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Site preparation is underway for another low-rise residential complex at Westchester's Howard Hughes Center.

The latest development, known as the Village at Howard Hughes Center, is rising from an approximately 2.9-acre property at 5901 Center Drive that was once entitled for an office building.  Plans call for a trio of six-story structures featuring 375 apartments, 1,500 square feet of retail space, numerous courtyards and rooftop decks.

Permit filings from the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety indicate that the residential and commercial complex is being designed by Santa Monica-based architecture firm Van Tilburg, Banyard & Soderbergh.

According to a press release from last year, the project is being developed by Mill Creek Residential Trust, a Dallas, Texas-based real estate firm with a national portfolio of apartment communities.  They plan to complete the Village development in 2018.

Mill Creek has commenced work on their project just as construction nears completion for Altitude, an adjacent residential complex from Chicago-based Equity Residential.  The two-building development at 5900 and 6020 Center Drive will feature 545 residential units when completed later this year.

A $30-million renovation is also slated for the nearby Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, a shopping center which opened in 2001, but has hemorrhaged tenants in recent years.

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