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Week In Review: Sierra Bonita Apts, Prop 8 Protests, 4900 Hollywood, El Dorado Unveiled, Mixed Use Shipping Containers, Los Feliz Pocket Park

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WEST HOLLYWOOD: Construction seems to be progressing rapidly on the Sierra Bonita, a mixed-use apartment building on Santa Monica Blvd. The project will house 42 one-bedroom apartments for disabled and HIV-positive persons and is designed by Tighe Architecture.

LOS ANGELES: We're mad as hell as and we're not going to take it anymore! Opponents to the passage of Prop 8 have taken to the streets. Protests all over the city were causing massive traffic delays and street closures throughout the week.

HOLLYWOOD: Can a large 15-story hotel and 18-story condo tower change the relatively bleak stretch of Hollywood Blvd near Barnsdall Park for the better? Who needs those views from the top of the park anyway?

DOWNTOWN: Suddenly, she looks so naked. The tarp has come down off the El Dorado, a 1913 building at 416 Spring Street that is being converted to 66 condos. Without the tarp, you can now see the floral terra cotta detailing and green tile work.

VENICE: Architect Peter DeMaria strikes again! After shipping container schools, homes and hotels, we finally have a mixed-use shipping container project, that will include a small retail component on the ground floor. We hope it sells cheap Chinese-made tschotchkes. Oh, the delicious irony.

LOS FELIZ: Reviews are coming in from locals on the new pocket park at Hollywood Blvd and Vermont Ave. In a nutshell: thumbs up on the trees, where is the grass the renderings promised, and the city clearly designed it to be both skateboard- and bum-free. Kids, get off our lawn!

El Dorado Lofts

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