Miracle Mile Landscape to Change

Look for the Miracle Mile skyscape to change, once the twin six-story towers and adjacent apartments underway by BRE Properties are completed.

A construction fence now hides the $280 million project consisting of 482 apartment and townhome units anchored by 40,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.

The project, expected to open in 2014, will occupy the entire block at the southeast corner of Wilshire Blvd. and La Brea Ave. Also included are three-story townhomes on Sycamore Ave.

All aboard for Gilmore Station, opening in May. The A. F. Gilmore property is nearing completion at the northwest corner of Fairfax Ave. and Third St., across from the original Farmers Market, also a Gilmore enterprise.

Trader Joe’s will occupy the corner location; Mendocino Farms restaurant, Paper Source and Planet Beauty Supply are also new tenants. Parking will accommodate 110 cars.

New retail and restaurants are opening in “La Brea,” the 90,000 square foot adaptive re-use development project on La Brea Ave between First and Second streets. The Madison Marquette project features 11 buildings occupied by retail, dining and creative offices. Patrons will find parking in the 125-space garage.

La Brea Ave. and Third St. is the new home of a CVS Pharmacy, currently under construction. Ace Museum has opened in the Nugent Chevrolet space at the southeast corner of La Brea and 4th St.

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