La Brea Corners in Transition

If you drive La Brea with any regularity, you’ll notice that there’s a lot of new construction going on. All of a sudden, La Brea corners look to be hot property as we head into 2012! We count 5 projects underway – with the potential for more coming.

Image courtesy of Urban Strategies Website

Southeast corner of Wilshire and La Brea – Mixed Use Residential/Commercial

          • Formerly Columbia Savings and Loan
          • BRE Properties Wilshire La Brea Project
          • Debut in 2014
          • 478 Apartments
          • 40,000 Square Feet of street front retail and restaurant space
          • 500 feet of frontage on La Brea/270 feet of frontage on Wilshire



Southwest corner of 3rd and La Brea – CVS

          • Property has been under-going environmental clean-up for the past year
          • Formerly a used-car lot
          • Construction on-going

For more… see Mondette.comShops – CVS Coming to La Brea, Just South of West 3rd



Northwest corner of Melrose and La Brea – Chipotle



Northwest corner of Santa Monica and La Brea – Mixed Use Residential/Retail



Southeast corner of Fountain and La Brea – Mixed Use/Residential/Retail


And a few other projects are bubbling up…

  • the southeast corner of 6th and La Brea (formerly an antique yard/2nd home to Rita Flora) – property is currently being cleaned up for future development
  • the southwest corner of Melrose and La Brea (currently a Chevron station) – property is for lease and could potentially be developed as something other than a gas station

Add that to the renaissance going on in the new La Brea walking district between 1st Street and 2nd Street – and you’ve got a lot of new reasons for rubber-necking on La Brea. Definitely be alert, pull over, park and explore.

If you use the street for commuting north-south between the 101 and mid-Wilshire – start looking for alternative routes. The density is steadily creeping up…

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About Mary

Mary has lived in the Hancock Park area for over 20 years - including homes in Larchmont Village and Windsor Square. Mary has lived in some great places in her life - but none compare to the convenience and majesty of our neighborhood. For Mary, the neighborhood has been a wonderful home to her large, extended one time she had family members living on seven different Hancock Park area blocks! Larchmont Buzz is a labor of love - built to celebrate the neighborhood and to elevate the conversation in the area.

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