Short mixed-use apartment complexes are popping up all over Ktown, but this latest project in the pipeline is not planning on bringing any retail to the neighborhood, despite being right on a very dull section of Wilshire (in the Park Mile district). Documents submitted to the city show that developers are planning a five-story, 29-unit apartment building (with three units for very low-income residents) on an underused lot on the southeast corner of Wilshire and Crenshaw boulevards. The building will have 64 parking spaces, so it doesn't seem like the developers are trying to push people into using the subway nearby. Just a bit further west on Wilshire, the Guess? brothers are converting the former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple into a private museum, another dropped-ball as far as livening up the boulevard goes.
· 4180 W. Wilshire Blvd. [LACP]