Arts District Office Building to Break Ground This Fall

2130 E. Violet St.

The Arts District’s transformation into a creative office destination continues, and the luring of Warner Music Group and Spotify is prompting more developers to invest in the area. Developer Lowe this week said it plans to break ground on a previously announced nine-story building at 2130 E. Violet St. this September. The project would include 90,800 square feet of office space on top of 6,200 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.

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Architecture firm Ware Malcomb is designing the project that takes influences from the industrial character of the neighborhood, with large windows and a concrete exterior, plus terraces across the structure. There would be a landscaped patio on the roof. The project would rise near the recently opened Ford Factory Building and not far from a mixed-use project on Violet Street from developer Onni Group. Lowe in 2016 opened the apartment complex the Garey Building in the Arts District.

Construction is expected to wrap in 2021; the budget was not disclosed. The news was first reported by the Los Angeles Times.