
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Man...is LA seeing a secondary boom? Really exciting times right now.
I think it is still just remnants from the last boom, but its still exciting nonetheless.

Also, I'd love to see the new design for the building, the one that takes into consideration all the criticism that the last design got.
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Also, I'd love to see the new design for the building, the one that takes into consideration all the criticism that the last design got.
Is that a new rendering?



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Ok, not so enhanced. Hopefully they release updated renderings soon.
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That looks like a new rendering to me. Or at least a new angle. Can't really make anything else out besides that.
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That looks like a new rendering to me. Or at least a new angle. Can't really make anything else out besides that.
Yeah...if the right side of the image is indeed Vermont (hard to get a bearing without a frame of reference), then the Vermont side of the building looks a lot more transparent than in the previous rendering. Maybe they took the criticism about the blank walls to heart!
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