More Condos Debut in Westwood

Los Angeles-based real estate firm Palisades has unveiled the Liddel, a luxury condominium building set to open in Westwood’s “Condo Canyon.” Located, at 10777 Wilshire Boulevard, the Liddel consists of a collection of 56 dwellings with a mixture one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Individual units, which range from 1,030 to 2,700 square feet in size, come appointed with European-inspired kitchens, white oak floors. Select residences feature private rooftop terraces offering views of the Los Angeles basin.

New Plan for Westwood Apartment Complex

The Zackary Brothers have filed updated plans for a residential-retail complex in Westwood. The project, slated for a .31-acre property at 1855 S. Westwood Boulevard, would consist of a four-story structure featuring 33 apartments above 3,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving commercial space and two levels of underground parking. Renderings portray a contemporary building with balconies and a central courtyard. It is unclear how substantially the project has changed since March 2015, when it was initially submitted to the Department of City Planning.

Four-Story Apartment Building Slated for Westwood

A document from the Los Angeles Department of City Planning (LADCP) has unveiled renderings for an upcoming apartment building near the UCLA campus. The proposed development, slated for a property at 662 S. Kelton Avenue, would consist of a four-story structure featuring 12 residential units. In exchange for setting aside one of the apartments as very low income housing, the project has requested a reduction in the code-required amount of open space and an increase in allowable height.

Squat Apartment Building Heads to the Condo Canyon

West LA could be getting a new residential tower, but Westwood’s Condo Canyon continues to see shorter wood-frame projects coming out of the er….woodworks. According to an e-mail tipster, a trio of mid-century apartment buildings at 10763 - 10787 Wilshire Boulevard were demolished late last year. In their place, a six-story, luxury apartment complex designed by GMP Architects (Avant, 801 Olive Street) shall rise. 10777 Wilshire would contain 60 residential units above a 150-stall underground parking garage.

Apartments Break Ground in Condo Canyon

According to pictures taken by an e-mail tipster, construction is underway on 10777 Wilshire Boulevard, a new residential development in Westwood’s Condo Canyon. The low-rise complex, which is being developed by Palisades Capital Partners LLC, will consist of a seven-story structure featuring 56 luxury apartments and 150 parking stalls. Plans call for a slew of residential amenities, including a fitness center, a meditation garden, concierge service and an on-site salon. The building would also feature an accessible rooftop patio, offering views of Westwood and the Santa Monica Mountains.

Westwood's Gayley at Wilshire Revived?

After sitting idle for several years, Westwood’s Flatiron-inspired Gayley at Wilshire could finally be moving forward. A case filing from the Los Angeles Department of City Planning indicates that developer Indivest Incorporated has revived plans for the 250-key, five-star hotel tower, which would be located on a currently vacant property at 10955 Wilshire Boulevard. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the 29-story building would rise 427 feet, making it the tallest structure in the Westwood skyline.

Another Addition to the Condo Canyon

Development is on its way for one of the few remaining vacant parcels of land on Wilshire Blvd west of the Los Angeles Country Club. Check out this filing from August 1st, gleaned from the Department of City Planning: DIR-2013-2348-DRB-SPP 860 S DEVON AVE, LOS ANGELES CA, 90024 THE CONSTRUCTION OF 33 DWELLING UNITS WITH AN APPROXIMATE HEIGHT OF 75 FEET. PROJECT AREA: 14,369 SQ. FEET. The design for the building appears to be coming from Culver City based RTK Architects, Inc.

Westwood Blvd Getting 71 Apartments

A mixed-use development is on the way to Westwood Blvd, on a site just north of Santa Monica Blvd. Here are the details from the Department of City Planning: 1777 S WESTWOOD BLVD 90024 DEMOLITION OF A (E) RETAIL CENTER AND CONSTRUCTION OF A (N) MIXED-USE RESIDENTIAL PROJECT CONSISTING OF 71 RESIDENTIAL UNITS, A CHILDCARE FACILITY AND 6,237 SQ FT OF GROUND FLOOR COMMERCIAL I’m sure a lot of drivers will decry adding more density to traffic congested Westwood Blvd, especially with the full Purple Line extension still on the distant horizon.

UCLA Getting 6-Stories of TLC

In late September, UCLA broke ground on a $120 million expansion of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the corner of Le Conte and Tiverton. The Teaching and Learning Center for Health Sciences, which the administration gleefully refers to as TLC, will stand six-stories and span 110,000 square feet. The project was paid for using a combination of cash reserves and philanthropic donations. TLC will allow UCLA to consolidate a significant portion of the medical school’s classroom space, which is currently spread between 11 different buildings.

Westwood Boulevard Office Building to Make Way for Apartments

Low-slung Westwood Boulevard is slowly but surely raising its height profile. According to new environmental documents from the Department of City Planning, locally-based Halco Management intends to replace a mid-century office building near Olympic Boulevard with a new residential-retail complex. Plans call for a low-rise structure at 2134 Westwood Boulevard, containing 64 studio and one bedroom apartments, 5,500 square feet of retail space, and a two-level subterranean parking garage. Based on information from the Albert Group Architects, Halco intends to market the project as housing for UCLA undergraduate and graduate students.