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Old August 18th, 2005, 09:54 PM   #1
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The Los Angeles Development Thread

There are about 94 highrise buildings listed as proposed / planned / approved / under construction, and 19 highrise buildings listed as completed since 2000, for a total of 114 highrise buildings. Many of these highrise buildings are 20 to 55 floors tall.


Note: This listing that may not be complete due to the complexity of finding such information that is hardly announced, and over a wide metro area, and that getting info on developments from all cities around the metro is not possible. This listing may not be 100% accurate in whether a project is proposed / planned or approved.



COMPLETED SINCE 2000:

Los Angeles

MGM Tower 491 ft/35 floors
The Remington 24 floors
Caltrans District 7 13 floors
6100 Center Drive 12 floors
6080 Center Drive 12 floors
6060 Center Drive 10 floors
Cathedral of our Lady of Angels Bell tower: 156 ft



Glendale

Glendale Plaza 331 ft / 24 floors


Long Beach

Aqua Tower 1 19 floors
Aqua Tower 2 19 floors
The Park at Harbor View Tower 1 10 floors
The Park at Harbor View Tower 2 10 floors


Marina Del Rey

Water Terrace Tower 1 20 floors
Regatta Seaside 20 floors


Irvine

Ritz Carlton 15 floors
2020 Main street 12 floors
2040 Main street 12 floors

Garden Grove

Anaheim Marriott Suites 14 floors
Embassy Suites Hotel Anaheim 14 floors



UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Los Angeles

Monaco on Wilshire 24 floors
Californian on Wilshire 289 ft / 23 floors
2000 Avenue of the Stars 15 floors
NoHo Tower 15 floors
South / Elleven 13 floors
Colburn School of Performing Arts Expansion Tower 1 13 floors
Colburn School of Performing Arts Expansion Tower 2 13 floors


Marina Del Rey

The Cove 18 floors


Long Beach

West Ocean Tower 1 30 floors
West Ocean Tower 2 20 floors


Santa Ana

Geneva Commons 18 floors


Irvine

Park Place Tower 1 18 floors
Park Place Tower 2 18 floors
Central Park West Tower 1 16 floors
Central Park West Tower 2 16 floors
Plaza Irvine Tower 1 15 floors
Plaza Irvine Tower 2 15 floors


APPROVED


Los Angeles

LA Live Convention Center Hotel Tower 55 floors
South / Third Tower 23 floors
Wilshire Western 23 floors
South / Luma 19 floors
Jeff Jeff Tower 1 250 ft / 12 floors
Jeff Jeff Tower 2 250 ft / 12 floors

In addition, the L.A. Live Project will feature two additional towers of unknown heights / floors.

Long Beach

Edgewater 22 floors
Camden 21 floors


Santa Ana

One Broadway Place 493 ft / 37 floors


Anaheim

Worldmark Anaheim 14 floors


Irvine

New Century Tower 20 floors


PROPOSED / PLANNED

Los Angeles

Metropolis Tower 1 53 floors
3rd & Hill 50 floors
Metropolis Tower 2 47 floors
JMB Realty Century City Condominium tower 1 47 floors
JMB Realty Century City Condominium tower 2 47 floors
Grand Avenue Tower 1 45 - 50 floors
Venture Tower 1 40 floors
St. Regis replacement tower 39 floors
Metropolis Tower 3 38 floors
Olive Street Tower 35 floors
Grand Avenue Tower 2 30-35 floors
Grand Avenue Tower 3 30-35 floors
Grand Avenue Tower 4 30-35 floors
9th & Flower 33 floors
Pacific Exchange Tower 1 30 floors
Pacific Exchange Tower 2 30 floors
9th & Figueroa Tower 1 28 floors
9th & Figueroa Tower 2 28 floors
1717 Olympic 28 floors
Hanover Tower 27 floors
Grand Avenue Tower 5 25-30 floors
Venture Tower 2 25 floors
Glass Tower 25 floors
Barrington & Wilshire 24 floors (approx.)
Wilshire Catalina 23 floors
Wilshire Comstock 22 floors
Trammel Crow Residential tower 20 floors
Little Tokyo Block Eight Project tower 20 floors
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Tower 19 floors
Hope Condos 18 floors
Grand Avenue Tower 6 15-20 floors
Los Angeles Federal Courthouse 17 floors (tall floors)
Venture Tower 3 17 floors
Olive Street Lofts 17 floors
Wilshire Skyline 16 floors
Ninth & Figueroa Tower 1 15 floors
Ninth & Figueroa Tower 2 15 floors
Parker Center (LAPD Headquarters) 15 floors
Sky Lofts 12 floors
Hollywood & Vine Tower 1 12 floors
Hollywood & Vine Tower 2 12 floors
Medallian Tower 1 11 floors
Medallion Tower 2 11 floors
Pacific Design Center Phase 3 11 floors
Figueroa and 9th street (Two Towers, 27-story towers and a 5-story building)
Developer: Sonny Astani

Alexan Savoy Phase 2 (18 stories)
Alexan Savoy Phase 3 (25 stories)
Zen Tower (50 stories)



Long Beach

Lennar Tower 1 42 stories
Lennar Tower 2 38 stories
Lennar Tower 3 21 stories
World Trade Center Residential Tower 1 20-30 floors
World Trade Center Residential Tower 2 20-30 floors
World Trade Center Residential Tower 3 20-30 floors
Shoreline Gateway Tower 1 22 floors
Shoreline Gateway Tower 2 15 floors


Anaheim

Lennar Tower 1 33 floors
Lennar Tower 2 24 floors
Lennar Tower 3 24 floors
Lennar Tower 4 23 floors
Lennar Tower 5 23 floors
Lennar Tower 6 23 floors


Santa Ana

Nexus Properties Tower 1 25 floors
Nexus Properties Tower 2 25 floors
Nexus Properties Tower 3 25 floors
Main Place Condo Tower 18 floors


Costa Mesa

Segerstrom Tower 21 floors


Oxnard

Mixed Use Tower 1 (by Austin Veum Robbins Partners) 48 floors
Mixed Use Tower 2 (by Austin Veum Robbins Partners) 31 floors
Mixed Use Tower 3 (by Austin Veum Robbins Partners) 31 floors




Here are renderings / photos for some of the buildings listed above (this collection will be updated as more renderings become available):

Grand Avenue Development (tallest tower being around 50 floors)


Metropolis (with actual heights to be built much taller than shown in pic)


Glass Tower (32 stories)


Hanover Residential Tower


Hollywood & Vine


Medallion Towers


Olive Street Tower


Luma


Federal Courthouse (over 400 ft high)


2000 Avenue of the Stars
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The Remington
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L.A. Live Convention Center Hotel
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Colburn Expansion
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Pacific Stock Exchange Towers (30 stories each)


Parker Center (LAPD Headquarters)


Little Tokyo Block Eight Project (Two 20 story apartment towers)


9th & Flower


Wilshire Western


Wilshire Catalina


Wilshire Skyline


The Californian


Wilshire Barrington


Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Tower (19 stories)
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Water Terrace at Marina Del Rey


Jeff Jeff Towers (250 ft high / 12 stories each for the two tallest towers)
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Lennar Towers in Anaheim


Park Place Towers at Park Place City in Irvine


*****On September 15th, groundbreaking for LA Live will take place. It'll be the first skyscraper built in downtown LA since Cal Plaza 2 was completed in 1992. It'll be near Staples Center and will consist of a 50-55 story Hilton Hotel/condo. Here is a new rendering of the Hilton*****
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Old August 19th, 2005, 03:02 AM   #2
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thanks for posting this. dont forget the second project by South - group that will include 3 towers of at least 30 stories each.
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Old August 19th, 2005, 05:15 AM   #3
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Amazing!! Good stuff. I wanna visit L.A. soooo bad.

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Sep 15 groundbreaking for LA Live!!!
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Looks good.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 03:44 AM   #6
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here is the article from LAdowntownnews.com. lots of good stuff, looks like LA Live isnt the only thing breaking ground that day. this is truely an exciting time in DTLA.

LA Live to Break Ground Sept. 15

Officials Also Clear Way for Hundreds of Housing Units to Rise Near Staples

by Kathryn Maese

The $1 billion sports and entertainment district known as LA Live will break ground Sept. 15, development and city officials told Los Angeles Downtown News last week. At the high-profile event, some key retail tenants and operators will be revealed.
The long-awaited LA Live sports and entertainment district next to Staples Center will break ground next month, with project officials announcing new tenants and details on the $1 billion plan. Rendering courtesy of AEG.

Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), which owns Staples Center and is spearheading the adjacent LA Live, would not comment on the details of next month's groundbreaking. However, project officials have long said the first phase of the development would include the 7,100-seat Nokia Theatre, as well as the Nokia Plaza and some underground parking. Observers also hope it will mark the beginning of construction for the 1,200-room Convention Center hotel.

"They are going to start construction on the entire LA Live development, which means starting with the underground parking and service entries," said Lillian Burkenheim, a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) project manager. "Over the next few months we will see a whole variety of actions taking place to move LA Live forward."

One of those steps occurred last Thursday when the CRA and the city Planning Department cleared the way for developers within the entertainment district master plan to begin construction of hundreds of housing units. Among the projects is a group of units being developed by AEG between Figueroa, Flower, 12th and Pico. The Hanover Company has been waiting on the city approvals to close escrow on a purchase, and will now move ahead with a 156-unit apartment tower at 1717 W. Olympic Blvd.

City requirements dictate that AEG include a 20% affordable housing component in the project. To meet that, AEG has given $8 million to the YWCA to develop a new campus for their Job Corps facilities and 200 two-bedroom apartments for very low-income program participants. The seven-story, $43 million structure will rise on the block bounded by 12th, Pico, Figueroa and Flower. An additional $2 million CRA grant helped acquire the land.

Separately, Williams and Dame, part of the South Group that is developing 1,700 units in the area, has purchased land from AEG to build housing, as did the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, which is constructing a nearby student residential complex.

"This [decision] clears the way for them to proceed," said Michael Roth, an AEG spokesman. "Nothing is minor in this project. It's another important step in the process."

The CRA board is expected to vote on the Convention Center hotel plan Sept. 1, and if approved, the measure will head to City Council. The $350 million Hilton hotel would be topped by 100 luxury condos on floors 45 to 55. The structure being developed by New York-based Wolff Urban Development could take three years to complete.

Funding for the hotel had been a sticking point until last year, when developer Lew Wolff stepped in to build the facility. Now, the final details of a city incentives package are being hammered out including a $20 million loan, infrastructure improvements, fee waivers and a proposal to exempt the hotel owners from a 14% bed tax that other hotels pay. The exemption could be worth up to $100 million over 20 years.

"I've been preoccupied with the funding process for the hotel," said Michael Collins, executive vice president of LA Inc, the city's convention and visitors bureau. "If it's not completely done by Sept. 15, then it will be close to it. There has been enormous pressure placed on getting this hotel up and running."

Other notable elements include the Nokia Theatre, a $90 million venue that will host more than 100 events a year such as concerts, award shows and short-run productions. A 15-screen movie theater complex to be run by the Regal Entertainment Group will rise on Olympic Boulevard next to the 110 Freeway; the largest theater will seat 700 people. In all, 4,000 underground parking spaces will be built.

While construction is underway on LA Live, a new parking garage on the southwest corner of Georgia and 11th streets will be built to accommodate Staples Center visitors, Burkenheim said.

AEG has been exploring plans to create the 4 million-square-foot development since even before the arena opened in 1999. City and tourism officials say the addition of a Convention Center hotel will help attract larger conventions and bolster the flagging industry. While the linchpin in the project will be the hotel, Collins said the surrounding entertainment and retail venues are linked to that structure's success.

"In order to prosper, the hotel has to draw all kinds of business," he said. "The Convention Center will supply a large portion of that volume, but by no means all of it.... LA Live provides the context in which a major new hotel could prosper. The connection is inextricable."

Contact Kathryn Maese at [email protected].

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very nice
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So it seems as though LA Live will be built all at once. Cool. Watching the Lakers for the next two seasons just for the helicopter shots of Staples. Lol.
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great news for a great city! But IMO, their first priority should be upgrading LAX, that airport is a disgrace to the city.

And I hope these new highrises are earthquake safe, but then again the US Bank tower survived the 94 earthquake so I guess these new towers are fine.
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whats the height of la live?
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An LAX remodeling has been in the works for a while, its suppose to cost 12 billion dollars but the communities around the airport want a promise that the passenger count will be capped at 78 million a year and the other airports in the region will be upgraded and made international, at least a couple of them, like palmdale and one in OC. The project is two phased and the first phase will add a green line extension or a people mover to connect LAX to the rail system, willremodel Tom Bradley international terminal, will redo the runways. the second phase is the controversial part, because it will tear down the existing terminals and have them replaced and it will also build a seperate passenger check in. Also, they will start a remodel right now of the gates in the airport to accomodate the new bigger planes as well as upgrading some of the dated stuff.
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An LAX remodeling has been in the works for a while, its suppose to cost 12 billion dollars but the communities around the airport want a promise that the passenger count will be capped at 78 million a year and the other airports in the region will be upgraded and made international, at least a couple of them, like palmdale and one in OC.
Good. Also, don't laugh but I think they should consider expanding Oxnard airport, for those of us who use LAX all the time but live in Ventura/Oxnard/Woodland Hills/etc. Another alternative is to expand Santa Barbara airport, but then again Santa Barbara isn't part of the LA sprawl at all, instead, it's an American riviera clone with Spanish-style architecture.

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The project is two phased and the first phase will add a green line extension or a people mover to connect LAX to the rail system,
YAY!!! IMO, I find getting an airport shuttle from the airport to Ventura is a little bit of a hassle compared to what they have in Hong Kong, i.e. a direct rail link from the airport to the CBD/Downtown area.

of course they're gonna have to extend the metro system a lot further North, beyond the San Fernando Valley. (nothing against freeways tho, they should keep them as a part of the city's character, attempting to replace the freeway system with MRTS is utter blasphemy, akin to shutting down the SF cable car system. But Metro LA seriously needs better public transit)

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willremodel Tom Bradley international terminal, will redo the runways. the second phase is the controversial part, because it will tear down the existing terminals and have them replaced and it will also build a seperate passenger check in.
Maybe they could upgrade the existing terminals, there are quite a few of them at the moment.

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Also, they will start a remodel right now of the gates in the airport to accomodate the new bigger planes as well as upgrading some of the dated stuff.
One thing the absolutely must do is add glass aerobridges, the current ones look seriously run-down.

from what I've seen, LAX needs a lot of pizzaz in order to actually look like LA's main airport, right now a number of hallways look like the ones in Bombay airport (which is a shame for LA, which is a great city). The international terminal isn't too bad at the check-in counters, but the gate areas don't fit the city.

LA deserves a much better airport, yet for some strange reason the surrounding area is just right, despite the fact that it is quite built up. I mean, when you approach LAX, assuming that you are using the PCH route from Ventura (not the 101, but rather, CSH-1), you will notice that there are a number of car lots in the area, about 10 minuites from the airport.

Any idea when they will implement the plan?
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Shouldn't this thread be a sticky in the westcoast section?
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whats the height of la live?
Around 600-650 feet tall.

Note: The main or as the LA Times keeps calling it 'iconic' tower on the Grand Ave project is being designed by Frank Gehry. He designed the Disney Center that the project will hover around. It'll be around 600 feet tall and a DEFINATE presense on the LA skyline.

uk2012: What are you doing wandering around East LA?

Anywho, here are some construction pics taken from SSP:

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Here's another massive injection of current-status construction pics (+renderings) I took around downtown...8/18/05:

Colburn School expansion...


Corn has been planted in the Cornfields (?!)...


Elleven/Luma project...





The future of the LAPD? We'll see...




Grand Lofts look about finished...


Alexan Savoy and more around Little Tokyo...


Market Lofts getting started...



Met Lofts shaping up...




Packard Lofts...



Pan American Lofts...



St.Vibiana's exterior is nearly finished with restoration--inside has a way to go though...


Union Station Village...


I noticed they're tearing down some stuff on Hill Street--not sure what is planned though...


Whew, hope all enjoyed...
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They're all so short

I WILL STRANGLE THEM ALL!
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I really like "Luma", looks very European to me Very nice design indeed
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they are building 6 towers in total, with elleven at 13 stories, luma at 19, evo (the next one) at 24, and three more towers at 30+. also, all these towers are green buildings, meaning they are very enviormentally sound.
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Here is some Hollywood Projects:

Peterson Building

7001 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA



The Petersen building is a two-story historic commercial building located at the northwest corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Avenue. It is owned by the CIM Group. The property owner proposes to add nine floors to the building and create an eleven-story hotel with 300 rooms. Agency staff has reviewed the design concept but the project description has not been finalized. Agency staff will assist CIM in the environmental analysis process, obtaining entitlements and identifying parking. Total projected expenditures in the next five years are $100,000 including Agency labor costs.

Hollywood & Vine








Currently under development, the Hollywood & Vine community calls for an exciting, mixed-use project offering 262 luxury apartments, a 300-room hotel (with 96 luxury condominiums to be operated by W Hotels) and over 60,000 square feet of street level retail space. Supporting these diverse uses will be two to three levels of subterranean parking.

Two, 12-story buildings facing Hollywood Boulevard will house the hotel and condominiums. The base of these buildings will be devoted to retail stores, restaurants and an MTA station. These steel frame, high-rise buildings will total approximately 297,000 square feet.

A third, five-story building ? fronting on Vine Street, Selma Avenue and Argyle Avenue ? will provide 262 luxury apartments situated above 55,000 square feet of retail space.

Hollywood & Vine, which will be available for leasing in 2007, is being developed by Legacy Partners and Gatehouse Capital.

The Broadway Building



The Broadway Hollywood building was originally constructed in 1927 as the Broadway Department Store. It is a 10 story concrete and steel structure that was designed in the Classical Revival Style. In 1939 Donald Parkinson designed a 8 story addition to the west of the original structure. Interestingly, this addition was not designed to match the original building, but has it?s own identity as a Streamline Moderne structure. Over the years the building has been converted into office space for a variety of tenants.

The proposed renovation and reuse of this property, coverts the existing buildings into luxury residential condominiums with parking on the basement and mezzanine levels and retail/restaurant uses on the street level. The residential portion of the project includes a historically sensitive addition on the 1940?s building which will bring it?s height in line with that of the original structure. The units will range from 850 square feet to 2000 square feet; the majority will be one level with some rising up to three levels. The design concept within the units is one of open and flexible space. There are bedroom locations highlighted on the plans, but dividing walls will not be constructed in order to allow the future owners the utmost flexibility of lifestyle. The roof area will be developed with an exercise room, Jacuzzi, swimming pool and cabanas. The layout will highlight the spectacular views of the Hollywood Sign and Hollywood Boulevard to the west. The construction on this project is anticipated to begin Spring of 2005.

Major Mixed-Use Project Planned for Pantages Area



After turning away developers for more than two decades, the family that owns the Pantages Theatre is planning a $300 million entertainment-themed development that would surround the Hollywood facility.
A deal with an unnamed New York developer could be reached within weeks for a mixed-use project that would contain entertainment, housing and subterranean parking, among other possible features, said Neil Papiano, an attorney representing Nederlander Producing Co. of America Inc.

It would dovetail with other large housing, retail and hospitality developments already under way in the area surrounding the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.

James M. Nederlander, who runs the family company that owns the Pantages and several acres of surface parking lots along Hollywood Boulevard, wants to redevelop the stretch east of Vine Street as an entertainment and theater destination, said Papiano, a partner at Iverson Yoakum Papiano & Hatch.

Until now, no developer’s proposal has measured up to his vision. But nearby projects have taken root, and changed the outlook for the type of project Nederlander has in mind.

Adjacent to the site, Dallas-based Gatehouse Capital Corp. and Foster City-based Legacy Partners Inc. are seeking final approvals to develop a $325 million complex of housing and retail anchored by a nearly 300-room W Hotel. Condo conversions at the Equitable Building and the Hollywood & Vine Plaza are also under way.

In April, Nederlander hired the New York-based real estate investment firm Holiday Fenoglio Fowler LP to recruit developers, and the proposal from the New York developer has emerged as a frontrunner. A contract could be in place within six to eight weeks, Papiano said.

The developer’s proposal calls for a $300 million mixed-use project with shops, restaurants, housing and an expansive underground parking garage, according to attorney Benjamin Reznik, a partner with Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP, who is representing the New York developer.

Nederlander, whose company owns 26 theaters worldwide, is also interested in a boutique hotel and possibly a second live theater for plays. Papiano said Nederlander recognizes that putting all those pieces together into one development may not be feasible yet.

Reznik said neither the hotel nor the live theater is in the developer’s current proposal but he said each could still be added. “Right now everything is conceptual to make sure everything is economically viable,” he said.

Both attorneys said their clients believe a deal could be reached between the Nederlanders and the developer within weeks. “I personally believe we could have an agreement by the end of the year,” Papiano said. “That being said, (Nederlander) has waited this long so I don’t think we’re in any sort of rush either.”

Nederlander, who runs the company with his son, is not interested in selling any of his property and, because he wants to retain control over the development of the site, he will only consider entering into long term land leases. He did not respond to a request for an interview.

Beyond the surface parking lots, the Nederlanders own a patchwork of properties extending east along Hollywood Boulevard from the Pantages that includes the Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre and the Hollywood Palladium.

The family also owns the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills and has a long-term lease with the city of Los Angeles to operate and manage the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park. Though the company is mostly based in New York, it is co-headquartered in Hollywood, the site of its concert promotion division.

Over the past six years, Nederlander has had about five serious offers to develop its Hollywood Boulevard parcels. Two years ago, a developer proposed building a Hard Rock hotel. Last year another developer wanted to blanket the lots with condominiums and apartments.

But Nederlander feels housing should be off Hollywood Boulevard, Papiano said, toward the rear of any proposed development. Anything on the boulevard “should all be entertainment-related or commercial-related.”

Until now, this agenda may have been economically unfeasible. But with the large number of apartments and condominiums under development nearby, an active restaurant and club scene, and the W Hotel going up across the street, that situation has changed, Papiano said.

“I get the feeling people out there looking at this feel more confident of what he has in mind than they did previously,” he said. “The kinds of proposals we get now are much closer to his original vision.”

Because so many developers had unsuccessfully courted the Nederlanders, builders and civic leaders said they had written off any construction for decades. For that reason, officials at the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency were surprised when Joseph Morningstar, a senior managing director at Holiday Fenoglio Fowler, notified them Nederlander had retained the firm. So were officials in the office of Councilman Eric Garcetti, whose 13th District includes the site.

“It’s more than they have ever done before,” said Josh Kamensky, Garcetti’s press deputy. “No one has been courted by more convinced suitors than the Nederlanders. Now, however, they are the ones pitching the idea of developing those parcels so there’s a sense it’s more serious than it has ever been before.”

Helmi Hisserich, deputy administrator for the CRA’s Hollywood region, said Nederlander had always wanted to develop the area to build more parking for the Pantages and give theatergoers more activities once shows let out.

Hisserich said construction on the Hollywood & Vine project that features the W Hotel could begin in 2006 and take two years to complete. She said it was feasible Nederlander could begin construction on a project by that time as well.

“It’s doable, totally doable,” she said. “We’ve always anticipated there would be higher density development at Hollywood and Vine.”

Still, Papiano said Nederlander hasn’t signed an agreement and could still decide to hold off on developing the land. “He takes the long view,” Papiano said. “He didn’t buy all this land to develop it and make some quick money. He’s in it for the long haul.”

Hollywood & Orange Building


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A design collaboration by JAG and Roto Architects, the proposed Hollywood Orange is an ambitious retail center development, sited at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Orange, on the west side of the famed Grauman's Chinese Theatre

The program includes multi-level retail, and a rooftop dining terrace with a view of street activity below. The contemporary design of glass and steel has a transparent facade and an open court, promoting fluid interactivity with the street.
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Wow, after these are built, Los Angeles might not be so bad
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