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Old January 19th, 2017, 02:19 AM   #1141
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It's been a difficult property to maintain over the years (as far as ownership and tenants go), but it's always been.. interesting (good or bad) to visit every year or so. It's original layout is largely at fault. It has been built up into an isolated castle among the residential surrounding. Kinda unfortunate that it misses opportunity again with a close (but not close enough) Crenshaw line passing nearby.
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Old January 19th, 2017, 04:00 AM   #1142
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Kinda unfortunate that it misses opportunity again with a close (but not close enough) Crenshaw line passing nearby.

I don't know whether this is in Metro's official plans, but most mock-ups I've seen of the Sepulveda Line include a (very sensible) Fox Hills stop. If that winds up being the case, it might be feasible to build a station that either tunnels under or bridges over the 405 to serve both the Westfield and Howard Hughes Center.
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Old January 19th, 2017, 06:29 PM   #1143
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Not sure that it was streamline moderne (I would say postmodern anonymous) but the new version does look contemporary industrial. One of the great pluses of LA is that the old ugly stuff will be replaced fairly quickly, perhaps with something better.

The bridge/tunnel sounds like more money than it's worth. I would stick to more parking and less confusing ways of getting into and out of the place.
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Old January 21st, 2017, 07:23 PM   #1144
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First Steps Toward Del Rey Creative Office Campus

Soil remediation is now underway at a former Teledyne Technologies facility in Del Rey, marking the first step towards the construction of a new creative office complex on the property.

Continental Development Corporation and Mar Ventures, Inc. have teamed up to build the Alla Road Creative Campus, which would rise from the six-acre site near the western terminus of the Marina Freeway.

The project, designed by architecture firm Gensler, would consist of three two-story structures featuring over 150,000 square feet of office space, in addition to parking for up to 600 vehicles in a standalone garage and a surface lot. The campus would also feature a central one-acre green space.
http://urbanize.la/post/first-steps-...-office-campus
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Old January 22nd, 2017, 04:05 AM   #1145
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Proposed Boutique Hotel Takes a Step Forward on Abbott Kinney

Plans for a boutique hotel on Venice's trendy Abbott Kinney Boulevard continue to move ahead, with the release of an initial study by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

The Venice Place Project - which would occupy most of the block bounded by Abbott Kinney, Broadway Street, Electric and Westminster Avenues - calls for the construction of a trio of freestanding buildings containing three restaurants, office space, retail, four apartments and an 80-room hotel. The new construction would occur around the perimeter of an existing sculpture garden and the Joe's and Primitivo restaurants, which would be preserved.

An official website describes features such as an automated parking garage and various rooftop gardens and decks. Restaurant tenants will include Casa Linda, Felix and a new location for Hal's Bar & Grill.
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Old January 28th, 2017, 04:57 AM   #1146
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Renderings Revealed for Trident Center Expansion

An initial study published by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning offers a sneak peak at the proposed expansion of West L.A.'s Trident Center.

The mid-rise office complex, which spans a full city block at 11355 W. Olympic Boulevard, currently consists of two 10-story buildings with a combined 383,000 square feet of leasable offices. McCarthy Cook, the real estate firm that owns the facility, submitted plans to the city last summer to build an additional 120,000 square feet of offices and retail space on the property.

Renderings of the project, which is being designed by Gensler, show bridge multiple bridges between the two buildings would create some of the new office space, as well as opportunities for elevated amenity decks. The second and third levels would be further extended out towards Olympic Boulevard, where offices would hover over a ground-floor plaza flanked by commercial space.
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Old January 31st, 2017, 07:17 AM   #1147
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Pretty ingenious for a short stack.
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Old February 25th, 2017, 06:39 PM   #1148
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http://www.latimes.com/sports/clippe...224-story.html

Ballmer talking to Kroenke about moving Clips to new stadium in Inglewood. One thing for sure: funding won't be a problem.

It has previously been noted that there was plenty of surface parking in Inglewood so there is room available (housing can also be reduced under the development agreement). Permission is required from Inglewood which may mean a commitment to build housing somewhere nearby.

But still seems like this is more of a ploy to get AEG to make concessions.

My favorite: AEG moves Galaxy to a new stadium in Inglewood; Clips stay downtown on better terms; Kroenke gets more revenues from hotels, food/bars. Everybody wins.

Except MTA who still has the Crenshaw line going down the wrong street in spite of being begged to do the right thing.
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Old March 7th, 2017, 08:05 AM   #1149
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My favorite: AEG moves Galaxy to a new stadium in Inglewood; Clips stay downtown on better terms; Kroenke gets more revenues from hotels, food/bars. Everybody wins.
As cool as it would've been to have Galaxy move into Inglewood (to free up some extra trips around town), the team has a very nice thing going for itself in Carson. One of the best pitches any soccer player has ever set foot on, plus pretty good when catering to the spectators. Yet mostly accessible by car (tho an express shuttle to the blue line helps). And the surrounding facilities the team uses is like a giant private resort vacation destination.

Clips staying downtown is likely to remain a standoff for some time (but unexpected surprises are becoming plentiful lately). Also, sometimes it seems it would be nice to have two teams that don't represent the exact same spot in the region. It probly should be more like Dodgers and Angels, Raiders and 49ers, Yankees and Mets, etc.... Clippers moving to Inglewood might be refreshing (and also brings mostly year-round activity to the property). Of course, a slightly renovated Forum would be nice if the NFL property can't take on such a project.

...Wishing for Kroenke to get more revenue is like wishing for an already super-rich person to get richer... So I don't know.
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Old June 15th, 2017, 03:20 AM   #1151
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Ballmer announces a new arena for Clippers just south of Inglewood Stadium. Likely to open in 2023 when Staples lease runs out. He will finance; Rams not involved. Inglewood to vote on Thursday.

Breaking pretty fast at this point.
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Old June 16th, 2017, 04:53 AM   #1152
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Do Inglewood residents even care about Clippers over the Lakers?
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Old June 17th, 2017, 05:55 PM   #1153
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Do Inglewood residents even care about Clippers over the Lakers?
I would assume that like most of LA, Inglewood leans toward the Lakers.

But that's not the point. The point is to make the Clippers better as a brand by having their own identity. A separate state-of-the-art stadium and entertainment complex helps in doing that, especially when it is next to the finest stadium in the world, the Forum, a casino, etc. And, of course, the west side housing and employment markets are booming.
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Old June 19th, 2017, 09:03 AM   #1154
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No, I get that. But that's also the point. Clippers has the same chance gaining an audience in Inglewood as the SD Chargers have gaining an audience anywhere north or west of Anaheim.

Actually Clippers does have a better chance than that. But the work required would pretty much need a complete reinvention (completely kneeling to the fans and city) and integration to Inglewood or L.A. that's separate from everything the LA Lakers represent.

Construction and everything we expect to see in the area within the next few years definitely helps, but even then, we probly won't see real results picking up fans for several seasons.

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https://la.curbed.com/2017/11/9/1663...stra-inglewood

As if Kroenke and Ballmer weren't big enough names, the "Wood adds Frank Gehry to its pantheon. Gehry has agreed to renovate a building at La Brea and Manchester as the home of the LA Phil's youth orchestra.

Gehry had done work for the LA Phil before, I believe.
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http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...215-story.html

Hawthorne developing into the west side Arts District.

I am putting this under west side since it seems to be connected to the expansion of Inglewood, LAX and the tech boom. I suppose it could also be South Bay, but that seems more like PV, LB and Gateway cities.
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