One of the sleepier sections of Wilshire Boulevcard may become a little less so, as development begins spreading east from the Miracle Mile and west from Koreatown.  The surface parking lot at the southeast corner of Wilshire and Crenshaw Boulevard is slated for a 30-unit apartment building.  Residential units would rise within a four-story structure, served by a 67-vehicle parking garage.  Construction equipment will also be on site at a neighboring parcel over the next several years, albeit for a very different type of project.  According to Larchmont Buzz, Metro will utilize the parking lot at the southwest corner of the intersection as a construction staging yard for the first phase of the Purple Line extension.  A little bit of traffic and noise pollution now in exchange for Los Angeles' most important transit project in decades.  Unfortunately, a proposed station at Wilshire and Crenshaw was nixed from the project years ago due to low ridership potential.  Of course, that's not much of a surprise considering that Hancock Park's zoning mandates such a low density project at a high profile intersection.

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Five-Story, 37-Unit Development Rises on Santa Monica Boulevard

Multifamily residential development located on the outskirts of Westwood and Century City.

A new multifamily residential development is now rising on the outskirts of Westwood and Century City.  The project, located at 10534 W. Santa Monica Boulevard, consists of a five-story building that will feature 37 apartments - including three very-low-income units - above three levels of basement parking for 45 vehicles.