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New Look For Hollywood's Huge Lexington Mixed-User

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Rumors that the corner of Santa Monica and Las Palmas (notably the site of Circus Disco and Arena nightclub) was going to be sprouting a massive mixed-user surfaced way back in 2007, but when then-developer DS Ventures underwent a little reorganization following a bankruptcy, the project faded away. Now, says Building LA, it's back with fewer units and a new look designed by VTBS Architects.

The Lexington, as the project was previously called, will now have 695 units (studios, one-, and two-bedrooms) instead of the 786 it had back in 2008. It's also gotten more retail space on the ground level—nearly 25,000 square feet instead of 22,000. As for open space, it'll have about 71,000 square feet spread among outdoor seating, "a children's play lawn," a pedestrian plaza through the development (linking Santa Monica and Lexington Avenue), plus two interior courtyards for residents. All this info comes via the project's final environmental impact report, which was submitted this month.

But there are still a few hurdles in the way, BLA points out—namely that developers will need to get both the zoning and land-use designation of the site changed in order to build a mixed-user here.
· Hollywood's Lexington Development Redesigned and Downsized [BLA]
· Enormous Santa Monica Blvd. Mixed-User Back On in Hollywood [Curbed LA]