Two-and-a-half years after breaking ground in Koreatown, Los Angeles-based developer CityView is putting the finishing touches on the Pearl on Wilshire.

The seven-story building, which occupies a half city block at 3670 Wilshire Boulevard, will feature 346 apartments and 8,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space when it opens later this year. 

Santa Monica-based VTBS Architects designed the podium-type structure, which incorporates a swimming pool and a rooftop amenity deck.

Completion of the Pearl is set to occur later this year.

Under previous ownership, the property had been considered for one or more high-rise apartment towers.  Plans for a public park on the site were also considered, but ultimately went unrealized.

The Pearl on Wilshire. Image courtesy of Hunter Kerhart Architectural Photography.
3670 Wilshire Boulevard. Image via Google Maps.

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Mixed-Use Development Planned Near Laguna Niguel Metrolink Station

The project is part of the city's Gateway District.

The Laguna Niguel Planning Commission has approved a mixed-use development near the city's Metrolink Station.  The joint venture between Blackwood Real Estate and Walbern, located near the intersection of Crown Valley Parkway and Forbes Road, will consist of 100 two- and three-bedroom apartments in a seven-story building.  Plans also call for 2,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space, as well as a pool courtyard, a fitness center, a private garden, and a sky deck.