One tall residential building under construction; another long-planned development approved.
New Residential High Rise Going Up on Westside
A Gensler-designed 34-story building currently under construction on Los Angeles’ Westside is poised to become the area’s first residential high rise in nearly 40 years, Archinect reported in May. The 376-unit tower, rising west of the 405 Freeway, is being developed by Douglas Emmett and includes a 40,000-ft2 privately owned and managed pocket park designed by SWA Group. The building is to include a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units, as well as 19 affordable housing units. Renderings show a glass-wrapped tower with wide balconies.
Latest Version of Long-Envisioned Santa Ana Project Greenlit
City officials in Santa Ana approved the latest, 37-story iteration of a project from developer Michael Harrah that has been in the works for 20 years, the Orange County Register reported in May. With one councilwoman objecting, the move came as Harrah added up to 415 residences to a plan that includes offices and commercial space at 1109 North Broadway. If built, One Broadway Plaza will be the tallest building in Orange County. Proponents said the tower would create much-needed jobs for laborers hit hard by the coronavirus economic fallout and signal the city’s rebirth, while opponents pointed to concerns about increased traffic and noise.
New Fixture Line a Product of Vantage, MAD Partnership
Vantage Elevator Solutions and MAD Elevator have launched a new fixture line, Vantage Fixtures Designed & Made by MAD. Available in the North American market, the offering is comprised of MAD’s products (including the new Toe-To-Go [p. 123]) to complement Vantage’s line of controllers and elevator equipment. “Vantage is proud to now be the exclusive source for MAD fixtures to the independent market, offering the convenience and value of a combined controller/fixture solution across all Vantage controller product lines,” Vantage stated. The line will also be available to OEM customers as an option in all configured equipment solutions.