More than one year after we last dropped by, construction has gone vertical for West L.A.'s 11800 Santa Monica Boulevard development.

The visually striking five-story building, a collaboration between CIM Group and LOHA, will feature 147 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments in addition to 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

The mixed-use complex features a number of communal amenities, including a fitness center, a swimming pool and a clubhouse.

CIM and LOHA have also teamed up for a similar development proposed for a property directly to the east.

Rendering by Nephew
Rendering by Nephew

Highland Park Senior Housing Project Faces Appeal

Plans call for a three-story building with 17 residential units.

This week, the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission will take up an appeal of the St. Mary Senior Citizen Housing Project, a proposed senior apartment building in Highland Park. The project, the applicant for which is listed as the Presiding priest of the Holy Virgin Mary, calls for the construction of a three-story, 17-unit development at 767 N. Avenue 50.