VTBS's Movietown Plaza
If there's a scorecard on Casden projects, it's one down, two to go for the developer. Last night, the West Hollywood City Council voted to approve the developer's Movietown Plaza project, a multi-building development that'll rise on the site of a mini-mall on Santa Monica Boulevard. The West Hollywood Planning Commission had recommend denial of the development, but the City Council OK'd the application, a move that'll bring 371 residential units and 32,300 square feet of retail space to a tired-looking mini-mall. Of the 371 units, 294 will be market-rate condos, while 76 will be affordable senior rental units. And of the affordable units, 38 will be set aside for "very low income households" with the remaining 38 units reserved for those households with "low incomes," according to the application. Meanwhile, the architect is Van Tillberg, Banvard & Soderbergh. Casden is also behind two other proposed and controversial projects in Los Angeles: The Ross project near the Grove and the Target/housing project near Sepulevada and Pico. UPDATE: Ground-breaking at least a year to 18 months away.
· Movietown Plaza archives [Curbed LA]