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Los Angeles Construction News

Updates on new buildings and infrastructure under construction in LA.

Gas station on Melrose at Highland razed for new apartments

Nineteen new rentals and a restaurant are coming to the Hollywood corner.

Checking in on At Mateo, the Arts District’s latest retail and office complex

Due for a formal opening in the fall, the new buildings are meant to fit in with the actual industrial buildings in the neighborhood.

Target, Trader Joe’s will open in the next month at new USC Village

The new stores are part of a huge redevelopment of the former University Village shopping center.

Toxic soil at Jordan Downs: Massive cleanup fails where LA plans to build new shops, restaurants

The city plans to put a retail center on the contaminated site as part of a big makeover of the public housing complex in Watts.

LA has the second highest number of cranes at work in the U.S.

Los Angeles is second only to Seattle in the total number of cranes aiding in construction on major new development projects, says a new report. Chicago and Denver aren't far behind.

Major affordable housing development underway in Exposition Park

The Rolland Curtis Gardens project will replace a 48-unit complex with 140 new apartments a block from USC.

Take a look at how construction is coming along at Downtown LA’s Oceanwide Plaza

Now set to include a swanky Park Hyatt Hotel, the three-tower complex is one of many major projects on the way to South Park.

Take a good look at the Wilshire Grand, LA’s new tallest skyscraper

We’ve rounded up photos from the 73-story skyscraper’s public debut.

Wilshire Grand: 5 things to know about LA’s tallest tower, now open

The glassy giant is reshaping the Los Angeles skyline, which, for decades, has been dominated by boring flat roofs.

Inglewood in talks to build new Clippers arena across from NFL stadium

"This, to me, changes the center of gravity in Los Angeles County to Inglewood," Inglewood’s mayor tells ABC7. LA’s future NFL stadium is already construction in Inglewood.

Construction watch: Checking in on the Chinatown’s Capitol Milling project

Train riders who use Chinatown Gold Line station’s platform will recognize these old buildings, which are being turned into a microbrewery, restaurants, and offices.

Downtown LA added 7,551 apartments in the last six years

But the tide could potentially be turning toward even less construction at a time when the city needs to increase its housing supply.

Construction finally starts on ‘beautiful new’ apartments for Jordan Downs

Redevelopment of the public housing complex, where thousands of LA’s poorest residents live, is finally underway. But concerns about soil contamination linger.

The Sunset Strip House of Blues is being demolished right now

The venue closed in 2015 to clear the way for a hotel and condo project that will occupy its site. Demolition work has only now gotten underway.

Construction on Four Seasons condos in Beverly Grove underway this week

The complex holds 58 luxurious residences and one $50-million penthouse with its own pool and garden.

Southblock will bring 507 apartments to Hollywood Boulevard

The second half of a huge, two-block project formerly known as Blvd6200, Southblock is expected to be complete in about a year.

Rams stadium opening delayed until 2020 due to rain, officials say

The heavy winter rain "couldn’t have come at a worse time."

See how the Arts District’s Walnut Growers building will be turned into lofts

Another handsome old building in the relentlessly cool neighborhood is being retrofitted and converted into lofts, offices, and retail.

Five-story affordable housing development is Santa Monica’s largest in years

With 64 apartments adjacent to the Expo Line, the project has nearly twice as many affordable units as were constructed in the entire city last year.

A pair of new residential projects break ground in Downtown Long Beach

Located within a half-mile of one another, the two projects will bring more than 200 units to the neighborhood.

Take a peek at Beverly Center’s future food hall

It looks like Beverly Center’s owners are making good on their promise to bring the hulking shopping mall out of the 1980s and to flood it with natural light.

Housing for homeless and low-income residents on the way to East Hollywood

Construction started this week on the project, which will bring 187 affordable apartments close to the Vermont/Beverly Red Line station.

New small lot homes to open in Echo Park, prices start at $1.059M

Neighbors had fought the development, calling it too big and contemporary for the surrounding 1920s bungalows.

Building permits for housing in the LA area dropped 6 percent last year

Whether this is a new trend or a one-time droop remains to be seen.

NoHo West: Construction starts on North Hollywood’s huge new mixed use community

Headed for the site of the Laurel Plaza shopping center, the project will include 642 apartments, shops, restaurants, and offices.

5-story affordable housing project in East Hollywood will open fully leased

Just a block from the Red Line, the project is available to tenants making between 30 and 60 percent of area median income.

A peek inside the Wilshire Grand, set to open later this year

The tallest tower in the West is nearly complete

Academy Museum’s giant glass sphere will begin to take shape in June

A new construction firm will soon begin work on the much-delayed museum. It should be ready to open by 2019.

Luxury apartments rise next to Capitol Records building

The tower will hold 114 apartments with a great view.

Construction to start this month on long-stalled tower across from Pershing Square

For quite a few years, it looked like this site was totally dead. But now ground is finally going to break on a 24-story tower that will bring more than 300 apartments to the neighborhood.

LGBT Center’s striking new campus will break ground Saturday

Leong Leong and Killefer Flammang designed the complex, which will hold 100 units of housing for seniors and 100 shelter beds for homeless youth, plus a commercial kitchen.

Two affordable housing projects headed to South LA

Just a few blocks apart, the buildings will bring 99 units of housing to Crenshaw Boulevard between Adams and Exposition. One of the projects, set aside for low income tenants, will be just a block from the Metro.

Koreatown mixed user with Target nearly complete

The project will feature a smaller Target store on its ground level—one of two mini stores opening in Los Angeles. Also included in the seven-story structure: almost 400 units of housing

New bridge over LA River opens today with protected bike lane

A new bridge connecting Cypress Park to Elysian Valley over the Los Angeles River opens today with a protected lane for pedestrians and cyclists.

LA’s skyline has the third-highest number of cranes in the nation

In total, 29 cranes are hard at work on projects throughout the city. That’s well behind first place Seattle, though 40 cranes could be found here midway through 2016.

Construction will start soon on major update for West Hollywood Park

The second and final phase of the park’s big overhaul is scheduled to begin in January. It will bring a new recreation and community center, two dog parks, new playgrounds, and an AIDS memorial.

New Sixth Street bridge will be delayed until late 2020

Work is already underway to replace the old Sixth Street Viaduct with a new one designed by local starchitect Michael Maltzan. But the project will cost a bit more than previously expected, and will take eight months longer to finish.

Here are renderings of Wren, part one of Mack Urban’s big ‘urban village’ in DTLA

The seven-story building will hold more than 362 apartments averaging about 760 square feet. The building is just one part of a huge multi-use complex under construction in Downtown.

Fancy grocery store to replace Valley gas station where James Dean last filled up

Casa de Petrol, the Valley gas station where Dean pumped gas before he died in a car crash, was demolished last month. New plans filed with the city show it's poised to become a big market.