Nearly three years after breaking ground at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Broadway, developer G.H. Palmer Associates is nearing the finish line on a two-building mixed-use complex.

Broadway Palace, designed by Oakes Architects, will feature nearly 680 apartments and over 50,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space on opposite sides of Olympic commercial space when completed.  A first phase of the development - a six-story building on the south side of the street - began move-ins earlier this year.

The second phase of the project, located on the north side of the intersection, is highlighted by a 10-story building directly across the street from the popular Ace Hotel, and a connected six-story structure that fronts Main Street.

Palmer, best known for his Italian Renaissance-inspired developments that flank the Harbor Freeway, has departed from this model with his first project in Downtown's core.  Broadway Palace features a facade of brick veneer, mimicing the appearance of nearby historic structures.

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Checking in on the 904 La Brea Apartments

Mixed-use building sprouts on the Hollywood - West Hollywood border.

Three stories of wood-frame construction now rise above a concrete podium at 904 La Brea Avenue, where CIM Group is in the midst of construction at its latest Hollywood development.

The project, located just outside of West Hollywood city limits, will feature 169 residential units above 37,000 square feet of commercial space at completion.  Plans call for a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments, including 414