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Imposing 1980s Offices by Bev Center Converting to Housing

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The Death-Star-ish Joseph Youngerman Building just east of the Beverly Center—formerly full of offices occupied mostly by the Directors Guild of America's pension and health fund—will be getting a mixed-use makeover, says Building LA. The prolific CIM Group bought the nine-story tower last year for $14 million (all cash) after the DGA decamped to a larger space on Miracle Mile, and will be converting it to hold 36 apartments and ground-level retail space. (They'll hold onto a 107-space above-ground garage.) The 1983 building has "full-length" balconies along the east and west faces, but little outdoor space otherwise. It's also unusually tall for the area, not to mention dark and imposing. It's going to be hard work to warm this place up.
· Details Emerge for Adaptive Reuse of Joseph Youngerman Building [BLA]
· 8436 W. 3rd Street Plans [Mid-City West Neighborhood Council]