An adventurous tipster sent in these photos from the site of the long-drawn-out Movietown Plaza mixed-use project in eastern West Hollywood. As the first photo indicates, the Plaza was until very recently a stripmall with the only humane Trader Joe's parking lot in the Los Angeles area. Redevelopment for the shopping center has been discussed for about 20 years now, but over the last five years the Plaza's really been actively jerked around—a project was approved back in 2010, then the development sold in 2012, and all the while it's fluctuated in size and design more than a few times along the way. The most recent renderings show a short-ish complex with 370 apartments and 32,000 square feet of retail, which should house a new grocery store. We haven't been able to confirm a new timeline with developer AvalonBay Communities yet, but previous reports had construction starting in the first quarter of 2014, so they're less than a month behind so far.
· Check Out the Latest Look for WeHo's Movietown Mixed-User [Curbed LA]
· WeHo's Movietown Plaza Starts Work at the End of This Year [Curbed LA]