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Old Posted May 5, 2022, 10:07 PM
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WHAT??? What is this bullsh*t?!? On Wilshire....
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^ Yeah, there's no way the city should sign off on that. If you want to develop housing on Wilshire, it needs to have density suited for the LA of today... not the LA of 1940.
The adaptive reuse of the Farmers Insurance Building is a great idea. Not a fan of keeping that surface lot next to it though. They should turn that into a park or a grocery store. As for the 16 single family homes, yeah, they should go for something with higher density instead. Nothing in this particular stretch of Wilshire is particularly tall, so perhaps a mixed use 5-over-1 would be appropriate without going too far out of character. Increasing the density of the area as well as bringing some retail, which seems to be nonexistent in this area until you get to Highland to the West and Wilton to the East. A 1.4 mile long strip of mid-Wilshire with no retail is not really conducive to walkable, urban living.
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Old Posted May 5, 2022, 11:02 PM
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The Farmers HQ residential project project will be a much needed "family-friendly" project in old school L.A. fashion. imo
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Old Posted May 8, 2022, 2:36 AM
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Spent the day in Long Beach. First time in two years and wow, so much has changed. So many parking lots in downtown have bit the dust and are now 7-8 story midrises.

The last 2 Long Beach towers look great as well. I know people hate the pike outlets and 2nd and Pacific in Belmont shores, but those places are pretty vibrant and are doing well.

And Belmont Shores looks better than I remember. Tons of people everywhere.
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Old Posted May 11, 2022, 4:56 PM
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new highrise project out in orange?
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Old Posted May 11, 2022, 5:43 PM
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Big things happening all across LA County, even in sleepy El Segundo. My understanding is that this has already been preleased to Beyond Meat for the expansion of their existing space.


Standard Works expansion approved in El Segundo

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absolutely beautiful. I wish we had a ton more buildings like this all over LA.
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Old Posted May 12, 2022, 2:22 PM
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That area of El Segundo is chock full of old brick warehouses used for industrial space, so this will fit right in. Over the last 10 years or so there have been a few really nice commercial buildings built in that area and this will definitely add to the area. I like the little cafe on the sidewalk. Hopefully Beyond Meat uses it as a test kitchen of sorts.
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Primestor plans high-rise complex at Panorama Mall

4.5 million square feet of housing, hotel, and commercial uses

Steven Sharp
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May 12, 2022



The Panorama Mall, a longtime landmark in the northern San Fernando Valley, is in for some big changes.

Primestor Development, which owns the roughly 20-acre shopping center at 8401 N. Van Nuys Boulevard, filed plans last month with the City of Los Angeles to redevelop the property with nearly 4.5 million square feet of residential, hotel, and other commercial uses. Existing improvements, which include roughly 143,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, as well as surface parking for 1,305 vehicles, would give way to a phased development consisting of:
  • 3,544 residential units;
  • 125,000 square feet of retail space;
  • 70,000 square feet of food and beverage space;
  • 90,000 square feet of entertainment uses;
  • 125,000 square feet of office space;
  • 230,000 square feet of medical uses; and
  • a 100,000-square-foot, 120-room hotel.
Excluded from the project are a retail building now occupied by a Walmart, as well as a restaurant at the intersection of Van Nuys and Roscoe Boulevards.

Per findings included with the project application, the multifamily housing would include a mix of market-rate, senior, low-income, workforce, and dormitory units. Roughly 20 percent of the total housing, or just over 700 residential units, would be restricted low-income affordable housing.

Proposed commercial uses would include a fitness center, restaurant space, a movie theater with up to 2,300 seats, a recording or movie studio, medical offices, and room for either a banquet hall or a museum.

The sprawling project site, which spans a block bounded by Van Nuys, Roscoe, Tobias Avenue, and Chase Street, would feature more than 146,000 square feet of common open space, including an event plaza and an outdoor concourse.

An unspecified number of parking stalls would be provided in above- and below-grade garage space.

The proposed specific plan would accommodate some of the tallest buildings in the San Fernando Valley, with 15-story buildings oriented toward the northern side of the site adjacent to Chase Street, and 20- and 30-story buildings along Roscoe Boulevard to the south.

Pending approvals, Primestor would redevelop the mall in four phases over the course of 20 years, starting with the area currently used as surface parking along the west side of the mall, before moving on to the retail buildings at the northeast corner of the project site. The final component of the project would replace surface parking at the southeast corner of the property.

Plans to redevelop the mall, which Primestor first considered more than five years ago, come at a time when both public and private investment is flowing into the Panorama City community.

Perhaps the most visible change will be in the median of Van Nuys Boulevard, where Metro is in the planning stages for a new light rail line which will connect the north San Fernando Valley with Van Nuys. A stop is proposed at Roscoe Boulevard, adjacent to the Panorama Mall.

A block south of the mall, an office tower vacant since the 1994 Northridge earthquake was revived in 2020 as a 194-unit rental apartment complex by developer Izek Shomof, who is also planning 200 apartments to replace a parking lot next door.

Likewise, construction recently kicked off for a 180-unit affordable and permanent supportive housing complex on a Los Angeles County-owned site along Lanark Street.

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City Planning Commission gives 3401 La Cienega the go-ahead

Housing, offices, and retail would replace storage facility

Steven Sharp
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May 13, 2022



In a unanimous vote, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission has approved a proposal to redevelop a storage facility next to the La Cienega/Jefferson Metro stop with new housing, offices, and commercial uses.

The project, which is being developed by the American arm of Australian real estate and construction giant Lendlease, would rise from a roughly 3.5-acre site located at 3401 S. La Cienega Boulevard. Plans call for the construction of two mid-rise buildings featuring 260 residential units, approximately 227,000 square feet of offices, and 2,869 square feet of ground-floor retail space atop parking for 785 vehicles.

Lendlease and its joint venture partner Aware Super are entitling the project using density bonus incentives to permit a larger residential building than allowed under zoning rules. In exchange for the zoning concessions, the project will include 22 units of deed-restricted very low-income affordable housing, as well as an additional 7 units to be reserved as workforce housing.

SHoP Architects is designing the project, which calls for the construction of a 13-story, nearly 150-foot-tall residential building and a six-story, roughly 92-foot-tall office building. Renderings portray a pair of contemporary mid-rise structures with upper level setbacks used to create terrace decks. The proposed office building would also incorporate mass timber into its design.

Per the environmental report circulated by the City of Los Angeles, 3401 La Cienega is expected to break ground in early 2023 and open by 2025.

While the project's entitlement case filing went unopposed at the Commission hearing, its tract map filing faced an appeal from Supporters Alliance for Environmental Responsibility, an organization affiliated with Laborers' International Union of North America which frequently appeals or opposes large developments seeking discretionary entitlements in the City of Los Angeles. The appeal, which was rejected by the Commission, had argued that environmental study prepared for 3401 La Cienega failed to fully consider the project's potential impacts to air quality and greenhouse gas emissions.

The 3401 La Cienega project is one of a handful of large mixed-use developments in the works surrounding La Cienega/Jefferson Station, highlighted by the Cumulus District, a 12-acre complex consisting of more than 1,200 apartments and a Whole Foods Market, and the, the 17-story Wrapper office tower.



Other projects in the planning stages include a 254-unit apartment complex on the opposite side of La Cienega Boulevard, and a series of office buildings proposed by Kilroy Realty Corp. and Lincoln Property Company.

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Wonderful looking project.
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Really nice elegant design and love the little details such as the curved glass on the corners and the terraced setbacks.
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Old Posted May 16, 2022, 3:02 PM
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Man, I really hope that goes forward as planned. Really looking forward to our first SHoP-designed project.

On a related note, does anyone know what's going on with the lot directly across La Cienega from the See's Candy building? Directly south of the parking garage? Would love to see that developed into something 7 stories or higher.
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Old Posted May 16, 2022, 5:28 PM
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In a unanimous vote, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission has approved a proposal to redevelop a storage facility next to the La Cienega/Jefferson Metro stop with new housing, offices, and commercial uses.

Over 20 yrs ago, I used to live not too far from that section of La Cienega. Back then, it was a typical low slung commercial, industrial section of that street.



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Further north, closer to Sunset Blvd, along what is a supposedly nicer section of that same street.....



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The union of the DWP reportedly has opposed LA enacting a more ambitious underground program. I believe exposed wires are both more likely to require repair....from things like car crashes....& are also easier to access. So workers have both more hours & less difficult hours to spend on the job.

Such equipment was buried in various cities of Europe...such as Paris, London...over 100 yrs ago. Parts of Tokyo, however, haven't been quite as advanced. A city like San Fran is sort of a bit of the two.
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Fresh renderings for Gehry-designed Ocean Avenue Project in Santa Monica

It faces the Santa Monica Planning Commission this week

Steven Sharp
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May 16, 2022



Slowly but surely, long-held plans for a Frank Gehry-designed mixed-use project inch closer to reality in Downtown Santa Monica.



This week, the Santa Monica Planning Commission is scheduled to review the proposed development agreement for the Ocean Avenue Project, a proposal from Worthe Real Estate Group. Slated for an L-shaped property at the intersection of Ocean and Santa Monica Boulevard, the project calls for clearing most of the two-acre site to make way for the construction of:
  • a 120-room hotel with amenities and meeting rooms;
  • 100 apartments - including deed-restricted affordable units;
  • 36,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space; and
  • a 35,000-square-foot museum and gallery campus.
  • The proposed housing would include 25 deed-restricted affordable units - priced friced for renters earning 30, 50, and 80 percent of the area median income, as well as moderate-income households - in addition to 11 rent-controlled apartments. The remaining units would be rented at market rate.
Additionally, two existing landmarked buildings - 1333 and 1337 Ocean Avenue - would be retained to serve as a component of the proposed cultural campus.



Designed with the undulating, sculptural facades that typify many of Gehry's Los Angeles-area buildings, the largest structures at the Ocean Avenue Project would reach 130 feet above street level - the tallest heights permitted by the Downtown Santa Monica Community Plan. Publicly-accessible paseos run through the center of the property, providing pedestrian connections between Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, 2nd Street, and 1st Court. Plans also call for a series of terraces on the upper floors of the buildings, including a public observation deck above the hotel.

According to the project's environmental study, construction is expected to occur in a single phase over 34-to-36 months.



Per a financial analysis submitted to the Planning Commission, the expected construction cost for the Ocean Avenue Project is approximately $243 million, with soft costs escalating the total budget to approximately $350 million.

Against that, Worthe has proposed a community benefits package which includes a financial and land contribution for the development of affordable housing, community use of the cultural campus, public open space, the observation deck, and various fees. In total, the various elements of the community benefits package would amount to a total cost of approximately $120 million.



The Ocean Avenue Project is one of a handful of large mixed-use projects in the works for Downtown Santa Monica, including a proposed revamp and expansion of the Miramar Hotel by Pelli Clarke Pelli. A large multifamily residential complex from Related Cos. is also poised to break ground this summer at the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Broadway.

Worthe Real Estate Group, the developer behind the Ocean Avenue Project, is also working with Frank Gehry on the Warner Bros. Second Century expansion in Burbank.







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^Feels like this project, as well as the Fairmont hotel renovation have been in the works forever. Would be great to see some movement forward on either project.
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Old Posted May 17, 2022, 3:12 PM
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I would love to see it move forward as well, but sounds like the community is still vehemently against it, as one commenter on UrbanizeLA said they received death threats for supporting the project in a public meeting. That sounds crazy to me. I think this would be amazing, though I can't tell if it would take down the building where Elephante currently sits. That place is awesome, but would sacrifice it for this project.
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I would love to see it move forward as well, but sounds like the community is still vehemently against it, as one commenter on UrbanizeLA said they received death threats for supporting the project in a public meeting. That sounds crazy to me. I think this would be amazing, though I can't tell if it would take down the building where Elephante currently sits. That place is awesome, but would sacrifice it for this project.

Really hope this happens too. Fantastic "best of" design by Gehry with a bit of elements each from Walt Disney Concert Hall, New York by Gehry, the Colburn Expansion, and Stata Center.

Looks like it won't be taking out either Elephante or the Monica Leamelle Theatre (both favorites of mine).

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but sounds like the community is still vehemently against it
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I believe it is a lack thereof...
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as one commenter on UrbanizeLA said they received death threats for supporting the project in a public meeting. That sounds crazy to me.

Since you moderate some of the comments posted to ssp, you see the nature of ppl in cyberspace. SSPer postings....as argumentative as they may become....are nothing compared with the craziness you've just described.

That ppl are so hostile about a proj designed by frank gehry for Samo's coastline that they threaten to murder supporters of it should tell you just how sick in the head a variety of ppl are.
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