Long-awaited plans for a residential high-rise in Century City are finally becoming reality.

Last year, the Los Angeles Department of Building and safety issued construction permits to JMB Realty Corp. to begin foundation work for the Constellation Park development.  A full buildout of the project, which would rise at the northeast corner of Constellation Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars, will result in towers of 45 and 41 stories, containing a total of 483 residential units.  However, JMB is only pursuing the construction of one tower at the site at this time.

Johnson Fain is designing the project which would feature buildings of 523 and 481 feet in height, as well as a two-story amenity center, a landscaped outdoor deck, and a new pocket park.  The property will also provide easy access to the Purple Line's Century City Station, which will place its main entrance next to the Constellation Park development.

Currently, work at the project site includes soil excavation and the demolition of the foundations of buildings that previously stood on the property.  A full complement of buildings permits has yet to be issued for the project.

The Constellation Park development was originally entitled by JMB in 2004, but put on ice due to the global recession.  The company later obtained approvals to construct a 37-story office tower on the property, but abandoned that project as well in 2015, eventually reverting to the earlier plan.

Even prior to the start of work at Constellation Park, Century City has found itself surfeit with tower cranes and earth movers.  Construction is already underway for the Purple Line extension to Century City - with as top at Constellation Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars -  and the $2.5-billion Century Plaza redevelopment is rising across the street.