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La Jolla/ Wilshire Tower Inches Forward

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Barring a NIMBY charge, the depressing northwest corner of Wilshire and La Jolla may soon get more glam. Local residents in this Miracle Mile neighborhood were informed of a public hearing next week on a new 16-story residential/retail tower that would replace two shuttered one-story buildings. Currently called La Jolla Wilshire and now being developed by Craig Lawson & Co. (group behind the Sunset/Vine mixed-use with the Bed, Bath & Beyond) Hanover Co., city planner Henry Chu tells us the project's already got detractors complaining about the building's height. Wilshire seems like one street that's fair game for high-rises, right?
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