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This week, the Mid City West Community Council's Planning and Land Use Committee is scheduled to review developer Jacob Stark's proposed residential-retail complex in Beverly Grove.

The project, slated for the current site of a car wash at 411-431 N. La Cienega Boulevard, calls for the construction of a six-story building featuring 96 studio, one- and two-bedrom apartments above nearly 14,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.  Plans call for 9 units of very low income housing, as well as amenities such as a club room, a gym and a rooftop pool deck.

Santa Monica-based architecture firm KFA is designing the podium-type building, which is portrayed as a contemporary mid-rise structure clad with smooth finish plaster and wrapped with exterior landscaping.

The property is located a quarter-mile north of the Beverly Center, which is now in the midst of a $500-million renovation.

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Data Center Planned for Parking Lot Near Union Station Terminal Annex

Transit-oriented data center?
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A large parking lot next door to the Union Station Terminal Annex Building is slated for development as a data center. CoreSite Realty Corp., a Denver-based owner and operator of data centers across the country, is behind the proposed development, which would raze the parking lot at 900 N. Alameda Street for the construction of a four-story, 93-foot-tall data center with nearly 180,000 square feet of floor area.