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The New Face of North La Brea

This long-empty industrial building at La Brea and Romaine (across the street from the WeHo Target) is undergoing renovation as a commercial space.
The Cemex Concrete Plant at Romaine seems to be producing at a quick pace - the trucks keep rolling out.

If you’ve driven up La Brea lately you can’t help but notice all the construction projects underway in the vicinity of the West Hollywood Target. This swath of the busy boulevard, replete with the Cemex Concrete Plant, auto repair, and various chain drug stores and fast food outlets is in need of a bit of revitalization and some charm.

According to an article last week in  LA Streets  there is a lot of development underway in this half mile stretch where the Jon’s Supermarket, the Carl’s Jr and other well-worn businesses once stood. The article gives a great recap (with photos) of what’s there now and what is scheduled to be built.

The rather tawdry Carl Jrs is already but a distant memory - but the McDonalds next door is scheduled to stay.


The five new projects will provide high-density housing along with some mixed-use commercial and retail space. While some may cry out against the expected increased traffic congestion, others are hoping to find the area more livable and walkable with housing and shops street accessible. Read the piece and see what you think.

LA Streets Blog: Five Mega-Projects that Will Transform La Brea

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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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