Billionaire investor Ron Burkle has reportedly found a buyer for his 2,010-square-foot penthouse loft in the historic Eastern Columbia building. At $2.5 million, the price is the highest by area ever seen in the Historic Core.
The four-story building on 6th Street once held on its ground floor the Dutch Chocolate Shop, a city landmark decorated top to bottom with elaborate tiles crafted by renowned Pasadena artist Ernest Batchelder.
The building, which houses Shish Kabob restaurant and Five Star Bar, among other businesses, "is just kind of there," a rep for the building's owner tells Curbed. Its neighbor is The Smell, but the popular live music venue is safe from demolition.
The Title Insurance and Trust building in DTLA is being converted to offices with shops and a rooftop eatery. It's an example of the Zigzag Moderne style, featuring murals by a local artist who also has work in the Griffith Observatory and LA Times.
When the Promise Zone was announced in 2014, many were surprised that South LA was passed over for the advantageous designation that gives 'hoods a boost when applying for federal grants to fight poverty. Now, South LA's finally getting its due.
The mega-renovation of the once seamy Cecil will not only bring a boutiquey hotel to the building but also just over 300 micro units. The residential portion will include lots of shared amenities for the small apartments.
A rep for venue's landlords says they want to get a demolition permit to keep their options for the land open, not because they plan to immediately raze the buildings. The fact that no one thought to tell the tenants was just an oversight.
The first stop on the road to becoming a fancier, hipper hotel/apartment building is going to be a total wipe of the interiors of the once nightmarish Cecil. Once the deep renovations are done, it's basically going to be a new building inside.
The legendary venue and its neighbors along a half block of Main Street in Downtown LA all got a heads up from the city yesterday that the buildings that house their businesses are going to be demolished. This was news to them.
The tech giant is "in the in the process of securing a lease for retail space" at the 1927 theater, the first in Downtown wired for sound. The location would put Apple on an already bustling and fancy section of Broadway.
In honor of Renovation Week, we've picked five renovated apartments renting for around the same price across the city—Santa Monica, the Historic Core, Mid-Wilshire, the Cahuenga Pass, and Studio City—but which one is the best deal? You decide!
The Back 9: Golf and Zoning Policy in Los Angeles," an art project from the Los Angeles Poverty Department and Rosten Woo, will swap out the usual mini golf mainstays for buildings and other symbols of important zoning issues.
Protected bike lanes will be installed on Main and Spring streets, both spanning all the way from West Cesar E. Chavez Avenue to Olympic Boulevard. And they'll be protected, sandwiched between the sidewalk and a lane of parked cars.
As recently as January, the garden space was a long, thin strip of patchy grass between a fence and the parking garage, but it's now nearly ready to welcome members. At just 2,700 square feet, it'll have room for 40 personal garden plots.