A vacant office building in City West may soon give way for a high-rise residential development.

The approximately one-acre property, located at 1247 W. 7th Street, was reportedly purchased for $19 million by Lifan Tower, LLC.  The company is an American-based subsidiary of the Lifan Group, a Chinese manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles.

Although exact details about the proposed development are currently unclear, a flythrough video of the project portrays it as an approximately 28-story glass tower.  Outdoor decks situated at the roof and podium levels offer a mixture offer lush greenery, seating areas and multiple swimming pools.  Cafe-style seating flanks the project's frontage along both 7th and Witmer Streets.

The rendering of the proposed tower displays the logo of American General Design, a Pasadena-based architecture firm responsible for the Seven, a similar residential development planned one block east on Lucas Avenue.

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Small Apartment Building Slated for Crescent Heights Boulevard

Three-story, 12-unit building would rise on two parcels.

Last week, the City of West Hollywood's Design Review Subcommittee considered a proposal to construct a small apartment building on two parcels at 1011 and 1015 N. Crescent Heights Boulevard.

The project, which is being designed by Culver City-based architecture firm Modative, calls for the construction of a three-story, 12-unit building featuring 20 parking spaces.  Plans call for a mix of one- and two-bedroom dwellings, including one unit of affordable housing.