$65-Million Renovation Underway at Marina del Rey Apartment Complex

Legacy Partners, a private real estate firm headquarted in the San Francisco Bay Area, has completed work on the first phase of a $65-million renovation of the former Mariners Bay apartments in Marina del Rey. The low-rise complex, originally built in the mid-1970s, is being rebranded as the Wayfarer Apartments + Marina as it undergoes upgrades to its residential units and common areas. Phase one has improved 57 apartments with central heating and air conditioning, as well as new fixtures and appliances.

Neptune Marina Development Gets Back on Track

The proposed redevelopment of the Neptune Marina apartments has gotten a much-needed shot in the arm. According to a document from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Greystar Real Estate Partners has taken over a majority stake in the $300-million project, which encompasses nearly 10 acres of property overlooking the Marina del Rey waterfront. Legacy Partners, a California-based firm, has spearheaded the development process thus far and will retain a stake in the development.

Walk Through the New and Improved Oxford Basin

Last week, the Los Angeles County Department of Works completed its $14.5-million upgrade of Marina del Rey’s Oxford Basin. The project installed a new walking path around the perimeter of the lagoon, as well as landscaping, informational signage, fencing, lighting and observation areas. It also implemented functional improvements, including the removal of sediment, a new circulation berm and native landscaping. To see the results for yourself, look below.

Huge Residential Development Planned for Marina Del Rey

Los Angeles County recently began pushing for a series of upgrades that would bring kitchy Marina Del Rey into the 21st century. A large mixed-use community planned by AMLI Residential looks like it will fit in with this new, modern vision for the neighborhood. With a cluster of five-story residential buildings, AMLI-MDR will create 585 apartment units on an L-shaped parcel at the intersection of Via Marina and Panay Way. The new waterfront complex will replace a series of low-rise apartment and commercial structures located just south of Mother’s Beach.

Apartments Headed for Marina Del Rey Arts District

According to an agenda from last week’s meeting of the Del Rey Neighborhood Council’s Community Planning, Traffic and Transportation Committee, a large mixed-use complex is planned for the Marina Del Rey Arts District. California Landmark, the developer of several loft projects in the neighborhood, intends to construct another low-rise residential development on a current parking lot at 4210 Del Rey Avenue. Plans the approximately two-acre property call for a five-story structure, containing 134 dwelling units and slightly under 15,000 square feet of office space.

Large Multi-Family Development Underway in Marina Del Rey

Los Angeles-based real estate developer AMLI Residential has broken ground on a new multi-family complex along the Marina Del Rey waterfront. The $165 million development, dubbed AMLI MDR, will rise from an L-shaped site at the intersection of Via Marina and Panay Way. Plans filed with Los Angeles County call for a series of low-rise structures which would feature a cumulative 585 residential units and a small retail component along the property’s western perimeter.

Improvements Underway at Marina Del Rey's Oxford Basin

In the 1950s, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to carve a 1.5-mile swath out of the Ballona Wetlands to create what is now known as Marina Del Rey. The Oxford Basin, sandwiched between Washington Boulevard and Admiralty Way, was little more than an afterthought in this process, intended only as a means for controlling water flow into and out of the Marina. However, more a half-century later, the County’s Department of Public Works (LACDPW) has begun work on a series of functional and aesthetic improvements which will allow the utilitarian basin to function more like a public park.

First Looked at Proposed Marina del Rey Marriott

After years of delay, a proposed hotel is moving forward on the Marina del Rey waterfront. The new hotel - which would be dually operated by Marriott’s Courtyard and Residence Inn brands - is slated for an approximately 1.5-acre site near the intersection of Via Marina and Tahiti Way. Plans call for a pair of low-rise structures which would house a combined total of 288 guest rooms, plus meeting space, a restaurant and a second-floor pool deck overlooking the water.

A Sneak Peek of the Oxford Basin's Park-like Transformation

A construction fenced taken down by a rare El Niño storm has provided a sneak peek at the improvements now underway at Marina del Rey’s Oxford Basin. The $14.5-million project from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works is making a series of functional and aesthetic upgrades which will improve the basin’s function and add park-like amenities around its perimeter. Ongoing work includes the removal of sediment from the basin, the installation of a new circulation berm and the addition of native landscaping.