The Wilshire Grand Center—which opens to the public today—narrowly eclipses the U.S. Bank Tower as the tallest skyscraper in Los Angeles. But what might stand out to Angelenos more than the height is the tower’s ornamental top.
It is the first Downtown high-rise to be built since Los Angeles City Hall in 1928 that will not have a flat roof. Instead, at its apex, is a glass “crown” and light-up spire that rises above the 73rd floor. It’s because of that unique, decorative roofline that Los Angeles is home to the tallest skyscraper west of Chicago. Continue reading
Onni Group is expanding its Los Angeles area building spree to Hollywood, per an environmental report published today by the Department of City Planning.
The Canadian firm’s latest project calls for the construction of a 21-story tower at 1360 N. Vine Street, creating 429 residential units, parking for 677 vehicles and upwards of 60,000 square feet of pedestrian-oriented commercial space. The proposed development would allow for either office space or a grocery store, in addition to neighborhood-serving commercial uses. Continue reading
The City of Los Angeles and its Bureau of Engineering recently worked with seven design firms to reenvision seven sections of the L.A. River through Downtown Los Angeles. Participants, as well as their corresponding segments include:
Gruen Associates: Barclay to Spring Street
WSP: Spring Street to Cesar Chavez Avenue
CH2M: Cesar Chavez Avenue to 1st Street
Chee Salette: 1st Street to 4th Street
Mia Lehrer + Associates: 4th Street to 7th Street
AECOM: 7th Street to Olympic Boulevard
Tetra Tech: Olympic Boulevard to 26th Street
The conceptual images that resulted from this process have reimagined the river banks with open space, play areas, public art, new connections and development. Continue reading
A presentation to the Del Rey Neighborhood Council’s Land Use & Planning Committee offers a first look at Paseo Marina, Sares-Regis Group’s proposed redevelopment of the Marina Marketplace shopping center.
The project, which would span across seven acres at the corner of Maxella and Glencoe Avenues, calls for the construction of three podium-type buildings. A full buildout of the proposed development would feature 658 apartments – including 66 for low income households – above 27,300 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. The mixture of townhomes, studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom units would be joined by amenities such as swimming pools, a spa and parking for 1,200 vehicles in an underground garage. Read some more
Last month, the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission held a scoping meeting for the Vermont Corridor Project, which would bring new apartments, affordable housing, retail space and offices to Koreatown.
The project, a public private partnership with Trammell Crow Company, calls for redeveloping three three County-owned properties on Vermont Avenue, just north of Metro’s Wilshire/Vermont Station. Continu reading
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JLL and IDS Real estate Group have announced the signing of two new tenants at Culver City’s C3 development, the first tenants in the new creative office complex rising at 5800 Bristol Parkway.
The speculative project, located just east of the Westfield Culver City shopping mall, features more than 280,000 square feet of office space across seven floors. Leases with the firms Henkel and Dentsu Aegis Network/Carat account for 49,000 square feet each, or approximately 35 percent of the total space within building. Continue reading
Irvine-based developer SARES REGIS Group held a groundbreaking yesterday for three apartment communities in Downtown Long Beach. See renderings of each, courtesy of architecture firm Studio One Eleven. Continue reading
When the Challenge Cream and Butter Company building in the Arts District sold to developers Est4te Four two years ago, information about the plans for the site indicated a unique approach to the property that would preserve the existing 1920s structure but add more space as well.
Now, thanks to city planning documents, first spotted by Urbanize LA, we’re getting a good look at how the building could look post-transformation.
Those documents say new floors would be added to the top of the two-story warehouse at 929 East Second Street, at Second and Vignes, growing it to seven stories.
With the added floors, the structure would gain nearly 64,000 square feet of space. The resulting taller building would house an eatery, a cafe and coffee bar, retail space, studios for artists, and a private club. The building would also hold offices, a gym and pool, and a restaurant for the use of the private club’s members.
The project would have robot parking in the existing basement level and the planned fourth floor. Continue to read
With a Park Hyatt officially on the way at Oceanwide Plaza, an official website has now unveiled new renderings for the $1-billion mixed-use complex adjacent to Staples Center and L.A. Live.
Oceanwide Real Estate Group, the Chinese developer behind the project, is well into the construction process for three high-rise towers on the city block bounded by 11th, 12th, Figueroa and Flower Streets. When completed in 2019, the sprawling 4.6-acre site will yield 504 condominiums, 184 hotel rooms and more than 150,000 square feet of commercial space. Continue to read
Developers Hankey Investment Company and Jamison Services, Inc. joined with 600 construction workers last week to celebrating the topping out of CIRCA, a $500-million high-rise complex in Downtown Los Angeles.
Located at 1200 S. Figueroa Street, near Staples Center and L.A. Live, the project consists of twin 35-story towers that will feature 648 rental units atop 48,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Pre-leasing for the apartments is expected to begin this winter, with move-ins scheduled for Spring 2018. Continue reading