Could be a real shot in the arm for the neighborhood. This (along with the law school) is about as far toward Westlake as new development goes; hopefully new housing and services will expand toward Lafayette Park and beyond to DT.
I'm glad all these 20+ story buildings are sprawling all around."The Vermont will provide approximately 35,000 square feet of retail space, 464 market-rate apartment units, and 910 indoor parking spaces." The towers will be 22 and 28 stories and there will also be a quarter-acre central courtyard."
Agreed; Westlake is going to be a classic urban area; its already reminiscent of some districts of mid-sized midwest and eastern towns: some highrises, some commercial, dense low-rise housing and lots of historic buildings surrounded by patches of greenery. Interesting to watch what the new wave looks like.I've been saying it for years. Westlake will be one of the premier neighborhoods in the city in about 10-15 years. This is not Westlake sure enough but the march east from Koreatown and the future expansion of DTLA will make Mac Arthur Park so much more desirable for people with money.
Funny you mention that since it struck me as well. Especially since I had just seen sites on the westside that were completely graffiti free. I won't say where so the taggers don't find them.Nice shots. It looks like the graffitiers have already struck, but it's LA, we should expect that, ..right?