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Downtown LA’s creepy Hotel Cecil might finally reopen in 2021

The developer would not say if stylish micro-units are still part of the plans, but half of the existing rooms will reopen to hotel guests.

‘This plaza has been transformed’

Music Center plaza reopens with a wine bar, restrooms, and a coffeeshop after a $41 million makeover.

Three competing plans unveiled for La Brea Tar Pits makeover

What’s your favorite?

Look around West Hollywood’s freshly renovated Formosa Cafe

The goal of the $2.4 million revamp was "to make it look almost exactly the same" as it did in 1945.

What happened to the exciting redesign of Pershing Square?

The much-maligned public square was poised for a transformative makeover. Will it ever happen?

Details unfurled for $170M renovation of Fashion District’s California Market Center

Opened in 1963 as the place for fashion wholesalers, it will be repositioned to attract a new kind of tenant.

An updated look is on the horizon for the La Brea Tar Pits

The director of the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County, calls it a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to renovate the historic campus.

New views inside Northrop Grumman warehouses remade as hip offices

Expected to open in July 2020 in El Segundo.

Fresh look at San Pedro Public Market, set to get underway next year

The first phase of the revamped waterfront could open as early as 2021.

Who What Wear cofounder lists stylishly updated Spanish Colonial for $8M

Featured in Architectural Digest, the sophisticated four-bedroom sits on a knoll in Little Holmby.

VA picks developer to put 900 homes for veterans on West LA campus

The developer calls it "the largest housing facility for homeless and low-income veterans in America."

Sportsmen’s Lodge redevelopment can move forward with city committee endorsement

The new landscaping plan draws inspiration from Tom Sawyer’s Island in Disneyland, and, in a complete reversal, cultural heritage commissioners love it.

HGTV kicks off Brady Bunch home makeover

The network has plans to nearly double the size of the Studio City ranch house.

Developer Izek Shomof readies for major renovation of hotel across from Inglewood stadium

It’s one of many developments headed for the neighborhood.

Sportsmen’s Lodge redevelopment hits roadblock

The city’s cultural heritage commission skewered the landscaping plan: "The whole thing just leaves me cold."

Hollywood strip mall around Trejo’s Donuts getting hip makeover

The area is heating up with developers, including one with plans to become "a catalyst for gentrification."

Former Hollywood strip club morphs into ‘sensual dive’ bar, boutique hotel

Gold-Diggers is now "a sensual dive" with "just the right amount of sleaze."

AIDS Healthcare Foundation buys third Skid Row building for homeless housing

It’s the fourth LA property AHF has purchased to create more low-income housing

Jazz Age hotel in Westlake gets a posh makeover

It opens next week.

Redondo Beach waterfront makeover is ‘dead’

The city withdrew its plans from the California Coastal Commission.

Coworking space for weed businesses will open in Downtown LA

Seven floors of cannabis-related business in the Jewelry District

Dramatic revamp of Redondo Beach waterfront put on hold

The city has to fix the project’s environmental impact report, a judge says.

See renovations in full swing at the LA Coliseum in Expo Park

The refurbished stadium will feature more legroom, fewer seats, new concession stands, and better Wi-Fi.

VA looking for developer to reboot large West LA campus to house homeless vets

The almost 400-acre campus has been in line for a total rehabilitation for years.

Downtown LA’s old Santa Fe Lofts sells for $68.5M

A $6-million rehab is in the works.

Photos: Makeover underway to bring restaurant, wine bar to DTLA’s Music Center plaza

The new plaza is slated to debut in spring 2019.

New renderings revealed for revamped San Pedro Public Market

The new waterfront development will open by early 2021.

Revamped Hotel Figueroa is set to finally reopen

Its beloved Moroccan interiors have received a subdued, contemporary makeover.

High Line’s landscape architect will help design San Pedro Public Market

A $150-million redevelopment will totally overhaul the waterfront site.

Long Beach's historic Breakers building will reopen as independent hotel

The hotel, which dates to the 1920s, has sat mostly vacant for a few years now.

Kim and Kanye reportedly spent $20M remodeling their Hidden Hills mansion

After years of renovations, the power couple is finally moving in.

LA County approves $40M makeover of The Music Center plaza

A restaurant, wine bar, permanent restrooms, and welcome center will be added to the plaza between the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Mark Taper Forum.

Downtown’s historic Herald Examiner building will house restaurant from République owners

The 1910s-era building was commissioned by William Randolph Hearst, and the interior is said to be gorgeous.

New renderings released for the redesign of Pershing Square

Take a fresh look at the "radical flatness" planned for the Downtown gathering space.

1980s office building in Beverly Hills could get a showy update

The classy and glassy update would add two stories onto the building.

1940s post and beam flip asks $1.65M in Mt. Washington

Built in 1942, the snow-white residence was recently revamped by architectural design firm Breland-Harper.

Owners of Burbank’s retro Pickwick Bowl want to raze it and build housing

The 1960s-era Viva Cantina across the street is in jeopardy, too

Ports O’Call shopkeepers facing imminent evictions ahead of big redevelopment

Businesses will get spots in the new storefronts post-makeover, but some say they have nowhere to go in the meantime.

Here’s what Santa Monica’s landmarked Sears will look like post mixed-use makeover

The Moderne-style facade from 1947 will stick around, but big changes are headed for the interior.