As we have reported previously, new mixed-use developments are set to turn La Brea Avenue into a bustling, pedestrian-friendly urban environment. Several buildings are under construction right now, in both Los Angeles and West Hollywood.
One of our correspondents took these photos over the weekend after a visit to the Target store in the West Hollywood Gateway. In the photo above, you can see the mixed-use building going up on the northwest corner of La Brea and Santa Monica Boulevard, while off to the right you can see the building going up on the northeast corner of La Brea and Fountain (where the Jons supermarket used to be). For good measure, the Hollywood sign is in the background.
We also noticed in WeHoNews.com that the long-planned complex on the Faith Plating site, a block west of La Brea (on the north side of Santa Monica Boulevard), is finally moving forward. According to the site:
The proposal’s name is “Domain.” The proposed development, at 7141 Santa Monica Blvd. at Formosa Avenue, includes approximately 140 rental units and 9,000 square feet of retail…. While there is no date for groundbreaking, because an EIR already exists, there will be no need for one, hastening the timeline by a year at minimum. Final designs and working plans generally take approximately one year, so West Hollywood could see its next large housing project on the Eastside begun by the beginning of 2014… The proposed project includes restaurant and retail space.