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A scuttled proposal for a high-rise complex in City West has come back to life in bigger (and hopefully better) form.

Yesterday, Career Lofts-LA, LLC submitted revised plans to the City of Los Angeles for the construction of a mixed-use develoment on a large property bounded by 7th, Bixel and Ingraham Streets.  According to a case filing from the Department of City Planning, the project would be highlighted by a 36-story tower featuring 422 residential units and commercial space.  Plans also call for the construction of a seven-story hotel within the development.

A document found by resourceful Urbanize commenters indicates that the proposed 143-key hotel would be operated by Home2 Suites, a Hilton brand which focuses on extended-stay travelers.  As of this past February, the hotel was expected to open in July 2016.

The project is linked to United American Properties, a Newport Beach-based real estate consulting firm.  Further details about the proposed development, including its timeline, are unavailable at this point in time.

The 1.9-acre subject property has been eyed for development since as early as 2005, when a previous land owner announced plans for a squat, 17-story condominium building.  That project, like all high-rise developments proposed in City West at the time, was mothballed in the wake of the global recession.

The proposed 36-story tower represents an emerging trend of high-density development spreading west across the Harbor freeway from booming Downtown Los Angeles.  Just three months ago, plans were revealed for a similar 26-story tower on a nearby property at 1135-1147 W. 7th Street.  One block south, a 12-story apartment building is in the works on Hartford Avenue.

Rendering of the abandoned proposal for a 17-story residential tower.

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Yesterday, the Los Angeles Philharmonic unveiled architectural designs by Gehry Partners for the new Judity and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center @ Inglewood, the future permanent home of the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA). The $14.5-million project will transform a former branch of Security Pacific Bank at 101 S. La Brea Avenue into a light-filled, flexible facility capable of hosting rehearsals, classes, and performances.  It will serve up to 500 students each year from Inglewood and surrounding communities.