From Robert Boyd’s blog, Wha’ Happen?:
Wilshire Village is officially no more. . . .
I am interested in what happens next. Certainly something new will be built there, but in today’s economic environment, getting loans for development is hard. So it may sit for a while. But I will be watching and taking photos whenever I notice a change in status.
Here’s what I hope. I hope that the new development there, whatever it is, is a reasonably high density development, like the one it replaces. I hope that the new development preserves the beautiful trees on the site.
I hope the new development is people-oriented and community-oriented. I hope that it engages the street and is pedestrian-friendly. I hope that it is architecturally interesting. I hope it has no fake stucco, no faux-Tuscan features. I hope it has no turrets or oversized, penis-shaped entryways. I hope it doesn’t have big garages that face the streets.
And I hope it is a well-built place. I hope it is built with care and built to last. I don’t really have a lot of hope, though. . . .
Photos of Wilshire Village, 1701 West Alabama at Dunlavy: Robert Boyd