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CurbedWire: Orange Stucco and Green Buildings

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[The Chapman Flats, Downtown, now with Orange stucco]

HOLLYWOOD: We'd heard the clubs were doomed, but now a reader tells us so. "I just heard that the property that houses Circus Disco and Arena (two large gay nightclubs in case you didn't know) along with Pennsylvania Building Supply was sold for $62 million and plans are for mixed-use/housing development." Our research found that the project, identified as "The Lexington," is being developed by DS Ventures and will contain 687 new condos. We are still looking for renderings. [CurbedWire Inbox]

LOS ANGELES: Tomorrow, the city's new Green Building Program goes before the City Planning Commission at a meeting in Van Nuys. Basically, any project with 50+ new dwelling units or 50,000 square feet of floor area will have to meet the intent of LEED certification. An email we received questions the "vagueness" of the new standards and the additional costs to go green, that will eventually get passed on to homebuyers. (Full Disclosure: Curbed LA's Josh participated in several of the stakeholder workshops for this program). [CurbedWire Inbox]

DOWNTOWN: And from a concerned Downtown pedestrian/stucco hater: "I was walking home yesterday and passed by the Chapman building. They've painted some of the panels above the ground floor orange and it looks really tacky! Looks like they're taking down the glass that used to be there and filling it in with orange stucco?! Also looks like some food joint is going up in the corner ground floor spot as there's several huge cooking air vents. Do you know what's moving in there?" [CurbedWire Inbox]