We like to think of the Hollywood Palladium, recently renovated by Coe Architecture, as a groovy place to see a show. But it looks like it's about to become a whole lot more, as one of the future centers of Hollywood's unprecedented building boom. Curbed LA reports that a mixed use development is now being planned on the parking lots behind the landmark theater, including residential units, street level shops and restaurants, and, potentially, a hotel. In case you're keeping count, just a few of the projects about to go up in the area include Morphosis' new campus for Emerson College, Roschen Van Cleave and Handel's Millenium Hollywood, Rios Clementi Hale and House and Robertson's Columbia Square, and Rios Clementi Hale's Paramount Pictures expansion, just to name a few. Whoah.
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Last week AN learned that Hollywood's Capitol Records building may be in for a dwarfing by two new adjacent towers. Now we learn from our friends at Curbed that the historic Hollywood Palladium, renovated in 2008 by Coe Architects, might also be in trouble. Miami developer Crescent Heights is about pay $55 million for the Palladium site, and it's rumored that they want to build luxury apartments or condos there. The 72-year-old theater apparently has no historic protections, so this could get ugly. Stay tuned.
As California's redevelopment agencies face possible extinction, one notable group has thrown its hat into the ring. The LA Conservancy has announced that it will give its annual President's Award to the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) for "Its commitment to reusing historic structures—and promoting historic preservation" in its redevelopment plans. "We thought it was a timely way to recognize what they’ve been doing and their role in trying to foster strategic investments across the city," said Adrian Scott Fine, the Conservancy's Director of Advocacy, who pointed to the agency's help with, financing, surveys, and in some cases purchase of historic buildings to attract investment in historic conservation. Fine added that while redevelopment agencies have not always had a great relationship with preservation (think Bunker Hill), the Conservancy is against efforts to abolish all state CRA's. "It’s an essential function for cities to have the ability of a redevelopment agency to encourage, facilitate, and make projects happen that otherwise wouldn’t," he said. Recent CRA-supported preservation projects include the Hollywood Palladium, the Downtown Women's Center, and the still-pending Westlake Theater. The Conservancy's awards will be handed out at LA's Millenium Biltmore on May 12. The California Assembly missed eliminating state CRA's by one vote on March 16, but the issue will resurface when the state works to approve its budget later this Spring.