CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1991
Your article, "Senior Citizen Housing, Stores Proposed on Site" in Sherman Oaks disregarded the architects responsible for the design concept. GMP Architects originated the idea of mixed-use for this site. MONIKA MOSES Los Angeles Moses wrote as a principal of GMP Architects .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1989 |
Mayor Tom Bradley on Wednesday borrowed an idea from an earlier era when city dwellers walked downstairs to the grocery store in their apartment building. Espousing a concept finding increasing favor with urban planners, the mayor proposed changing city law to allow development of so-called "mixed-use" projects to provide housing, commercial and parking facilities under one roof. Rather than having to drive several miles to the store, residents could walk to shopping or work in neighborhoods where apartments and shops are side by side or in the same building.
May 18, 2003 |
A busy day for George Shohet involves work, exercise, nightlife, a meal out and errands -- all accomplished without getting into a car. The 43-year-old lawyer and film producer works at home in his condominium at Venice Renaissance, a white building near the beach that is filled with stores and restaurants at street level and housing above. After the slender 6-footer finishes a jog on the beach, his housekeeper arrives at 9 a.m.
December 3, 1995
The brouhaha over the 81st and Vermont Avenue mixed-use project is fueled more by rhetoric than reality. Talk of empowerment, economic development and high government subsidies by the opposition are powerful buzzwords. These interests often conflict and are hard to reconcile. Yet, they have been effectively balanced in the First Interstate project. Private sector financing--equity and debt--for commercial development is virtually nonexistent for inner-city retail projects. A stand-alone commercial development, therefore, requires public financing greater than the proposed project and beyond what is currently feasible to get. This mixed-use development offers a financially sound alternative, and serves as a prototype for balancing the housing and retail needs of the inner city.
May 2, 2013 |
Construction is set to begin on the first phase of a massive housing development that is part of the city of Irvine's long-awaited Great Park project. A total of 726 single-family homes and detached condominium units are planned for Pavilion Park, which will be the first part of the Great Park Neighborhoods development. This week, eight major home builders bought land in this first offering from master developer FivePoint Communities Inc. Construction of the new homes, priced from the high $600,000 range to $1.2 million, is expected to begin this month.
October 7, 2012 |
Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has agreed to move its downtown Los Angeles offices in a 15-year deal with landlord Brookfield Office Properties Inc. As part of its agreement to rent six floors -- about 135,000 square feet -- the firm will have its PwC logo attached to the top of the 53-story building at 601 S. Figueroa St. About 1,450 employees will move to the new offices in May from 350 S. Grand Ave. The new quarters will have less...