Jon Kortajarena

The final plans for the new Tom Ford West Coast flagship retail location have been finalized by the Architectural Commission, Wednesday.

The site, located at 344-346 N. Rodeo Dr., received unanimous approval by the commission with only slight amendments to external lighting features. As it stands, a vertical application of lights, nicknamed an “eyebrow feature,” line the top of the building, surrounding vitrines. The commission has required that the eyebrow feature extend across the top of the building and that the dimmable LCD lighting, which runs in the recesses, be programmable and regulated to avoid harshness.

The project site, which is helmed by Callison Architects, is located on the east side of the 300 block of N. Rodeo Dr. between Ballys to the south and Michael Kors to the north. The project proposed a remodel of the existing space as well as a remodel to the overall façade.

The initial building plans were approved in July with the final revisions to lighting pending. The remodel includes replacing the former granite stone panel exterior with white, smooth plaster, repainting the window frames black, insertion of new glass panels above Ballys and the creation of two new rectangular display windows flanking two openings to an interior courtyard. The site will also receive new signage.

The Architectural Commission is the last discretionary approval for the retail location. An expected date to commence operation of the site was not available at press time.

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