Hotel / apartments poised for La Brea Ave. at Wilshire

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments
RENDERING shows CGI Strategies development planned for La Brea Ave. at Wilshire Blvd.

A seven-story apartment / hotel / retail complex is slated for La Brea Ave., at Wilshire Blvd. The development is just north of the Purple Line Extension’s Wilshire / La Brea station, set to open by 2023.

The CGI Strategies development includes 121 apartments and 122 hotel rooms. It had formerly been proposed as a 12-story structure.

While plans are still in flux, early reports cite a design by Morris Adjmi Architects (MA) where the hotel will be on the south end of the building, adjacent to the Purple Line station under construction on Wilshire. The apartments would be on the north end of the building.

Two separate pools are planned on the top floor; one for hotel guests and the other for residents.

A 16,000-square-foot “market-style food hall with opportunity for traditional retail on La Brea” is planned for the ground floor, said project spokesperson Bruce Beck of DB&R Marketing Communications.

The project has not yet been approved by the city’s Planning Dept., and a completion date is not set, Beck added.

The project includes demolition of multiple commercial buildings, a merger of 12 lots and re-subdivision of the land to construct the mixed-use project, according to Agnes Sibal of the Dept. of City Planning.

The architect, Morris Adjmi, established MA in 1997 following a 13-year collaboration with Pritzker Prize-winning architect Aldo Rossi.

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Chamber hears about proposed Town & Country

RENDERING shows retail portion of proposed Town & Country.

Members of the Greater Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce learned the latest news at their April 11 meeting about the proposed mixed-use project, Town and Country Shopping Center, planned on the old Kmart site at Third St. and Fairfax Ave.

John Nahas, vice president of investments for property owner Regency Centers, spoke on the project, which his firm is developing with Holland Partner Group.

Four stories containing 325 apartments will be above two levels of retail, Nahas said. He added that the retail floors will be double height, making the six-story project appear to be closer to eight stories tall. There will also be two levels of underground parking.

An Environmental Impact Report is underway, and public hearings will follow. Construction is expected to begin in mid-2020 and be complete at the end of 2023.

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