The tarp has come down at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue, giving passersby a first glimpse of a first glimpse of the $200-million South Block development.

The project, which comes from DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners and Clarrett West, consists of four seven-story buildings that will feature 507 apartments and approximately 60,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

VTBS Architects designed the mixed-use development, which is functionally and aesthetically similar to an earlier phase of the project located across the street - the Eastown apartments.

Completion of the South Block is expected in 2018.

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Apartments With Retail Planned West of the Grove

Low-rise building would feature 50 apartments over ground-floor commercial uses.

An auto body repair shop and two small commercial buildings located near the Grove could make way for a residential-retail complex.

Earlier today, plans were filed with the City of Los Angeles to construct a mixed-use project at 8000-8014 W. 3rd Street in the Beverly Grove neighborhood.  Plans call for a 50-unit building - including five affordable apartments - with approximately 7,250 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.