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CurbedWire: 1140 Formosa On Its Way, AltBuild Panels

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[Welcome home. The walkway along 110 Formosa]
WEST HOLLYWOOD: A reader sends in word that architect Lorcan O'Herlihy's cardinal red-hued 1140 Formosa project is all sold out. "...I was seriously interested and when I called this week I was told they are 100% sold out. I drove by today and the sign does say "sold out"..." A look at Redfin shows there are three units left and all are listed as looking for backup offers. Good work, 1140 Formosa. [Curbed InBox]

SANTA MONICA: Emily Gabel-Luddy, head of the LA’s Urban Design Studio, is leading a panel this Friday that'll discuss both the CRA/LA’s Green Tec Corridor and Santa Monica's Expo Line plans. Heady stuff. Via the Inbox: "Two Los Angeles-area municipalities are creating ambitious holistic developments that impact development zones and surrounding areas. The CRA/LA’s Green Tec Corridor will be a ground-up development on a 20-acre parcel downtown. It’s envisioned as a technology campus with an anchor tenant and satellite occupants. The City of Santa Monica is exploring ways to tie together an incoming expo line—now that a station has been sited—its civic center, high school, a new park, the Sears automotive plaza, Holiday Inn and several other planning updates that will see sustainable renovation and/or new development." There's also a second panel about school building. Cut and paste job, err, full details after the jump. [Curbed InBox]

Two AltBuild Panels Give a ‘Heads-Up’ on Future Design & Development Opportunities
AltBuild 2009

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Friday, May 8
Free, thanks to the City of Santa Monica

Civic Projects on the Horizon: Ambitious Developments in Local Cities (2:15PM – 3:15PM)
Two Los Angeles-area municipalities are creating ambitious holistic developments that impact development zones and surrounding areas. The CRA/LA’s Green Tec Corridor will be a ground-up development on a 20-acre parcel downtown. It’s envisioned as a technology campus with an anchor tenant and satellite occupants. The City of Santa Monica is exploring ways to tie together an incoming expo line—now that a station has been sited—its civic center, high school, a new park, the Sears automotive plaza, Holiday Inn and several other planning updates that will see sustainable renovation and/or new development.

Here’s another reason to attend: Panel moderator Emily Gabel-Luddy heads the City of LA’s, Urban Design Studio. Amongst other initiatives, the department is devising a set of urban design principles, that upon approval, will become part of the entitlement process throughout the city.

Panelists:
Alex Paxton, Manager of Policy Analysis, Community Redevelopment Agency, City of Los Angeles.
Eileen Fogarty, Director of Planning and Community Development, City of Santa Monica.
Moderator:
Emily Gabel-Luddy, FASLA, Director, Urban Design Studio, City of Los Angeles


Expanding Schools: Sustainability Practices in School Systems that are Building (3:30PM – 4:30PM)
Who is constructing new schools and/or rehabilitating older structures? How are schools incorporating sustainable practices? Panel highlights the renegade Green Dot Public Schools, which could add up to six new schools in 2010 and frequently engages architects for innovative renovations as well as ground-up design. And the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, which has such ambitious plans afoot as combining elements of its Santa Monica High School with the Santa Monica Civic Center, as well as more traditional on campus structures. Then, there is LACC’s Larry Eisenberg.

Panelists:
Steve Barr, Founder & Chairman, Green Dot Public Schools
Larry Eisenberg, Executive Director for Facilities Planning and Development, Los Angeles Community College District
Stuart Sam, Director Facility Improvements, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District;
Moderator:
Alissa Walker, writer.