The LA Times today reports on City West, the area on the other side of 110 Freeway from Downtown. If you can't picture the location, it's near the "Italianate" (well, that's one way of saying it) Medici apartment complex right near the freeway entrance. Vacant office towers, dodgy hotels and surface parking lots are being converted into spiffy rentals like the Flats, located in a converted Holiday Inn. Developers also plan to convert the 37-story 1100 Wilshire office tower into lofts. Los Angeles Center Studios, located in the former Unocal building, is adding heat to the area.
City West Catches Up With the Vision