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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…

Gilbert Lindsay Plaza links Staples Center to the Los Angeles Convention Center, but for many visitors to either, it might be seen as a bland concrete space. Now the city and its private collaborators are taking in community feedback for how best to turn that walkway into a green space for t…

Prolific Canadian developer the Onni Group is one step closer to breaking ground on its next high rise. Last week the Los Angeles City Council approved the company’s 60-story residential tower at the southeast corner of Olympic Boulevard and Hill Street. The project at 1000 S. Hill St. will …

New Look for Civic Center Tower: New designs have been revealed for Tribune Real Estate’s planned high-rise just south of Times Mirror Square. The initial plan called for a structure resembling stacked, offset boxes. Updated designs from architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz show the 37-s…

The Go for Broke National Education Center is a nonprofit that maintains the Go for Broke Monument in Little Tokyo, which honors Japanese-American World War II veterans. The GFBNEC is now also entering the development game, with plans for a major expansion. This week, the office of 14th Dist…

Work has begun for the CitizenM hotel in the Historic Core. The 11-story project, being co-developed by Amsterdam-based hospitality group CitizenM and Downtown’s BLVD Hospitality, broke ground on Friday, May 31; it will replace a parking lot on the northeast corner of Fourth and Spring streets.

A 63-stall parking lot along the Figueroa Corridor is being considered as a potential site for affordable housing for military veterans. Last week, County Supervisor Hilda Solis put forward a motion to examine using the lot next to the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall at Figueroa Street and Washingto…

More than two years after plans were first filed, there are new details on the proposed transformation of a 1.43-acre site in the Arts District. Documents filed with the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council’s Planning and Land Use committee offer fresh renderings and breakdowns for Dart…

In January, work stopped on the $1 billion Oceanwide Plaza project next to L.A. Live and the Los Angeles Convention Center. Developer Oceanwide Holdings announced in late January that it had put the project on hold while it restructured its capital, but pledged to resume construction by the …

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