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Over the summer, New Pacific Realty unveiled plans to construct a mixed-use apartment complex at 9200 Wilshire Boulevard, billed as Beverly Hills' first rental development in three decades.  Instead, the developer will build the project as for-sale housing, following the approval of the City's Planning Commission.

The project now calls for 54 for-sale condominiums atop up to 7,300 square feet of street-level commercial space.  The prior iteration - which had called for 90 apartments - received pushback from neighboring residents and property owners.

Architecture firm MVE + Partners remains attached to the project, which is envisioned as a six-story glass structure, wrapped around a central courtyard fronting Wilshire Boulevard.  The 70-foot by 70-foot space will be open to the public, and is designed to drown out noise from the adjacent street.  Additional open space amenities are also planned in the form of rooftop decks.

The 9200 Wilshire development dates back over a decade, when it was first proposed as a shorter five-story building designed by Richard Meier.

The project is one of two condominium complexes planned or underway along the Beverly Hills segment of Wilshire Boulevard, joining an eye-catching development from Palisades.

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