Cove Marina

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13650 Marina Pointe Drive, Los Angeles, California

Cove Marina
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Cove Marina in sunny del Rey Marina
Building Information
Developer Crescent Heights Inc.
Architect GMP Architects
Number of Units 138
Number of Floors 19
Year Built 2006
Construction Method Concrete
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13650 Marina Pointe Dr, Venice, CA, USA
Distance to Public Transit 0.2 miles
Region Los Angeles
Municipality Los Angeles
Zoning LAC4(OX)
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Duck hunting before construction of del Rey Marina

Cove Marina is located in del Rey Marina. Before the land was a marina, it had been a salt marsh that was fed by the Ballona Creek. The lands were mostly used by duck hunters.

In the mid 19th century, the marina area was considered to be turned into a commercial port. The United Stated Army again perused the idea in 1916, but the idea was economically impracticable. The idea was brought up again in 1936, but the San Pedro commercial harbor was more in favor.

In 1953, $2 million was finally authorized to fund the construction of the marina.

As construction was completing, the marina was in danger of a winter storm. When it hit, the result cost millions of dollars in damage repairs in the marina itself and the ships that were anchored there. A breakwater was built to protect the marina from this ever happening again. In 1965, the marina was finally completed at the cost of $36.25 million.



Location

del Rey Marina

The Cove Marina is located at del Rey Marina. The area is known for their man-made, small craft harbor. The marina holds 5,300 boats and is the home port to 6,500.

Cove Marina is within walking distance of the marina, the Pacific Ocean, first class restaurants, movie theaters and shopping centers.

The average temperature high for del Rey Marina is 73.5 degrees Fahrenheit, with the average low being 53.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

Popular destinations within the area include fisherman's village, Chace Park, California Yacht Club, UCLA Marina Aquatic Center and Ballona Wetlands.

Outside of walking distance it is a 10 minute drive to Los Angeles International Airport,20 Minutes to Beverly Hills and 30 Minutes to downtown Los Angeles.[1]


Construction

Since September 11th, building practices in Los Angeles have been changing to make the buildings more secure and terrorist proof. Most access to high-rise building has been restricted, and the number of security guards and security systems have been increased. [2]

There have been many tests in the recent past to ensure that buildings are safe from this type of disaster. There are many methods to "terrorist-proof" building. Some strategies include:

  • minimizing glazing
  • bollard lines
  • using short columns (they crush instead of buckling)
  • including panic rooms
  • avoid masonry cladding

Layout and Features

Bathroom
Bedroom

There are many high end features included in the Cove Marina suites. In the kitchen, there are Studio Becker cabinets, Bosch appliances, and granite counter tops. The bathroom is finished with marble and stone.

The penthouse units have Thermador appliances, fireplaces, wet bars and steam showers.[3]

Throughout the suites there are hardwood floors and carpets as well as floor to ceiling windows, walk in closets and large windows offering amazing views. [4]


Floor Plans

One Bedroom and Den

The suites are available in a variety of sizes from one bedroom to three bedroom. The sizes range as follows:

  • One bedroom 749 to 1,421 square feet
  • Two bedroom 1,533 to 2,904 square feet
  • Three bedroom 2,995 to 3,848 square feet

Amenities

Cove Marina offers resort like amenities including:

  • Olympic-sized Pool, Spa, and Fitness Center
  • Valet Parking
  • Doorman and 24 hour desk service
  • Clubhouse
  • Conference room
  • Library
  • Private Wine Storage
  • Interior and Exterior Lounge, wit fireplaces and sun decks and barbecues
  • Recreation lounge with catering kitchen
  • Guest suites
  • Coffee Bar[5]
  • Controlled Access and 24 hour security

Bylaws

Cove Marina Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Barbecues Yes



  • Pets are permitted [8]
  • Rentals are permitted
  • Barbecues are permitted

Sustainability

There is no report of this building having sustainable practices. Los Angeles is trying to be a more sustainable city. The majority of the electricity used in the city comes from coal plants in Arizona and Utah. By 2010, the city hopes to be using 20% green energy.

Southern California is building a solar farm in Mojave Desert. Also, the Department of Water and Power is working on geothermal projects.

The biosoils from local sewage plants are being converted into clean energy. Solid waste is disposed of in oil wells, and as it decomposes it produces methane, which is a source of green fuel.

Los Angeles requires that all new public buildings meet LEED standards. [9]

Trivia

the Zoot Suit is illegal to wear in Los Angeles
  • del Rey Marina is in the community of Venice
  • Both sides of the marina are bound by the City of Los Angeles
  • The marina was designed with moorings for small boats and pleasure crafts
  • The main park in the area is Chance Park
  • The Shirley Temple was invented in Los Angeles
  • The full name of the city is El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula
  • It is illegal to cry on a witness stand in Los Angeles
  • Zoot suits are prohibited in Los Angeles
  • It is illegal to lick a toad in Los Angeles
  • Marilyn Monroe was born in Los Angeles[10]


References

  1. West LA Estates
  2. Rand
  3. LA Condodomain
  4. Zillow
  5. Condomain
  6. Gibson Intl
  7. MRD Condos
  8. Place Bee
  9. World Changing
  10. My Destination


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