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Long Beach’s Tallest Building Set to Break Ground 35-story tower would rise at Ocean Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue.

Long Beach’s new tallest building is preparing to break ground at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue, according to LongBeachize.
The project, a follow-up to the $70-million Current apartment tower next-door, calls for the construction of a 35-story building that would feature 315 residential units, approximately 6,700 square feet of commercial space and five levels of subterranean parking accommodations for 458 vehicles.
LongBeachize reports that the new building, which is tentatively called the East Tower, will feature a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments ranging from 520 square feet to 1,176 square feet in size.
Carrier Johnson + Culture and RELM Studio are designing the project, which would rise to a maximum height of 417 feet above street level, eclipsing the Long Beach World Trade Center.  It would be located across a 10,000-square-foot public plaza which will be shared with the Current. Continue reading

34-story tower planned for Brentwood moving forward

housing trust fund over the next four years.
The project, located at 11770 Wilshire Boulevard, would replace an existing commercial building with 376 units of housing—16 of them set aside for very low-income households (those making less than half of LA’s median income).
The development is now also set to include a nearly 1-acre public park (more than twice the size of what was formerly proposed) at the intersection of Wilshire and Stoner Avenue.
Known as the Landmark Apartments, the project has been in the works for several years and has undergone at least one redesign in that time (it was once scheduled to open in 2017).continue reading

Downtown Developer Considers Reviving Proposed Spring Street Tower

The revised concept, designed by asap/adam sokol architecture practice pllc, envisions a 45-story tower on the property at 525 S. Spring Street, featuring 360 residential units, 25,000 square feet of street-fronting commercial space and a below-grade parking garage.  Renderings portray the approximately 500-foot building with an angular form that shifts to create open space along the property lines.  The exterior is composed of varying shades of blue glass that gradually lighten moving up the tower.
Hellen has pondered several development schemes for 525 Spring in the past.
Originally, Hellen had sought to construct a larger parking garage on the lot to serve businesses in the Spring Street Arcade.  He would eventually rethink the project as a 12-story building featuring residential units and commercial space. Continue reading

Jamison Begins Clearing Way for Another K-Town Development. Debut des Traveaux

Koreatown’s biggest landlord, Jamison Services, Inc., has started clearing away several small commercial buildings at 3980 Wilshire Boulevard to make way for a mixed-use development.
The property, located at the southeast corner of Wilshire and Wilton Place, is slated for a seven-story building that will feature 228 studo, one- and two-bedroom apartments and 17,000 square feet of street-fronting commercial space.  Plans also call for underground parking for 340 vehicles, as well as amenities such as a rooftop deck, a fitness center, a swimming pool and a courtyard. Continu reading

Second Apex Tower Halfway to 28-Story Peak

Developer Holland Partner Group has progressed to the 14th floor above ground on the long-awaited second tower at the Apex property in South Park.
Located at the southeast corner of 9th and Figueroa Streets, the mixed-use development will eventually stand 28 stories and feature 341 apartments above 11,600 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.  Plans also call for a rooftop amenity deck, prominent digital signage and an underground parking garage. Continue reading

Fresh Renderings for the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Development

A staff report to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission offers up new renderings for Capri Capital Partners’ proposed redevelopment of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza shopping mall.
The master plan for the project, which emerged in late 2014, calls for adding more that 2 million of programmed space to the 43-acre site, which is located at the corner of Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevards.  A full buildout of the development would include: Continue reading

Hollywood Office Tower Takes Another Haircut

Hudson Pacific Properties will scale back a proposed office building in Hollywood after coming to an agreement with Measure S proponent AIDS Healthcare Foundation, reports the Los Angeles Times.
In exchange for AHF dropping its lawsuit against the project, HPP will cut the height of its Epic development at 5901 Sunset Boulevard from 15 stories to 13 stories and abandon plans to build a ground-floor supermarket.
Settlement talks have started for a second lawsuit with an adjacent property owner, according to the Times. Continue reading

Fresh Renderings for Onni’s Times Mirror Square Redevelopment Two towers to rise adjacent to the historic L.A. Times headquarters.

by Steven Sharp on June 29, 2017, 7:53PM
Onni Group’s updated plan for the redevelopment of the Times Mirror Square complex has been unveiled through an initial study published by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.
The project, which first emerged in late 2016, calls for demolishing a 1970s expansion of the historic Los Angeles Times headquarters and the construction of modern high-rise towers in its place.  Onni would also retain and rehabilitated the original 1930s and 1940s buildings as creative office space.
Architecture firm A.C. Martin is designing the project, which calls for towers of 37 and 53 stories along Broadway between 1st and 2nd Streets.  The new construction would create 1,127 residential units, seated atop approximately 34,000 square feet of street-fronting commercial space and a parking podium.
With peak heights of 665 feet and 488 feet above street level, the towers are similar in scale to similar high-rise developments planned nearby, including those at 232 W. 2nd Street and within the Grand Avenue Project. Continue reading

Los Angeles City Council approves Lucas Museum 2 comments “An incredible institution that will inspire generations to come”

“It’s going to be a slam dunk,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said about approving plans to build the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles. He was right.

The proposal breezed past its final hurdle in City Hall on Tuesday, with the Los Angeles City Council enthusiastically approving plans to build the new, futuristic-looking art museum in Exposition Park.
George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson had a tough time finding a home for the museum—initially striking out in Chicago and San Francisco.
“Who knew it’d be so hard to give away a museum?” Hobson said, half-joking. “Despite this long journey, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art was always meant to be in Los Angeles.” continue reading

The Wilshire Grand—LA’s tallest tower—opens today

The Wilshire Grand Center—which opens to the public today—narrowly eclipses the U.S. Bank Tower as the tallest skyscraper in Los Angeles. But what might stand out to Angelenos more than the height is the tower’s ornamental top.

It is the first Downtown high-rise to be built since Los Angeles City Hall in 1928 that will not have a flat roof. Instead, at its apex, is a glass “crown” and light-up spire that rises above the 73rd floor. It’s because of that unique, decorative roofline that Los Angeles is home to the tallest skyscraper west of Chicago. Continue reading