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$165-Million Development Takes Form on Marina del Rey Waterfront

Construction continues at the $165-million AMLI MDR development in Marina del Rey.
The collection of five-story buildings, located on an L-shaped property at Via Marina and Panay Way, will feature 585 apartments in addition to a variety of on-site amenities, including swimming pools and neighborhood-serving commercial space.
TCA Architects designed the waterfront development in the image of a boathouse, featuring a simple shed roof and exposed rafters.  A pedestrian paseo wraps the perimeter of the nearly 10-acre property.
Construction is on pace to wrap up next year, as work ramps up for a similar development next door.
AMLI MDR Archive (Urbanize LA). Continue reading 

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

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

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

Culver City Office Building Announces Tenants The C3 development is now 35 percent preleased. Tout Nouveau Tout Beau

JLL and IDS Real estate Group have announced the signing of two new tenants at Culver City’s C3 development, the first tenants in the new creative office complex rising at 5800 Bristol Parkway.
The speculative project, located just east of the Westfield Culver City shopping mall, features more than 280,000 square feet of office space across seven floors.  Leases with the firms Henkel and Dentsu Aegis Network/Carat account for 49,000 square feet each, or approximately 35 percent of the total space within building. Continue reading

Here’s the new plan for the future of Downtown Santa Monica

“Common sense will tell you. When a city is built out the only place left to go will be upward Unless you are going to have to destroy the old to make room for the new. Unfortunately the resident of Santa Monica are not fan of tall buildings the like of Manhattan in New York They are more contente to the style of Paris 4 to 5 story buildings. so The city 20 years plans is taking that into account. Fortunately it is only a 20 years plan not an for ever lasting plan with subject to change. “


City planners in Santa Monica are laying out a vision for how Downtown will look in the next 20 years, with rules for how tall buildings can be and how much housing will be built.

Six years in the making, the Downtown Community Plan was released this week. Some parts are pretty progressive—it prioritizes pedestrians and public transit and expands affordable housing requirements, for example. But the consensus is that it caters to slow-growthers, residents who aren’t totally opposed to development but who are fighting to keep the city from growing too much.

“We’re talking about a lower scale downtown. We’re not talking about Manhattan here. We’re talking about 4 or 5 stories,” the plan’s principal author, Peter James, told the Santa Monica Daily Press.

The plan is in the final stretch—but it’s not a done-deal. The City Council still needs to approve it, and before that happens, it will be vetted by the planning commission in six public meetings.

The document is robust. We picked out five of the most compelling elements and highlighted them below. To read the full plan, go here . Continu reading

Site Cleared for Future Hollywood Apartments

The former home of Hollywood Billiards has met with the wrecking ball, clearing the way for the construction of the neighborhood’s latest residential-retail complex.

The 1.1-acre property, located at 5750 Hollywood Boulevard, will yield a seven-story building that has been described as a new gateway to East Hollywood.  Plans call for 161 residential units – including 14 for very low income households – above 5,700 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and an underground parking garage for for 271 vehicles and 96 bicycles. continu reading