The Historic Core has been a major part of Downtown Los Angeles’ turnaround in the last two decades. Due to the adaptive reuse ordinance aging vacant office buildings have been converted into trendy residential projects and high-tech creative offices, but one of Downtown’s first major office…

Last October an LLC affiliated with the Chicago-based firm Rebel Hospitality purchased the 12-story Continental Building from developer Tom Gilmore, with plans to turn the apartment building into a hotel. Plans recently submitted to the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council’s Planning an…

A 12-story project in the Arts District is one step closer to breaking ground, and if approved, will be slightly taller than originally planned. The Department of City Planning released the final environmental impact report for the Arts District Center on Sept. 13. Developed by property owne…

A few years after it was announced, the overhaul of the Historic Core’s Cecil Hotel could finally get under way in the coming months. According to a memo to the successor agency to the City Redevelopment Agency, Simon Baron Development (which has a 99-year ground lease on the property) inten…

When new apartment buildings open in Downtown Los Angeles — and there have been dozens of them — they frequently contain studio to two-bedroom units. Some are even larger, with the occasional three-bedroom residence for families.

The developers of a hotel project near the Los Angeles Convention Center are hoping to receive rebates from it. According to a motion filed by First District City Councilman Gil Cedillo, Sandstone Properties wants financial incentives for its 730-room hotel at 1330 W. Pico Blvd. The 37-story…

After many years of delays, it appears as if the Hotel Clark is finally ready to open. Last week, a representative of the Historic Core project said that check-ins are expected to start in mid-October. The 347-room hotel will include a ground-floor lounge as well as a pool, cafe and bar.

The planned redevelopment of the Southern California Flower Market is a step closer to a reality. The City Planning Commission gave its approval to the project at 714 Maple Ave. on Aug. 8. As part of the redevelopment, an existing building on the north side of the lot, which holds parking, w…

Yet more housing is under construction in Downtown. This month Jade Enterprises broke ground on Emerald, a 154-unit building at 1340 S. Olive St. It’s the latest seven-story jewel-named project from Jade, which last year opened the Onyx in South Park and the Topaz in the Historic Core.

One of the Historic Core’s most notable buildings is getting an overhaul. Developer the Relevant Group will turn the Hotel Barclay at 103 W. Fourth St. into a 144-room, 4.5-star “luxury boutique hotel,” according to its website. The six-story Beaux Arts building was constructed in 1897, and …

The Historic Core’s first new skyscraper has finished vertical construction. A topping-out ceremony for the 35-story Perla project was held on Friday, July 26. Developed by SCG America, a subsidiary of the China-based Shanghai Construction Group, the high-rise at 400 S. Broadway will hold 45…

After a long development process, the highly anticipated Downtown branch of the Soho House private club is scheduled to open in August. An exact date has not been set, but the Soho Warehouse, at 1000 S. Santa Fe Ave. in the Arts District, will arrive with 48 hotel rooms, a gym, pool, restaur…

The site of a planned high-rise in City West has changed hands. The Realm Group last month acquired a 1.5-acre lot at 675 Bixel St. Terms of the sale were not disclosed, but Realm Group intends to use the plans of the prior owner, Career Lofts LLC; the site had been entitled for a 36-story, …

Anyone taking in a show in recent months at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre or Mark Taper Forum has had to navigate a maze propelled by construction work around the complex. In August, that will end. That’s because the Music Center last week announced that a dedication ceremo…

In recent years a lot of attention has focused on the Arts District, as the once sleepy neighborhood has attracted a slew of housing, cultural and culinary projects. But almost everything that has come online in the past decade pales in comparison to The Aliso, a five-building complex at Thi…

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