The crowds at Wednesday night's Mid City West Neighborhood Council subcommittee meeting may have booed Casden's Ross project, but a new three-story commercial building for 8055 Third Street (seen above) got a better reception. Designed by the ubiquitous Santa Monica architecture firm Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh, the building, which would have a subterranean parking garage, would go up on the northwest corner of West 3rd Street and Laurel Avenue, site of Baskin-Robbins and Lancer Automotive (both of which would be demo'ed), according to Blackburn + Sweetzer, which also has been following the project. Meanwhile, after the presentation, one young man asked the committee if there was any kind of architectural review board for the neighborhood council. He was told "no," but was strongly encouraged by the committee to form such a group (even if it was just him).
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