Skyscraper City Forum banner
1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Joined
·
55,632 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Lowrise to be sure, but noteworthy by dint of its location as well as architecture:


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

West Hollywood Could Get an Elaborate Mixed-User at Santa Monica and Melrose



A trio of new mixed-users on the edge of West Hollywood has inched forward, with city planners giving the green-light Thursday night, WeHoville reports. The Melrose Triangle project, from developer Charles Company and architect Studio One Eleven, would seriously reinvent the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard, Melrose, and Almont Avenue, with 76 housing units (15 for low- and moderate-income folks) in a five-story building, retail, restaurants, and office space, plus a whopping 884 parking spaces in four underground levels. According to the architect's site, "The space between buildings has been carefully crafted to create paseos, plazas, and courtyards that invite pedestrians to pass through the project and contribute to the ambience of the development."






 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18,906 Posts
Wasn't this discussed about 10 years ago; I think with a Border's and Long's Drug Store? Does it really have a chance? Tearing down a streamline moderne is going to be difficult.

The new parking places is the best part; that area is a bitch to park in day and night and the side streets have inscrutable parking rules.

Otherwise, the proposal seems pretty consistent with SM Blvd. and Melrose, which are pretty much 1 story and strip mall in that whole area.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
30,074 Posts
That is why I barely go to that side of town, getting anything done is a mission because of parking.

I thinks it's ok too, eh!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18,906 Posts
For sure. You have to think about it block by block to figure if there is hope for parking!

With the "Pink" Line this area (say, as far as the BH border at Doheny) would have been transit accessible to Hollywood, DT, the Valley and much of the Westside (assuming Expo and Purple). Same for Beverly Center and East WeHo.

But now that's decades off. Or never if the extended Crenshaw Line doesn't come west of La Cienega.
 

·
Silver Lake
Joined
·
5,451 Posts
People! There sits a 5-story massive parking structure at the corner of San Vicente/Melrose that was built about 3-4 years ago. I guess the saying is true, and I'm paraphrasing: 'The more you drive the dumber you get.'

5-stories of parking porn for your already blind and wart covered car! This is practically a sex club for cars!!


 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
30,074 Posts
You know what, I actually haven't been over there shopping since 2000, the closest I've been was in 2009 when I drove up Fairfax to go to a Chase. I live way over in Downey and work in El Segundo.

That parking structure is way too far from the stores east of Fairfax on Melrose anyhow.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18,906 Posts
I just park at the Pacific Design Center.
I have my own space!








That's "PDC" for you, Pest :grandpa:
The PDC was a blessing for the parking spaces alone. From glancing at WeHo council meetings, that's what seemed to be on most people's mind: screw the building, hurry and finish the parking!

kenni: the parking is needed for the SM Blvd. nightlife and the Beverly area design shops west of San Vicente). The struggle for parking at The Abbey or Lemonade (etc., etc., etc.) can get brutal.

Plus whatever new stuff comes in as part of the development will need parking.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
30,074 Posts
I had to park all the way down by the Ferrari (or what ever it is) show room to go to The Abbey. When ever my friends wanted to go out and they mentioned West Hollywood, I said:

"Nope, parking is a bitch, plus Milquey and I are going to Circus then Arena, and then Le Barcito. Then I'm dropping him off at The Faultine!" "WeHo? No Hoe!"
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top