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Old Posted Mar 25, 2008, 9:20 AM
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Like i've said before, unless something like the High-Speed Rail project is built, Suburban projects such as the ones mentioned, and to a certain degree, Suburbia ITSELF, will die and fade away.


In my opinion, high speed rail and suburbia are not tied together. I don't believe a high speed rail line between SF and LA, or even San Diego is being designed to handle daily work commuters, and the cost to ride it will also make daily commute prohibitive. ( It will be designed for longer travel, like taking a plane.) If and when one line is built, most suburbans in the LA region won't be anywhere near a station to have any effect on suburbia thriving or dying in the LA region. Metrolink and expanding light rail is tying LA suburbs together for more than a high speed line ever will.
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you still haven't addressed why you think that suburbia will die and fade away.
Apparantly you haven't fully read my post.....

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And not everyone wants to spend $60-and-up to fill their gas tanks.
And thats not to say suburbia will never be still alive to a CERTAIN degree. Once more production of electric-powered cars dominate the automobile industry, there will still be those who refuse to acknowledge the long commute from their home to their job.

But by that time, Downtown will probably have already started gaining more momentum in the long process of reviving the Urban Core.
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2008, 4:31 PM
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From Daily News Los Angeles

Last stage set to start on NoHo Commons

By Sue Doyle, Staff Writer
Article Last Updated: 03/24/2008 09:20:29 PM PDT


NORTH HOLLYWOOD - City officials broke ground Monday on the third and final phase of the $375 million NoHo Commons project, designed to transform the heart of town into an upscale commercial development with retail, entertainment and residential space.

Spanning three acres at the corner of Lankershim Boulevard and Weddington Street, the final part of the project will cost $79.4 million and will include a seven-screen Laemmle movie theater, a 700-space parking garage, an 182,000 square-foot office building with retail and the relocation of the historic Phil's Diner from Chandler Boulevard.

"NoHo Commons is nothing less than a blockbuster hit," said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning.

Bulldozers will start digging in 90 days for the multistory project, with doors expected to open around December 2009.

Already, the NoHo Commons project has attracted a number of new businesses to the once-overlooked area. Nearby streets are now lined with small cafes and their latte-sipping hipsters, yoga dens and eclectic eateries.

A joint deal between Los Angeles-based developer J.H. Snyder Company and the city's Community Redevelopment Agency, the large-scale project sits near the North Hollywood Metro station for the Orange and Red lines.

"This is a victory day," said Bruce Ackerman, vice chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency board. "This is really the rebirth of a region we highly hold up to the rest of the world."

Last June, the second phase of the project brought 292 lofts, a HOWS supermarket, a bank, a mobile-phone store and several restaurants. Six months earlier, a 438-unit, mixed-income residential-rental project was erected.

Of the 730 new housing units in NoHo Commons, 143 are set aside for low- to moderate-income residents, according to Community Redevelopment Agency officials.

Recognizing the historic ticket booth still standing at El Portal Theater, Marilyn White-Sedel pointed to where shops once stood 51 years ago when she first shopped on Lankershim Boulevard.

Witnessing weathering and neglect of the area over time, the Studio City woman is pleased to see it proudly stand once again.

"The revitalization is fine," said Sedel. "It was going downhill."
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2008, 8:09 PM
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^I can't remember what the NoHo Commons project looks like. Can someone post a pic or rendering please?
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This is from the developer, not sure how current it is:



www.jhsnyder.net
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Does someone know any information (pictures, etc..) about "The Century"
How is it progressing?
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Does someone know any information (pictures, etc..) about "The Century"
How is it progressing?
The Century has it's own thread here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=130790
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Koreatown Update from Angelenic.com


http://www.angelenic.com/constructio...hree/#more-489

The Gardens at Wilshire Center


Credit: Fridayinla

The six-story mixed-use apartment complex at Wilshire and Hobart is scheduled to open later this spring. Gardens at Wilshire Center will offer 159 rental units with one, two and three bedroom floor plans. The ground level will contain 7,500 square feet of retail space.

According to the project’s website, building amenities include gated parking, two courtyards, swimming pool and Jacuzzi spa, gas barbeques and picnic tables, state-of-the-art fitness center with sauna, business center, and a rooftop deck with a screening room.

Developer Mac Chandler tells angelenic the project’s initial retail tenant should be executing a lease early next month.



Kenmore Tower


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A new eight-story residential structure is under construction on Kenmore north of 6th Street. SLAB Architecture designed the project which will contain 42 luxury units ranging from 1,360 to 1,960 square feet. Excavation work on site looks to be complete, but little progress has been made since December.

Construction is planned for completion in 2009.


Solair Wilshire


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Solair Wilshire located on the northeast corner of Wilshire and Western has completely topped out, and the structure’s glass curtain wall is now being applied on all sides of the residential tower.

The project’s ancillary retail center designed to front the Metro Purple Line station, broke ground several weeks ago. A total of 40,000 square-feet of commercial space is planned for the development. No tenants have been announced.

Solair Wilshire will be completed by late 2009.
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The Century has it's own thread here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=130790
Thank you
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Took the Red Line (which was packed!!) to Amoeba to load up on some music today and thought I'd drop a little Hollywood update on ya...

W Hollywood

Looking south from Hollywood



Mmmmmm. Red dress. Argharghargh!!!



Looking south from Vine



Looking north from Selma and Vine




Sunset & Vine

I think those panels in the center ruin the design. It'll look even worse with giant ads. Unless it's the girl in the red dress.





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Construction update + Battlestar Gallactica... what more could we ask for?
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From Today's L.A. Times-

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...,6668664.story

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Beverly Hills approves condo project
A $500-million condo-hotel plan may also win City Council passage. Many residents are concerned about traffic congestion.
By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
April 11, 2008


To the dismay of residents wary of overdevelopment, the Beverly Hills City Council has approved a high-rise condo and retail project for the eight-acre site of the defunct Robinsons-May department store.

What's more, the council is expected Tuesday to approve an ambitious $500-million proposal by the Beverly Hilton to add condos and the West Coast's first Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to the mid-century Hilton's fabled site. The two projects would be next-door neighbors at Wilshire and Santa Monica, one of the busiest intersections in the region.

The 9900 Wilshire project would include a small amount of retail and restaurant space and 235 ultra-luxury condo units in two buildings -- one beginning at nine stories and stepping up to 13 and the other starting at 13 stories and rising to 15.

Candy & Candy, a London-based firm known for building "super-premium" residences, bought the property a year ago for $500 million from New Pacific Realty, a Beverly Hills firm that had paid $33.5 million just three years earlier. New Pacific was planning to spend $500 million to redevelop the site with a number of environmentally innovative elements.

http://www.9900wilshire.com/
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Man i wish we could reclad every 60s modernist atrocity in the city.
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^Steve2726 just posted that.
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Would have been hilarious if there was a porky little kid in the pic rather than captain beefhead there.
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On the first page, 9900 Wilshire moved to "approved".

I moved Wilshire Center and Hotel Emhurst back down to "approved. I believe these two are stalled at "site prep" and are most likely stuck due to the credit crunch. If anyone sees movement on these, let us know.
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