Neighborhood Development

Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood Entertains the Idea of a “Road Diet”

City of Los Angeles Proposes a Plan to Enhance the Walk of Fame Experience  A new diet is taking Hollywood by storm. It’s called the “road diet,” and surprisingly, it doesn’t involve kale chips or cauliflower rice. Rather, it’s a technique in transportation planning that reduces the width of a road in order to achieve …

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Thompson Hotel

Thompson Hotel: Architecture and Design

A unique fusion of styles that connects the past with the present Something new is coming to downtown Hollywood. A luxurious hotel that strikes a balance between art deco architecture and mid-century modern design. Thompson Hotel effortlessly fuses the two styles together for a stunning and timeless look.  Retaining the integrity and unique history of …

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The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood

West Coast Style Meets Windy City Hospitality

Chicago-based Hotel and Restaurant to Open in Heart of Hollywood Chicago is having a moment in the heart of historic Hollywood. The Godfrey Hotel—a Chicago-based hotel brand with locations in Boston, Chicago, and Tampa—will open a new hotel on Cahuenga Boulevard by early 2020. The project is developed by Oxford Capital Group, designed by Steinberg …

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Hollywood Center

Exciting Hollywood Developments to Watch

Hollywood’s cityscape is quickly changing. It seems as if new hotels, apartments, and office buildings are springing up on every corner. This is especially true on and near Vine Street, an area in a state of perpetual construction. With so much happening, here are a few projects to watch in the upcoming years. Hollywood Center 1720 …

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LA Experiences Surge of Residents Opting Out of Driving

According to new research conducted by Superspace, an astonishing 100 square miles of Los Angeles is comprised of surface-level parking lots. To put that into perspective, this means that almost one quarter of the city’s size is devoted to parking. Many urban planners think this abundant parking goes hand-in-hand with LA’s perpetual traffic woes and …

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Big Wangs

Big Wangs Gets an Upscale Makeover

The old Big Wangs location on Cahuenga Boulevard – once a hot spot for brews, burgers and sports – is undergoing an upscale makeover and will come back later this year as 3rd  Base, a brand-new concept from a trio of owners. Setting out to be the premier TV and snack bar for sports enthusiasts, …

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The Citizen News Building

Hollywood Citizen-News Building Will Become Dining & Event Space

Hollywood Citizen-News building, declared a historic landmark by the city back in December, is poised to become L.A.’s premier private event and dining destination. Relevant Group has plans to redevelop the building as “flexible event space” and restaurants with outdoor dining areas. Located on the corner of Wilcox and Selma, the landmark is situated in a …

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Funko Store

Funko Will Offer Memorable Shopping Experiences At First Retail Store

It’s all about the experience. That is the trending mantra among leading retailers, and Funko is joining the throng of companies participating in the latest fad. The vinyl toy company – which reproduces movie and comic book characters as figurines with bobbling heads – plans to open a 40,000 square foot store in Los Angeles …

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Hollywood Center

Hollywood’s Most Anticipated Development, Hollywood Center, Announces Senior Housing Partner

Developer MP Los Angeles has partnered with Los Angeles-based nonprofit Menorah Housing Foundation to oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of Hollywood Center’s designated affordable units. The partnership comes in light of a recent UCLA study that shows the affordable housing crises in the region. It found that more than three-quarters of low-income seniors in California …

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Scramble Crosswalk Installed at Hollywood and Vine

The new crosswalk will allow pedestrians to cross diagonally across the intersection The new crosswalk will allow pedestrians to cross diagonally across the intersection If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the scramble crosswalk at Hollywood and Highland must be in full blush mode. That’s because its major neighbor to the east just …

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