The tarp has come down at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue, giving passersby a first glimpse of a first glimpse of the $200-million South Block development.

The project, which comes from DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners and Clarrett West, consists of four seven-story buildings that will feature 507 apartments and approximately 60,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

VTBS Architects designed the mixed-use development, which is functionally and aesthetically similar to an earlier phase of the project located across the street - the Eastown apartments.

Completion of the South Block is expected in 2018.

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Small Lot Homes to Replace Triplex in Silver Lake

The development site is located just south of Fountain Avenue.

A series of early 20th century buildings in Silver Lake could make way for a new development of small lot homes.

The project, filed earlier this week with the City of Los Angeles, would replace a triplex at 1756-1762 Griffith Park Boulevard with 12 single-family residences.