Beverly Hills News
9900 Wilshire Blvd. Project
By Susie Kopecky
Apr 6, 2008 - 11:46:09 PM

The proposed future of 9900 Wilshire Blvd. Photo courtesy of
BEVERLY HILLSThe fate of the old Robinsons-May building on Wilshire Boulevard will be decided over the coming weeks. The Beverly Hills City Council will be making final recommendations on April 3 and April 9, according to the city's website The Planning Commission of the city of Beverly Hills has already reviewed plans to replace the Robinsons-May and its parking structure with a "mixed-use project." The old building measures 228,000 square feet.

The space was acquired by Project Lotus LLC, and is being designed by Richard Meier and Partners. The website which outlines the future of 9900 Wilshire describes the coming living spaces there as "one of the most sought after residential addresses in the world." The site also boasts special "Green" features, and the aim of 9900 Wilshire to "achieve the first U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold Rating in Beverly Hills."

The plan now being discussed would involve the Robinsons-May, located on the 9900 block of Wilshire, to be demolished. The space would then be used to build a number of new buildings, including two buildings housing 235 condominium living spaces. Also planned is plenty of commercial space, including shopping and restaurant space, totaling slightly over 16,400 square feet, according to the city's website. The old building is located in a "commercially-zoned area," a fortunate development for planners.

The city Planning Commission gave the green light in February, and recommended that the City Council approve the plan. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend the April 3 and 9 meetings, and also may watch the meetings online, or contact the Community Development Department at (310) 285-1123.

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