An Urbanize reader has sent word that a series of vacant commercial buildings in Brentwood were recently fenced off, signaling the impeneding start of work for a mixed-use development.

The properties, located at 12027-12035 W. Wilshire Boulevard, are slated for a residential-retail complex from Metropolitan Pacific Real Estate Group known as Picasso Brentwood.  A case filing with the Department of City Planning describes the project as a six-story building, featuring 81 market rate and low-income apartments above approximately 7,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space and a 126-car garage.

City records link VTBS Architects to the development, which will feature a mixture of studio, one- and two-bedroom units.

Construction permits were issued for the Picasso development in December 2016, although an exact timeline for the project is unclear.

Metropolitan Pacific is also planning another Picasso-branded apartment complex in Pasadena.

Rendering of Picasso Brentwood (Image: Metropolitan Pacific Real Estate Group)
Rendering of Picasso Brentwood (Image: Metropolitan Pacific Real Estate Group)

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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.