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Mixed-use complex Granville 1500

Apartments That Build Community

Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects - LOHA

Route 66, the legendary highway that linked Chicago to Los Angeles before it was superseded by interstate freeways, was once known as “America’s Main Street”. The last stretch, before the highway meets the Pacific, is a bleak reminder of how the automobile has drained life from main streets all over the country and fostered low-density sprawl. The dreary succession of cheap storefronts and workshops is ripe for redevelopment, though a parade of over-scaled commercial buildings would only increase the feeling of sterility.
Shining out from this urban wasteland is Granville 1500, a low-rise, high density mixed-use complex that the architect likens to an urban village. It aims to regenerate this section of Santa Monica Boulevard and initiate the process of transforming it into a pedestrian-friendly zone - as West Hollywood has done so successfully, a few...

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