With a tower crane now in place, construction for the Cobalt development in Palms has kicked into high gear.

Greystar Real Estate Partners is developing the mid-rise complex at 10601 Washington Boulevard, which will feature 135 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments atop 14,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.  The project also calls for 11 units of low-income housing, 294 parking spaces and various residential amenities.

Santa Monica-based VTBS Architects is designing the seven-story development, which renderings portray in the contemporary style.

Completion of Cobalt is expected in Spring 2018.

Rendering by VTBS Architects
Rendering by VTBS Architects

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h.Club LA Takes Shape at Hollywood & Vine

The social club is scheduled to open in 2018.

At Hollywood and Vine, a blue construction crane towers above the former Redbury Hotel, as the Los Angeles outpost of the London-based Hospital Club takes shape.

Dubbed h.Club LA, the five-story property will offer "dedicated space for artists and entrepreneurs to connect and collaborate."  Other offerings will include space for musical performances, film screenings, album launches, and other events.  Plans also call for 36 bedrooms and amenities such as a rooftop restaurant, an outdoor pool deck,