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Seems like it took forever getting here, but the long delayed 40-story tower at 10000 Santa Monica Boulevard is finally ready to get off the ground.  Or more accurately, into the ground.  Earlier today, the Department of Building and Safety gave developer Crescent Heights the go-ahead to start excavation and shoring work for the tower's two-level underground parking garage.  The 2.4 acre lot, positioned across the street from Beverly Hills' western border, has awaited re-development since 2006.  Ambitious plans for a 45-story condo tower designed by Jean Nouvel were scuttled by the global recession, allowing Crescent Heights to purchase the land at a discount in 2010.  After sitting on the property for several years, it looks like Crescent Heights is now ready to make their move in Century City (and maybe Hollywood).  While earlier reports stated that 10000 Santa Monica would contain 283 condominiums, the project's official website indicates that Crescent Heights has instead opted to move the project forward as luxury rentals.  Either way, Handel Architects' 483-foot tower will soon re-write the Century City skyline.

 

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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.
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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.