The Park La Brea News reports that Associated Estates Realty has broken ground on a 175 unit apartment building at the parking lot behind the 1928 Desmond's Department Store at 5500 Wilshire Blvd.  The building is appropriately named "The Desmond on Wilshire."  Completion is expected by summer of 2015.

The Desmond on Wilshire joins a slew of other developments on the Miracle Mile, including the under-construction Wilshire at La Brea apartments and the upcoming 13 story Museum Square Office Building.