1. L.A. NEIGHBORHOOD GETS ‘MICROPOLITAN’ TREATMENT
The Micropolitan at Larchmont Village is a new 34-unit project designed by architecture firm KFA and developed by Micropolitan LLC in Los Angeles. Rents range from $2,600 for a studio or small one-bedroom, to $4,500 for the largest two-bedroom units. Amenities include a rooftop deck-cum-BBQ area, outdoor lounge, community room plus full kitchen, bicycle storage, and pet spa. Residents can walk to Hancock Park and Hollywood and are close to Paramount Pictures studio. Multiple rapid transit options are nearby. The apartments offer open floor plans, large balconies, walk-in closets, and high-quality finishes. More photos at: BDCnetwork.com/Micropolitan. Photo courtesy KFA
Culver City’s unremitting makeover from bland suburbia to pedestrian-friendly destination with upscale restaurants, gastropubs and cutting-edge businesses is picking up speed with the Expo Line now zipping through town.
The 15-year transformation has already turned the formerly insulated bedroom community into more of an urban hub, but even bigger changes are coming as developers stake claim on more than $1 billion worth of projects that will rise close to the light-rail tracks.
That work is getting started with one of the region’s biggest transit-related projects — the $300-million Ivy Station complex, which will house apartments, a hotel, an office building, shops, restaurants and underground parking for commuters heading either to downtown Los Angeles or to Santa Monica.
Because it stands midway between those cities where the line terminates, its builders hope Ivy Station will be a Goldilocks housing option for people who find downtown and Santa Monica too intense or too expensive.