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Pershing Square Renovation

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McFarlane Partners now in charge of the rennovation

Looks like McFarlane partners is now in charge of the Pershing Square Rennovation. These are the same guys that are working on 7th Street's conversion of Macy's Plaza into The Bloc. Something tells me this is one of the best possible scenarios for Pershing Square. Looking forward to seeing what they come up with.

Griffith Park Baseball Diamonds

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LA Times Story

Tom LaBonge and Mark Mauceri seem pretty insensitive to the intentions of Col. Griffith, who donated the land for Griffith Park to the city.

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-0913-griffith-park-20140913-story.html

6th and Bixel

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Another rendering

More renderings of 6th & Bixel's glorious distractionism. Building Los Angeles

AMP Lofts (7th and Santa Fe)

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Curbed's writeup

Here's a Curbed followup to last week's post about a much improved design.http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/08/arts_districts_amp_lofts_get_more_units_and_more_green_space.php

@kirkgaw - Its gonna be a huge Broadway improvement!

SB Omega

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Alas, we have renderings!

Well, we were a far cry away from breaking ground in April, but at least now we have some renderings to look at. There seems to be a collective Meh from the community about the design, though.

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Park 101

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Some amazing renderings from the official Facebook page

In case you'd lost any excitement from the initial talk about this project, this should refuel the fire. I cannot wait for work to start on this.

Alamo Drafthouse

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Location moved to The Bloc

Looks like this one has up and moved entirely. Their new location will be inside the soon-to-be-renovated Macy's Plaza. Pretty cool, though I must say I'm disappointed the corner of 3rd and Main is going to remain a parking lot for now.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-fi-ct-alamo-theater-20140813-story.html

Luxe Hotel Redevelopment (Shenzhen Hazens project)

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Luxe Hotel Purchased

The Luxe hotel and its surrounding lots have been bought by Chinese developer Shenzhen Hazens. Plans are as of yet unknown, but Curbed speculates they'll raze the hotel to make room for a bigger, more activated hotel.

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Sawyer and Fairfax (D.R. Horton project)

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Yay! More generic subdivisions! (Said no one ever)

D.R. Horton (touted America's largest home builder) is inserting 60 new, nearly identical homes into the former KHJ radio tower site. If there's anything that CityGrows was created for, it was to prevent things like this.

Mass produced single family homes in mid city? Really? At best the developer is out of touch.

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@corwinstephen - Even if that's the case, and even assuming that an amendment isn't on the table, why do we continue to accept monotonous, identityless design as an inevitability? Los Angeles is one of the most creative cities in the world. Do we have no pride that these kitschy houses are invading our space? Every time we build, we have the opportunity to build something great, and it's just disheartening to see that opportunity wasted time and time again.
@JMS91 - Developer isn't out of touch - the Zoning Code is. Per ZIMAS, it's zoned R1-1. This is basically the most they can build short of the long process of getting a General Plan Amendment. And given the lack of 4BRs in LA, it does fill a need for larger families.

California High Speed Rail

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Winning in court

Big win in funding today for this project. Check out the LA Times article

950 E. Third St.

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An open letter to Jose Huizar

Dear Councilmember Huizar,

This evening I attended a meet and greet with the developer of the large new development at 950 E. 3rd St (at the corner of E 3rd St and Santa Fe Ave.), and I thought it was important that I reach out and share my thoughts on the affair.

If there's one thing that can be said with definition, it's that this neighborhood is going to change. A lot of... (continued)

Olympic + Grand (1000 Grand)

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Foundation rising

It's easy to forget the crash mansion was ever here.

Connect US (Union Station Connection Plan)

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Connect US unveiled by The Source

A plan to create five new pedestrian-friendly connections to Union Station has been revealed by The Source. It will include large, dedicated bike paths along routes like Los Angeles St and Caesar Chavez. Here are the renderings.

http://thesource.metro.net/2014/07/23/connect-us-seeks-to-better-link-union-station-to-neighborhoods-via-new-esplanades-and-bike-paths/... (continued)

Library Tower (US Bank Tower) Conversion

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Tower getting observation deck

The US bank tower is getting an observation deck and restaurant on its top floor. Sadly, though, plans to convert it partially to residential have fallen through.

http://www.ladowntownnews.com/news/observation-deck-coming-to-u-s-bank-tower/article_e38a790e-0ecf-11e4-986a-001a4bcf887a.html

@corwinstephen - Agreed!
@Travis Deal - This will be fantastic !!! When this building was first being built, I assumed there was going to be something like this automatically. Finally a true destination to bring visitors to downtown !

East Village development, Santa Monica

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Updated renderings getting support

The updated renderings for this project are getting support from the city. It's nice to see that they're finally starting to break these kinds of developments down into smaller chunks with pedestrian space in between.

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/07/the_latest_look_for_samos_almostapproved_east_village.php

Olympic + Hill

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Siding starting to go up

Looks like the siding is starting to go up!

Olive + Olympic

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