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The City is looking to partner with the County to transform a county-owned lot into an affordable housing project. A motion, filed late last month by First District City Councilman Gil Cedillo outlines a plan to work with Los Angeles County First District Supervisor Hilda Solis’ office to tu…

Another project is being planned near Los Angeles State Historic Park. Plans filed with the Department of City Planning by an LLC called 1457 Main call for replacing two industrial buildings at 1435 N. Main St. with a new live/work building containing 243 apartment units.

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Downtown has experienced an unprecedented development boom over the past two decades, with new high-rise residential and commercial developments ushering in a new era of the Central City.

An existing Skid Row building could be demolished to make way for a new affordable housing project. Last week the Department of City Planning released an initial study for a seven-story building at 508 E. Fourth St. The project, from the Skid Row Housing Trust, would replace the three-story …

One of Downtown’s mega projects is turning its final, in-construction tower into apartments. Metropolis, at Eighth and Francisco streets, comprises four high rises, three of which are finished. The last, a 58-story edifice, planned to house 685 condos, but those units have now been converted…

At this month’s Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Planning and Land Use Management committee meeting, the Onni Group revealed a new schedule and details for its major Civic Center project. The Vancouver-based developer intends to start work in 2021 for Times Mirror Square, the block …

After putting out a request for proposals in December, Los Angeles County is moving closer to finding a firm to redevelop a pair of county-owned lots in the Arts District at 321 S. Hewitt St. and 813 E. Fourth Pl. On Oct. 1, the County Board of Supervisors voted to enter into a six-month exc…

More details are out for developer Crescent Heights’ planned 70-story residential building at 1045 S. Olive St. A draft environmental report released by the Department of City Planning offers more insight for the project. The 1045 Olive building, as it is called, will sit on a 0.96-acre lot …

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.

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