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AC Marriott Hotel Coming to Wilshire Boulevard

According to an upcoming presentation to the Mid City West Community Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee, an entity known as Candleberry Properties intends to convert a 1950s office building in Beverly Grove into a 176-room boutique hotel. The 11-story structure, located at 6399 Wilshire Boulevard, would be gutted and transformed into the AC Marriott Hotel at Wilshire and La Jolla. As with other establishments under the AC Brand, the project is being marketed as a minimalisty luxury hotel catering to business travelers.

City Planning Commission Approves Caruso's 333 La Cienega Development

After what has seemed like a weekly parade of controversial developments making their way through City Hall, developer Rick Caruso’s proposed 19-story tower in Beverly Grove has almost quietly received the unanimous approval of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission. The $155-million project, slated for a property at 333 S. La Cienega Boulevard, would consist of feature 154 residential units and nearly 30,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. In receiving the approval of the PLUM Committee, Caruso has agreed to provide 14 units of affordable housing within the building - a slight increase from when the project was endorsed by the Mid City West Community Council last month.

Proposed Tower Moves Forward Across from the Beverly Center

Developer Rick Caruso continues to move forward with his plan for a $155-million luxury apartment tower across the street from the Beverly Center. Last week, the project - which calls for a 19-story building with 154 residential units and nearly 30,000 square feet of grocery and restaurant space - garnered the approval of the Mid City West Community Council’s Board of Directors (MCWCC) by a 22-6 vote. To achieve this, Caruso agreed to a community benefits package which obligates the proposed tower to set aside 10% of its units as affordable housing, in addition to public realm improvements such as painted and protected bike lanes, new crosswalks and landscaped medians.

Construction Fencing Up at 3rd and Wetherly

A tall construction fence now surrounds 300 S Wetherly, the site destined for Genton Property Group’s 12 story Wetherly Luxury Residences. When completed, the Wetherly will create 55 condominiums next to the border between Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. However, most of the existing apartment buildings on the construction site have yet to be demolished.

Condo Project Would Literally Sit on the LA/Beverly Hills Border

Out to Beverly Hills we go, where McMansions reign supreme and subways under high schools cause natural disasters.. A trio of low-rise apartment buildings at 332-336 Oakhurst Drive are slated to be demolished to make way for 31 residences. The Oakhurst Condominiums, designed by Sherman Oaks-based Michael Ball Architects, would rise five stories above a subterranean parking garage. Residential amenities include a lounge and fitness center on the project’s ground level, with vehicular access provided by the alley at the back of the property.

Beverly Center-Adjacent Office Building Getting a Mixed-Use Makeover

One year after purchasing Mid City’s Joseph Youngerman Building for $14 million, CIM Group is moving forward with plans to convert the mostly vacant structure into a mixed-use development. Located at 8436 West 3rd Street, the mid-rise office tower occupies a prominent location on the western end of the Third Street Shopping District, sitting within walking distance of the Beverly Center. Although standing just nine stories, the Joseph Youngerman Building is a well known landmark in Mid City, rising head and shoulders above nearly all surrounding commercial buildings.

Details Emerge for Adaptive Reuse of Joseph Youngerman Building

Thanks to documents from the Mid City West Community Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee, details have emerged for CIM Group’s upcoming mixed-use conversion of the monolithic Joseph Youngerman Building. The nine-story office tower, currently vacant, is slated to become a 36-unit apartment complex featuring street-level commercial space. The mid-rise building occupies a prominent location along the Third Street shopping corridor, situated one block east of the Beverly Center and Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

Beverly Hills-Adjacent Condo Tower Pulls Permits

According to a series of permit filings with the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, the long delayed Wetherly Luxury Residences are finally exhibiting signs of life. The $230 million development, in the works since prior to the global recession, calls for a mid-rise condominium tower at the corner of 3rd Street and Wetherly Drive. Renderings from the website of developer Genton Property Group portray a boxy, 12-story structure containing 55 for-sale units and more than 100 parking stalls.

High-Rise Apartment Building Planned in Mid City West

Mid City West, with its vast array of trendy boutiques and popular restaurants, has long been one of Southern California’s most popular shopping districts. Now, a prominent local developer is betting that the neighborhood can also become a destination for those seeking high-rise living. Earlier this week, Rick Caruso filed plans with the City of Los Angeles to build a 19-story apartment tower at the northwest corner of La Cienega and San Vicente Boulevards.

Stalled Mid-Wilshire Towers Getting Active

Following years of dormancy, two proposed high-rise developments near the LACMA campus are finally showing signs of life. Last month, permit applications were filed with the City of Los Angeles for new mixed-use developments at 6245 and 6401 Wilshire Boulevard. According to case filings from the Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), both properties would be developed with a combination of apartments, ground-floor commercial space and concomitant parking accommodations. Further records from the Department of City Planning indicate that the projects are linked to UDR, a Colorado-based developer of multi-family residential complexes.