DTLA - These days one hears occasional warnings that the long-running bull market is coming to a close, that the national economy could shift into recession and sky-high prices will fall. That may in fact happen, but right now there are absolutely zero indicators of it occurring in the Downtown Los Angeles development scene.

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The community remains red hot and the skyline is filled with cranes. Thousands of housing units are coming online, such as the recently opened Financial District high-rise Atelier and City West’s seven-story Sofia, which has more than 600 apartments. Thousands more residences are under construction, including the condominiums at Metropolis and the apartments at The Aliso in the Arts District. 

The growing residential scene is also spurring the development of other projects. Soon Downtown will have new shopping and dining options such as At Mateo in the Arts District and Row DTLA (where some stores are already open) in the Industrial District. There’s a surge in office space. New parks are being planned.

The activity is happening all across Downtown, from Chinatown to the Figueroa Corridor, from the Arts District to City West. Wherever you look, something big is being built. 

In the following pages, Los Angeles Downtown News provides the latest information on 116 projects. The beat goes on.

NEW PROJECTS

These projects were either publicly announced, were revived or gained prominence in the past seven months.

333 S. ALAMEDA ST.

Developer: Alameda Plaza

Budget: N/A

Residences: 994 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

The Latest: In late February plans were announced to build a residential tower at the address of the Little Tokyo Galleria. DGB Line is designing the project which would feature four towers of varying height, with the tallest being 34 stories; 160 units would be set aside as affordable housing. The development would include nearly 100,000 square feet of commercial space.

641 IMPERIAL ST.

641 Imperial St.

Developer: Adam Lindemann

Budget: N/A

Height: 12 stories

Residences: 140 live/work units

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

The Latest: In April, plans for the Arts District project from New York City businessman and gallery owner Lindemann were revealed. Designs from architecture firm Johnson Fain show a striking edifice that uses recycled brick on the ground level, while the rest of the building would be concrete and glass. There will be a pool, a fitness center, 7,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and another 7,000 square feet of office space on the second level. Entitlements are being sought for the building that will be designed to meet LEED Platinum standards.

670 MESQUIT

606-694 S. Mesquit St.

Developer: VE Equities and the Gallo Family

Budget: N/A

Size: 1.8 million square feet

Residences: 308 apartments, 236 hotel rooms

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: In April, plans were filed with the Department of City Planning to demolish a cold storage facility in the Arts District and create a massive mixed-use project with five buildings, holding a hotel, a museum and commercial space. The architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group is designing the complex where the buildings would range from 90 to 360 feet tall. There would be approximately 2,000 parking spaces and 930 bicycle parking space. Entitlements are being sought.

1045 S. OLIVE ST.

1045 S. OLIVE ST.

Developer: Crescent Heights

Budget: $300 million

Height: 70 stories

Residences: 794 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: In August, the Miami-based developer revealed plans for the South Park skyscraper. The design by the firm ODA features cantilevered, wraparound balconies on nearly every floor, and a series of three-story cutouts, with pools and courtyards, about two-thirds up the building. The developer is seeking entitlements.

1340 S. HILL ST.

Developer: Chernoff Family Trust

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 235 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

The Latest: New details and designs were revealed in June for a market-rate complex that would include 47 units of workforce housing, plus 12 apartments for low-income residents. The building would have two courtyards and 9,000 square feet of retail space. The developer is seeking entitlements. 

2117 E. VIOLET ST.

Developer: Onni Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 13 stories

Residences: 509 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

The Latest: Renderings of the Arts District project being designed by Arno Matis Architecture were revealed in May. The building would hold 433 market-rate apartments and 76 affordable housing units. Entitlements are being sought for the development that would have a collection of offset, stacked podiums. Amenities would include a rooftop pool. 

BROOKFIELD TOWER

BROOKFIELD TOWER

945 W. Eighth St.

Developer: Brookfield

Budget: N/A

Height: 64 stories

Residences: 781 condominiums

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

The Latest: On June 23, the Downtown real estate giant filed plans with the Department of City Planning for a skyscraper next to 777 Figueroa and Ernst & Young Plaza. It would rise on a grassy parcel between the FIGat7th shopping center and a parking structure. Brookfield acquired the property in 2013 as part of its $450 million purchase of MPG Office Trust. Architecture firms Marmol Radziner and Large Architecture are designing the project that would have 831 parking spaces.

CALIFORNIA MARKET CENTER REDESIGN

110 W. Ninth St.

Developers: Brookfield Office Properties and Jamison Properties

Budget: N/A

Height: 13 stories

Size: 1.8 million square feet 

Anticipated Completion: End of 2019

The Latest: In June, prominent Downtown landowner Brookfield announced that it would work with Jamison on an overhaul of the massive Fashion District complex which houses more than 1,000 wholesale showrooms. The work will create Class A office space in the 1963 building and add retail space to the ground floor. The CMC will stay open while work takes place.

CAMBRIA HOTEL SPRING STREET

419 S. Spring St.

Developer: PNK Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 14 stories

Size: 180 rooms

Anticipated Opening: 2019

The Latest: This month, representatives of Oceans V, the hotel management company of PNK, revealed that interior demolition of the 1927 Historic Core edifice is underway. The 122,200-square-foot structure will be completely transformed, and when open the hotel will cater to business travelers. Amenities will include a bar and lounge and there will likely be a ground-floor restaurant. Another Cambria Hotel is being developed near L.A. Live.

FIGUEROA CENTER

FIGUEROA CENTER

913 S. Figueroa St.

Developer: Regalian

Budget: N/A

Height: 66 stories

Size: 200 condominiums, 220 hotel rooms

Anticipated Groundbreaking/Opening: 2020/2023

The Latest: In July, Glendale-based developer Regalian announced plans for the skyscraper that would rise just north of the Hotel Figueroa. The project, designed by CallisonRTKL, would be the third-tallest building in Downtown Los Angeles, and would include 22,766 square feet of ballroom and event space, plus 50,000 square feet of restaurant space. There would be 617 parking stalls. The hotel rooms would be on floors 13-28, with the residences on upper levels. Entitlements are being sought. 

GRAND AND CESAR CHAVEZ TOWER

510 N. Grand Ave.

Developer: Zion Enterprises and TA Partners

Budget: N/A

Height: 22 stories

Residences: 299 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

The Latest: In March, Zion Enterprises and TA Partners acquired the 1.37-acre site that has long held a Burger King. The previous owner had secured entitlements for the 22-story residential building. 

HYPERLOOP CAMPUS

2110 E. Bay St.

Developer: Tishman Speyer

Budget: N/A

Height: 8 stories

Size: 222,000 square feet

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

The Latest: In May, Tishman Speyer filed plans with the city for an eight-story office building on the Arts District site of the Hyperloop campus. It would have at least 444 parking spaces. Entitlements are being sought. No details have been revealed on whether Hyperloop would stay or leave.

MERRITT BUILDING

761 S. Broadway

Developer: Bonnis Properties

Budget: N/A

Height: 9 stories

Size: 50,000 square feet 

Anticipated Completion: N/A

The Latest: In July, Bonnis announced plans to turn the long-empty Historic Core eyesore into a modern office hub. Bonnis acquired the Merritt Building, known for its stately exterior columns, last November for $24 million. The basement, ground floor and mezzanine will be converted into 9,400 square feet of retail space. There will be approximately 6,500-7,000 square feet of office space on each of the upper levels. Work is expected to start in the fall. 

MUSEUM TOWER RENOVATION

225 S. Olive St.

Developer: Goldrich and Kest Industries and Shapell Properties

Budget: $26 million

Height: 20 stories

Residences: 217 apartments

Anticipated Completion: December 2019

Website: themuseumtowerapts.com

The Latest: Work has begun of a top-to-bottom renovation of the 1992 Bunker Hill property. The residences and hallways on all levels will be updated in phases through 2019; the owner plans to install new first- and third-floor amenities, including a fitness center, lounge, library, pool deck, and screening room, by next spring. The facade will be power washed and painted.

SP7

SP7

647 S. San Pedro St.; 519 E. Seventh St.

Developer: Skid Row Housing Trust

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 100 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: In May, Skid Row Housing Trust revealed plans to renovate and modernize a 19-unit Skid Row building on San Pedro Street. A warehouse on Seventh Street would be demolished and replaced with an 81-unit structure. Plans are being finalized. Killefer Flamming Architects is handling the designs.

TRICAL HOTEL

1300 S. Figueroa St. 

Developer: TriCal 

Budget: N/A

Height: 53 stories

Size: 1,024 rooms

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: TriCal, which built the 100-apartment City Lights on Fig building at 1300 S. Figueroa St. 12 years ago, announced plans in late February to raze the complex and build a high-rise on the site. Renderings from architecture firm Gensler show a sleek building with undulating glass and a pointed top, plus a pool deck about 10 stories off the ground.

The Latest: TriCal began seeking entitlements for the hotel this year, and the process could stretch into 2018. It does not yet have a timeline to start construction. 

WALNUT BUILDING

1745 E. Seventh St.

Developer: Hillcrest Company

Budget: N/A

Height: 8 stories

Residences: 57 live/work units

Anticipated Opening: Late 2018

Key Details: In April, Hillcrest Company announced that it had begun renovating the 100,000-square-foot former home of the California Walnut Growers Association. The lower two floors of the 1921 edifice will house commercial and office space, while the upper levels will be residential. Hillcrest intends to create 90 parking stalls in the basement and on a lot on the western edge of the property.

RESIDENTIAL-UNDER CONSTRUCTION

255 GRAND RENOVATION

255 S. Grand Ave.

Owner: Goldrich and Kest Industries and Shapell Properties

Budget: $34 million

Height: 27 stories

Residences: 391 apartments

Anticipated Completion: December

Website: 255grand.com 

The Latest: Work is nearly complete on a renovation of the 1989 Bunker Hill tower. The exterior has received a series of improvements, while interior work includes the creation of a 2,400-square-foot fitness center and meeting rooms. Apartments have been modernized in phases, with work on only a few levels remaining. 

825 S. HILL ST.

825 S. HILL ST.

Developer: Onni Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 49 stories

Residences: 490 apartments

Anticipated Completion: Late 2018

Key Details: Chris Dikeakos Architects is designing the tower, which will include a landscaped podium deck and rooftop amenities. 

The Latest: Construction on the high-rise continues, with crews having reached about the halfway point of vertical construction. Some glass is being installed on lower levels.

888 S. HOPE ST.

Developer: CIM Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 34 stories

Residences: 525 apartments

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2018

Website: cimgroup.com/investments/888-s-hope

The Latest: Construction crews are continuing the build out, with glass being installed on the lower and middle floors. The project will include an outdoor pool and lounge, with recreation and garden areas atop an adjacent podium.

1212 S. FLOWER ST.

Developer: Onni Group

Budget: N/A

Height: a 40-story tower and a 31-story tower

Residences: 730 units

Anticipated Opening: 2019

Key Details: Chris Dikeakos Architects is designing the project that will feature a pair of towers linked by a landscaped podium. There will be 842 parking stalls.

The Latest: Construction crews finished excavation and are building the podium levels. 

1400 S. FIGUEROA ST.

Developer: DHG Family Trust

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Anticipated Opening: 2018

Residences: 110 apartments

The Latest: Framing and construction continues on the South Park project being designed by GMP Architects. It will include a pool, spa and fitness center.

AXIS APARTMENTS

1100 S. Hill St. and 1200 S. Broadway

Developer: Forest City

Budget: $135 million

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 391 apartments

Opening: Phase one open/phase two spring 2018 

Website: axisdtla.com

Key Details: The seven-story Hill Street building, also known as Axis on Eleventh, will have 177 apartments, and the Broadway edifice, dubbed Axis on Twelfth, will offer 214 residential units. Amenities include a pool, spa, outdoor deck, fitness center, pet facilities and a film room.

The Latest: According to Forest City representatives, move-ins began at Axis on Twelfth in August. The second building will be ready in the spring. Rents run approximately $3.25-$3.50 per square foot.

E ON GRAND

E ON GRAND

1249 S. Grand Ave.

Developer: 4D Development 

Budget: $30 million

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 115 apartments

Anticipated Opening: September

Website: eongrandla.com

The Latest: The finishing touches are being applied to the South Park project. Pre-leasing has begun, and 25% of the studio to two-bedroom units are reserved. Move-ins are scheduled to start this month. Residences go from 566 square feet; amenities include a dog run and a hot tub. The retail lineup includes a Starbucks and an organic cleaners. The architect is AFCO Design.

FOREMAN AND CLARK BUILDING

701 S. Hill St. 

Developer: Bonnis Properties

Budget: N/A

Height: 13 stories

Residences: 125 apartments

Anticipated Opening: Late 2018

Key Details: The project will restore the Jewelry District building’s original lobby, while adding a media room, a fitness center and other amenities. OKB Architecture is handling designs for the transformation of the 1928 Art Deco property. There will be about 8,900 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

The Latest: With entitlements and permitting complete, some work is already underway. Construction is expected to last 14 months.

HOLLAND PARTNER GROUP/732 S. SPRING ST.

HOLLAND PARTNER GROUP/732 S. SPRING ST.

Developer: Holland Partner Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 24 stories

Residences: 303 apartments 

Anticipated Opening: Late 2018

The Latest: The lower levels of the tower are complete and construction continues toward the top. The project will have a pool and outdoor terrace, with 7,200 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The design from MVE+Partners features a line of balconies and a wavy main facade. 

HOLLAND PARTNER GROUP/751 S. SPRING ST.

Developer: Holland Partner Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 24 stories

Residences: 275 apartments 

Anticipated Opening: Late 2018

The Latest: Vertical construction of the tower has reached the halfway point, with parts of the lower facade already finished. The project will have a pool and rooftop deck, along with 8,900 square feet of ground-floor retail space. MVE+Partners is handling the designs.  

HOLLAND PARTNER GROUP/SOUTH PARK

712 W. Ninth St. 

Developer: Holland Partner Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 28 stories

Residences: 341 apartments 

Anticipated Opening: Late 2018

The Latest: The first half of the tower’s skeleton is built, though the exterior glass has yet to be installed. Designs by Preston Partnership show a building with box-shaped clusters of balconies. Nearly 11,700 square feet of retail space will front the sidewalk, primarily along Ninth Street. 

JADE ENTERPRISES/ONYX

424 W. Pico Blvd.

Developer: Jade Enterprises

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 410 apartments

Anticipated Opening: Late 2017 

Key Details: The TCA-designed project in South Park includes 30,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground level. 

The Latest: Construction crews have nearly completed their work, with finishing touches being applied to the interior and exterior of the complex.

JADE ENTERPRISES/TOPAZ

550 S. Main St.

Developer: Jade Enterprises

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 159 apartments

Anticipated Opening: Late 2017

Key Details: The building in the heart of the Historic Core includes 23,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor.

The Latest: Crews have removed the tarp covering the exterior, revealing a blue-accented façade with a modern blade sign.

MACK URBAN/SOUTH PARK 

1120 S. Grand Ave.

Developer: Mack Urban

Budget: $1.2 billion (overall project)

Height: 38 stories

Residences: 536 apartments

Anticipated Opening: 2019

Website: mackurban.com

Key Details: Mack Urban is working on a multi-phase project spread over six acres in South Park. A 38-story building is under construction.  Subsequent phases have not been revealed. The entire project is scheduled to be finished in 2024.

The Latest: The first phase in Mack Urban’s development, the 362-unit Wren apartments, opened in the spring. Phase Two, the high-rise development, broke ground last July, and crews continue vertical construction.

PARK FIFTH

PARK FIFTH

Fifth Street between Olive and Hill

Developer: MacFarlane Partners

Budget: N/A

Size: a 7-story and a 24-story building

Residences: 660 apartments

Anticipated Opening: 2019

Website: macfarlanepartners.com

Key Details: The seven-story building will have 313 apartments and 7,500 square feet of retail space. The tower will hold 347 apartments and 5,300 square feet of commercial space. The developer is seeking LEED Silver certification. Architecture firm Ankrom Moisan is handling designs.

The Latest: Concrete decks are being poured on the low-rise portion of the project north of Pershing Square. Excavation has been completed for the tower. Framing will start in November, with the top-out anticipated in mid-2018. 

PERLA

Fourth Street and Broadway

Developer: SCG America, a subsidiary of Shanghai Construction Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 34 floors

Residences: 450 condominiums

Anticipated Groundbreaking/Opening: September/2020

Website: scgamerica.com/losangeles

The Latest: The plot at the southeast corner of Fourth and Broadway has been cleared, and the Historic Core residential high-rise is scheduled to break ground on Thursday, Sept. 21. Architect CallisonRTKL is handling designs for the tower that has a curved 11-story podium, with a rectangular structure on top. The project encompasses more than a half-million square feet of space.

THE ALISO

950 E. Third St.

Developers: Legendary Development and Brookfield 

Budget: N/A

Height: 6 stories

Residences: 472 apartments

Anticipated Completion: Late 2018

The Latest: Construction on the five buildings continues, with the wooden frames on two structures now completed. Kava Massih Architects is handling designs; the buildings will share a courtyard.

RESIDENTIAL-IN PLANNING

7TH AND MAPLE

Seventh Street and Maple Avenue

Developer: Realm Group and Urban Offerings

Budget: N/A

Height: 33 stories

Residences: 452 Apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: Along with 13,000 square feet of retail space, the project would have 534 parking stalls and 528 spaces for bicycle parking. Humphreys & Partners Architects is designing the steel-and-glass tower that would rise on a current parking lot.

The Latest: The developers are working on securing entitlements. 

211 W. ALPINE ST. 

211 W. ALPINE ST.

Developer: Izek Shomof

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 122 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

The Latest: Prolific developer Shomof’s plans for a residential building about a block south of the Chinatown Gold Line Metro station are still being reviewed by the Department of City Planning. The project would set aside six residences for very-low-income individuals. Plans include 120 subterranean parking spaces and 124 bike spaces, plus 4,200 square feet of ground-floor retail and commercial space. 

520 MATEO ST. 

Developer: Carmel Partners

Budget: N/A

Height: N/A

Residences: 600 condominiums

Anticipated Groundbreaking: Late 2017

The Latest: Carmel Partners is still seeking entitlements for a project that would rise on a two-acre plot along Santa Fe Avenue and Fourth Place in the Arts District. It would include 60,000 square feet of retail space. A 1988 industrial building on the site would be demolished. 

601 SOUTH MAIN

601 S. Main St.

Developer: Barry Shy

Budget: N/A

Height: 38 stories

Residences: 452 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: 2018

Key Details: Entitlements have nearly been secured for the Historic Core project. Plans filed with the city call for seven levels of parking. Once construction begins, the developer estimates it will take 18 months to build.

920 S. HILL ST.

Developer: Barry Shy

Budget: N/A

Height: 32 stories

Residences: 239 condominiums

Anticipated Groundbreaking: 2018

Key Details: Entitlements are nearly complete for the tower being designed by David Takacs Architects, which would rise behind the Ace Hotel. There would be five commercial spaces on the ground floor. 

1000 S. HILL ST.

Developer: Onni Group 

Budget: N/A

Height: 48 stories

Residences: 498 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: Chris Dikeakos Architects is designing the high-rise that will have a sloping element on half of the roof. The tower would include 8,700 square feet of retail space on the ground level and 711 parking spaces.

The Latest: The project is in the entitlement phase. Currently the site is a parking lot.

ALEXAN

ALEXAN

850 S. Hill St.

Developer: Trammell Crow Residential

Budget: N/A

Height: 27 Stories

Residences: 305 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

The Latest: Although the City Council has approved the project, residents of the neighboring Eastern Columbia Building and other Downtown inhabitants are waging a legal campaign against the building, arguing that it is out of scale in size and design with the neighborhood. The CallisonRTKL-designed tower would rise on a current parking lot and contain a podium with 336 parking spaces.

BEACON TOWER

343 S. Hill St.

Developers: Equity Residential 

Budget: N/A

Height: 33 stories

Residences: 428 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

The Latest: The developer is still seeking entitlements for this project that has been delayed. Part of the site has been fenced off.

BROADWAY AND OLYMPIC CONDOS

995 S. Broadway

Developer: Barry Shy and Joe Bednar

Budget: N/A

Height: 15 stories

Residences: 163 condominiums

Anticipated Groundbreaking: Early 2018

The Latest: A project spokesperson said that entitlements are being finalized and permitting is underway on the proposed condominium development. Amenities would include a rooftop pool and there would be eight commercial spaces at street level. Construction would take 18 months. 

BROOKS BUILDING

646 S. Broadway

Developer: 640 S. Broadway

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 30 apartments 

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

The Latest: According to a project spokesperson, plans for the mostly empty J.E. Carr building are “in process.” Previously announced plans included the creation of an automated parking system.

CATALINA BUILDING

443 S. San Pedro St.

Developer: Statewide Acquisition Corp.

Budget: N/A

Size: 6 stories

Residences: 78 live/work lofts

Anticipated Opening: N/A

The Latest: After acquiring the building for $20.5 million, securing historical-cultural landmark status and preparing permits, Statewide halted work on the project. The 1923 building was put up for sale in August. 

EIGHTH AND FIGUEROA TOWER

744 S. Figueroa St.

Developer: Mitsui Fudosan America

Budget: N/A

Height: 43 stories

Residences: 436 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Website: mfamerica.com/portfolio

Key Details: The glass and steel structure being designed by the architecture firm Johnson Fain would hold a landscaped podium, 10,000 square feet of commercial space and 400 bicycle parking spaces. It would rise next to the FIGat7th complex on a one-acre lot.

EIGHTH AND HOPE TOWER

754 S. Hope St.

Developer: Mitsui Fudosan America

Budget: N/A

Height: 39 stories

Residences: 409 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Website: mfamerica.com/portfolio

Key Details: A high-rise has been proposed for the site of a current parking structure. It would include 494 parking spaces, with the above-grade ones housed in a perforated metal podium. The firm Johnson Fain is handling designs.

ETCO HOMES LITTLE TOKYO

118 Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka St.

Developer: Etco Homes

Budget: N/A

Height: 9 stories 

Residences: 77 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking/Opening: Fall 2017/2019

The Latest: A representative of the developer said that permits should be secured by the end of September, and construction will start immediately thereafter. Construction is expected to take two years on the Little Tokyo project being designed by Greg Bucella of BGA Inc.

FERRANTE

1000 W. Temple St.

Developer: G.H. Palmer Associates

Budget: N/A

Height: N/A

Residences: 1,437 apartments

Anticipated Opening: N/A

Website: ghpalmer.com

The Latest: The city continues its review of developer Geoff Palmer’s plan for a massive project just west of the 110 Freeway. The 9.6-acre plot has a four-story parking garage and 10-story office building that would need to be demolished. Ferrante would include parking for about 2,600 vehicles and 1,680 bicycles.

JADE ENTERPRISES/EMERALD

1340 S. Olive St.

Developers: Jade Enterprises 

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 154 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

The Latest: The project is entitled but has not yet broken ground. MVE+Partners is designing the South Park building.

JADE ENTERPRISES/SAPPHIRE

1111 W. Sixth St.

Developers: Jade Enterprises 

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 369 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: The City West project would replace an existing office building with a pair of low-rise structures linked by a sky bridge. Steinberg Architects is designing the complex. The developer is still seeking entitlements.

JMF TOWER

JMF TOWER

333 W. Fifth St. 

Developer: JMF Development 

Budget: N/A 

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

The Latest: Developer Jeffrey Fish is planning a tall, thin tower that would rise on an L-shaped lot that wraps around his Pershing Square Building. Entitlements are still being arranged for two versions: one 55 stories with 100 condos, 200 hotel rooms and 27,500 square feet of retail; and another that stands 57 stories, with 142 condominiums and 25,000 square feet of retail. 

MAIN STREET PARK

1100 S. Main St.

Developers: Jade Enterprises

Budget: N/A

Height: 8 stories

Residences: 379 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: Architecture firm MVE+Partners is designing the building, which would include 26,000 square feet of office and commercial space. Amenities would include a fitness center, pool and media room. Forty units would be set aside for low-income tenants. 

The Latest: The developer is still seeking entitlements for the South Park project. 

OLYMPIA

OLYMPIA

1001 W. Olympic Blvd.

Developer: City Century, a subsidiary of the Shanghai-based Shenglong Group

Budget: N/A

Residences: 1,367 units

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Website: city-century.com/our-communities/olympia

Key Details: The huge residential complex would comprise three towers just east of the 110 Freeway, near L.A. Live. A podium linking the buildings would hold 40,000 square feet of retail space. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is designing the project that would tower over the 110 Freeway and that would include 115,000 square feet of open space, with numerous gardens. The developer is aiming to achieve LEED Silver certification.

The Latest: Entitlements are being sought. 

PALMETTO COLYTON

527 Colyton St.

Developer: Bolour Associates

Budget: N/A

Height: 12 stories

Residences: 310 condominiums

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Website: bolourassociates.com

The Latest: According to the most recent information available, Bolour has filed plans with the city for the Arts District project. Entitlements are being sought for the development that would include 394 parking spaces.

THE HILL

940 Hill St.

Developer: 940 Hill LLC

Budget: $130 million

Height: 20 stories

Residences: 234 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

The Latest: Entitlements were secured in 2016, but the developer has not yet begun work on the project.

TIMES MIRROR SQUARE TRANSFORMATION

202 W. First St.

Developer: Onni Group

Budget: N/A

Size: 3.6 acres

Residences: 1,127 units

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: The project would demolish the two western buildings of the Civic Center complex and replace them with a pair of residential towers — one 37 stories tall, the other 53. There would also be 34,500 square feet of commercial space. The three remaining buildings would be renovated and serve as office space.

The Latest: The Onni Group unveiled renderings and new details on the project in June. Entitlements are being sought.

VARA

1233 S. Grand Ave.

Developer: City Century, a subsidiary of the Shanghai-based Shenglong Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 22 stories

Residences: 148 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Website: city-century.com/our-communities/vara

Key Details: The project would have a grand lobby, a pool and a rooftop terrace with a private dining area. Construction is scheduled to take two years. 

The Latest: City Century continues to seek entitlements for the South Park project.

MIXED USE

6AM

6AM

Sixth and Alameda streets or 1211 Wholesale St. 

Developer: SunCal 

Budget: $2 billion

Opening: N/A

Website: suncal.com/our-communities/6th-alameda 

Key Details: The project would have 1.4 million square feet of apartments and 674,000 square feet of condominiums (comprising 1,305 apartments and 431 condos), located in seven-story structures and a pair of 58-story towers. There would also be 265,000 square feet of space each for a hotel and offices, 64,000 square feet of retail, 18,000 square feet for a school, and another 18,000 square feet for cultural uses.

The Latest: Irvine-based SunCal submitted plans for 6AM to the city in September 2016. Entitlements are expected to take two years. The futuristic, concrete-and-steel design comes from architecture firm Herzog + de Meuron.

1600 S. FIGUEROA ST.

Developer: L&R Group of Companies

Budget: N/A

Height: 52 stories

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: L&R, which owns a series of parking companies, intends to build a high-rise with 202 condominiums and 134 apartments (with 23 condos and nine apartments set aside as affordable housing), as well as a 250-room hotel.

The Latest: According to the most recent information available, initial plans were filed with the city in February. 

BROADWAY TRADE CENTER

Eighth Street between Hill and Broadway

Developer: Broadbridge Capital

Budget: $130 million purchase price; construction budget not disclosed

Size: 1.1 million square feet

Anticipated Opening: N/A

Key Details: The huge 1908 Beaux Arts complex will have a two-floor food hall. The Historic Core project would also include creative office space, a private club, a 10th floor public roof deck with a pool, and a 150-room hotel. The firm Omgivning is handling designs.

The Latest: Broadbridge Capital has finished restoring the facade and windows. Construction has begun on the interior build-out, with work anticipated to last up to three years. The construction budget is still being finalized and there is no target date for an opening. 

CAREER LOFTS

675 S. Bixel St. and 1111 W. Seventh St.

Developers: United American Properties 

Budget: N/A

Height: a 36-story tower and a 7-story building

Size: 422 apartments, 126 hotel rooms

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: The City West project, being designed by the architecture firm Humphreys and Partners, would consist of two buildings. There would be a total of 596 parking stalls.

The Latest: United American Properties is seeking permits. The developer is also looking for an operator for the hotel.

CIRCA

CIRCA

1200 S. Figueroa St. 

Developer: Partnership led by Jamison Services and Hankey Investments

Budget: $500 million

Height: Two 36-story towers

Residences: 648 apartments

Anticipated Opening: Early 2018

Key Details: The complex will have 770 parking stalls and a seven-story podium with 48,000 square feet of retail space. There will also be a two-acre amenity deck and a 15,000-square-foot ribbon of signage along Figueroa Street.

The Latest: The podium is complete and vertical construction of the towers was celebrated with a “topping-out” ceremony on May 31. Windows have been installed on the buildings. 

COLLEGE STATION

Northeast corner of Spring and College streets

Developer: Atlas Capital

Budget: N/A

Anticipated Opening: N/A

Key Details: College Station would have six low-rise buildings with retail on the ground floor and plazas between the structures. Sited on 5.7 acres across from Los Angeles State Historic Park, it would create a total of 770 apartments and 51,000 square feet of retail, including a roughly 37,000-square-foot market.

The Latest: Atlas Capital is still seeking entitlements for the massive project. College Station does not yet have a groundbreaking date, according to a project representative. 

HERALD EXAMINER RENOVATION

1111 S. Broadway 

Developer: Hearst Corporation and Georgetown Co.

Budget: N/A

Anticipated Opening: Early 2018

Key Details: The renovation of the 103-year-old landmark will restore Julia Morgan’s design while converting the interior into about 80,000 square feet of creative office space. There would also be ground-floor retail. 

The Latest: Construction started in late 2016, and crews are deep into the interior buildout of the structure that once housed William Randolph Hearst’s afternoon newspaper. 

LA PLAZA CULTURA VILLAGE

Developer: County of Los Angeles and Trammell Crow

Budget: $140 million

Anticipated Opening: Late 2018

Key Details: The residential, retail and arts complex rising on two county-owned (former) parking lots will have buildings rising four, five and eight stories. Architecture firm Johnson Fain is designing the project that will have 355 apartments; 20% will be set aside for low-income residents. The project will hold more than 43,000 square feet of commercial space. A long paseo will run between the buildings.

The Latest: With the foundation complete, the structures are beginning to rise on the property that connects Olvera Street and Union Station to the Fort Moore Memorial on Hill Street.

LUXE HOTEL REPLACEMENT

LUXE HOTEL REPLACEMENT

1020 S. Figueroa St. 

Developer: Shenzhen Hazens

Budget: $700 million

Anticipated Groundbreaking: Early 2018

Key Details: The original three-tower plan has been revised into a two-tower configuration, with a 49-story condominium tower (with 435 residences) and a 29-story W hotel. The initial 80,000 square feet of retail has been trimmed to 59,000 square feet. 

The Latest: Shenzhen Hazens and the City of L.A. were in negotiations over the scale of the project and associated public benefits the developer would provide. The entitlement process is being finalized. Gensler has been tapped to design the hotel, while Steinberg Architects will handle the condo tower. 

METROPOLIS

889 Francisco St. 

Developer: Greenland USA, a subsidiary of Chinese developer Greenland

Budget: $1 billion

Opening: In phases through 2019

Website: metropolislosangeles.com

Key Details: The already-open first phase includes an 18-story, 350-room Hotel Indigo and a 38-floor tower with 308 condos. Phase 2 has 40- and 56-story condominium buildings with 514 and 736 units, respectively. Metropolis also has 70,000 square feet of retail space. 

The Latest: Greenland is deep in construction. The 40-story condo tower will debut in the second quarter of 2018, while the final (and biggest) tower will open in 2019. 

OCEANWIDE PLAZA

1100-1198 S. Figueroa St.

Developer: Oceanwide 

Budget: $1 billion

Anticipated Opening: 2019

Website: oceanwideplaza.com 

Key Details: Designed by CallisonRTKL, the project rising across from Staples Center will hold a 53-story tower and two 40-floor buildings on a 100-foot-tall podium (with 1,400 parking stalls). Plans include 504 condominiums and 184 hotel rooms (under the Park Hyatt brand), plus more than 166,000 square feet of retail space. Oceanwide Plaza will have a 40,000-square-foot LED sign along Figueroa. 

The Latest: Construction on the three main towers is well underway, with the cores of the buildings about halfway completed. 

OLYMPIC TOWER

811 W. Olympic Blvd.

Developer: Neman Family Real Estate

Budget: N/A

Height: 57 stories

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: The high-rise would have 374 residential units, 373 hotel rooms, 33,500 square feet of creative office space and 65,000 square feet of retail space.

The Latest: The developer continues to seek entitlements for the project that would replace the car wash on the northwest corner of Figueroa Street and Olympic Boulevard. 

ROW DTLA 

777 S. Alameda St. 

Developer: Atlas Capital

Budget: N/A

Anticipated Opening: Spaces are debuting on a rolling basis, with several retail and dining concepts slated to open over the course of this year. 

Website: rowdtla.com 

Key Details: The 1.3 million-square-foot project with seven buildings will comprise creative office space, and approximately 100 stores and 20 restaurants. It includes a series of “themed streets.”

The Latest: The bulk of construction is focused on the building at 757 S. Alameda St., which will house creative office and retail (it is the future site of Tartine Manufactory, which has been pushed from a fall opening into early 2018). Other tenant improvements are ongoing throughout Row DTLA. 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FLOWER MARKET

755 Wall St.

Developer: Southern California Flower Market

Budget: N/A

Height: 14 stories

Residences: 290 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: The market’s longtime owners are planning to renovate one of the complex’s existing buildings, and make it a modern structure with office space and vendors on the ground floor. A second building on the site would be torn down and replaced with a residential structure.

The Latest: The developer filed an initial environmental impact report with the Department of City Planning.

THE GRAND

THE GRAND

Southeast corner of First Street and Grand Avenue

Developer: Related Companies 

Budget: $950 million

Anticipated Groundbreaking/Opening: 2018/2022

Key Details: The complex being designed by Frank Gehry would have a residential tower with up to 450 units (20% set aside as affordable housing), a 305-room Equinox hotel, and a retail and restaurant component around a central plaza.

The Latest: The City Council last year approved the latest joint-venture partnership and timeline for the long-gestating project. The Chinese company Overseas Real Estate Pte. Ltd, also known as CORE, will invest $290 million in the project.

THE REEF

1933 S. Broadway

Developer: Avedis and Ara Tavitian

Budget: $1.2 billion

Anticipated Opening: 2021

Key Details: The Reef would spread across two city blocks on either side of Broadway. Phase one would hold a 208-room hotel and a seven-story building with about 100 apartments, plus an eight-story parking structure, retail and commercial spaces, and a 17,000-square-foot public plaza. The second phase would bring mid-rise buildings with about 440 apartments, as well as 32- and 35-story towers with nearly 900 combined condos, plus more retail space and parking. As part of its agreement with the city, the developer is giving $15.2 million to preserve affordable housing and is setting aside 5% of the apartments for low-income renters.

The Latest: The Reef has secured final city approvals, but does not yet have a groundbreaking date, according to representative Brian Lewis. The project would begin with the construction of the first phase “West Block.” The second phase would start around the time the first eight-story parking structure is completed. 

CIVIC 

FIGUEROA CORRIDOR BIKEWAY

Budget: $20 million

Anticipated Opening: Early 2018 

Website: myfigueroa.com

Key Details: The road diet from Seventh Street to 41st Street is cutting eight driving lanes to five on Figueroa, and creating new bike lanes with curbs that protect cyclists from cars. MyFigueroa, as the project is known, also will install transit platforms that extend the sidewalk, new landscaping, lighting and signage.

The Latest: MyFigueroa broke ground in October and construction is progressing on both the main Figueroa path and the 11th Street spur, which runs to Broadway. Work on the Figueroa portion is expected to wrap by 2018, while the 11th Street portion will be completed next February, according to LADOT.

FIRST AND BROADWAY PARK

FIRST AND BROADWAY PARK

Developer: City of Los Angeles

Budget: $28 million

Anticipated Groundbreaking: Early 2018

Key Details: The design from Mia Lehrer + Associates features a central hardscape plaza that would be flanked by pockets of greenery with seating. A two-story structure on the northwest corner of the two-acre site would hold an amphitheater-like seating area. 

The Latest: The city is continuing its work on preliminary engineering and final designs, according to a representative from City Councilman José Huizar’s office. 

LOS ANGELES STREETCAR

Budget: $278 million-$290 million 

Anticipated Opening: N/A

Website: streetcar.la

Key Details: The 3.8-mile urban circulator would travel in a loop from the Civic Center to South Park, with a main spine on Broadway. A spur to Grand Avenue and Second Street is no longer part of the project. The streetcar has secured $65 million for construction via a tax that would be levied on property owners along the route.

The Latest: Streetcar officials and 14th District City Councilman José Huizar are seeking to secure $200 million for the project from Metro’s Measure M pot. The money is currently set to arrive in 2053, but project backers want to expedite the schedule to complete the streetcar in 2020. That timeline would require a surplus of tax revenues from Measure M, according to a Metro representative. Officials are also searching for a federal Small Starts grant and are looking at potential public-private financing options. 

MERCED THEATER AND MASONIC HALL

420 N. Main St.

Developer: City of Los Angeles

Budget: $23 million

Size: 18,000 square feet

Anticipated Groundbreaking/Opening: August 2018/2020

Key Details: The transformation of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument property will retain the east and west facades while adding more natural light to the south perimeter. Public access Channel 35 will be a tenant and there may be a 49-seat television studio that can host performances and events.

The Latest: A tentative groundbreaking has been pushed back to next summer. When bids were received in June the lowest was roughly $11 million over the construction budget. The city is looking to reduce the project’s scope and re-bid it.

MUSIC CENTER PLAZA RENOVATION

135 N. Grand Ave.

Developer: Music Center and the County of Los Angeles

Budget: N/A

Anticipated Groundbreaking: November

Key Details: The project will rework the 53-year-old performing arts campus, flattening various rises and dips, and increasing visibility and access with the Grand Avenue side. There will be a new restaurant, a wine bar, coffee house, a welcome center and permanent restrooms. Plaza capacity will be doubled, allowing for larger community events.

The Latest: During its due diligence period, Music Center officials discovered what they termed “additional needs” with the project, and various elements are being reviewed. The previous $30 million budget will be revised upwards. Fundraising continues and the goal is to break ground in November. Work will last 15 months.

PERSHING SQUARE REDESIGN

532 S. Olive St.

Developer: City of Los Angeles

Budget: $50 million

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Website: pershingsquarerenew.com

Key Details: The design from Paris-based Agence Ter would flatten the park down to street level, improve sight lines and create greenery across most of the property. Amenities and a shade structure would run along Hill Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. 

The Latest: The city has secured $2 million to fund a preliminary site survey and analysis. During the summer it approved the formation of a tax district around the park to help fund the project. 

REGIONAL CONNECTOR

Developer: Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Budget: $1.75 billion

Anticipated Opening: 2021

Website: metro.net/projects/connector

Key Details: The 1.9-mile Regional Connector will join three area light rail lines to streamline cross-county travel and reduce the need for transfers. The project includes new stations at First and Central, Second and Broadway, and Second and Hope. 

The Latest: Underground tunneling continues, with Metro starting excavation of a second tunnel from Little Tokyo in early August. Meanwhile, major construction continues at station sites in the Historic Core and Little Tokyo. The budget has ballooned from its initial figure of $1.36 billion. If the project is not completed by May 2021 it would risk losing federal grant dollars. 

SIXTH STREET VIADUCT REPLACEMENT

SIXTH STREET VIADUCT REPLACEMENT

Developer: City of Los Angeles

Budget: $482 million

Size: 3,500 feet long

Anticipated Opening: 2020

Website: sixthstreetviaduct.org

Key Details: The replacement for the Sixth Street Viaduct, being designed by Michael Maltzan, will have a “ribbon of arches” theme and bicycle and pedestrian paths. The city is conducting a public outreach campaign to help design a 12-acre park underneath the bridge. While much of that will be on the Boyle Heights side, an art park on the Arts District side will be named for the late developer Leonard Hill. 

The Latest: Demolition of the old viaduct was completed in December, and construction of the new bridge has begun with foundation piles installed on the east side of the river. 

COMMUNITY AND CULTURE

GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL MEDICAL PAVILION

1245 Wilshire Blvd.

Developer: Good Samaritan Hospital

Budget: $80 million

Size: 190,000 square feet

Opening: 2018 

The Latest: The City West project is partially open, with 25 doctors seeing patients in their Medical Pavilion suites. Radiation/Oncology services are scheduled to debut in January. The Frank R. Seaver Ambulatory Surgery Center, with eight operating room suites, a pharmacy and outpatient clinics, is slated to open in March.

LUCAS MUSEUM OF NARRATIVE ART

3800 S. Vermont Ave.

Developer: George Lucas

Budget: $1 billion

Size: 312,000 square feet

Anticipated Groundbreaking/Opening: 2017/2021

Website: lucasmuseum.com

Key Details: In January the Lucas Museum’s board of directors announced that the complex would be built in Exposition Park. The museum being designed by Ma Yansong will display Lucas’ collection of film artifacts, animation and art. The museum will have two wings, with a  theater in each one. The main exhibit space will be on the fourth floor. 

The Latest: On June 27, the City Council gave final approval to the designs for the project. The previous month, museum officials announced new details, including that the museum will have a fifth-floor terrace with trees, along with 11 acres of open space and 2,425 parking stalls. 

TERASAKI BUDOKAN

TERASAKI BUDOKAN

237-249 S. South Los Angeles St.

Developer: Little Tokyo Service Center

Budget: $25 million

Size: 39,000 square feet

Anticipated Opening: Early 2019

Website: budokanoflosangeles.com

Key Details: The sports and activities complex being designed by Gruen Associates will include a four-court gymnasium, rooftop terrace, outdoor event space and a community room. It will host basketball games, martial arts tournaments and more.

The Latest: ​The project broke ground Aug. 3, nearly a quarter-century after it was first proposed. More than $24 million has been raised. The Budokan has been named for the late scientist and philanthropist Dr. Paul I. Terasaki, whose foundation donated $3 million.

VARIETY ARTS CENTER 

940 S. Figueroa St. 

Developer: Robhana Group

Budget: N/A

Anticipated Opening: 2018

The Latest: The renovation of the 92-year-old South Park complex continues. The building’s new anchor tenant, mega-church Hillsong L.A., will use the 1,100-seat ground-floor theater for weekly services, and will also fill some of the building’s office space. Additional office space will be rented to other tenants.

BUSINESS

537 S. BROADWAY

Developer: King’s Arch

Budget: $7.35 million purchase price; $4 million for renovations

Size: 45,000 square feet

Anticipated Opening: December

Website: kingsarch.com

The Latest: King’s Arch has completed much of the work on the renovation of the Art Deco, 1931 building originally designed by Percy Eisen and Albert Walker. The developer will soon roll out marketing efforts for creative office space and retail space.

AT MATEO

AT MATEO

555 Mateo St.

Developer: Blatteis and Schnur

Budget: $90 million

Anticipated Opening: Early 2018

Website: atmateo.com

Key Details: Four modern buildings will replace a former set of Arts District warehouses. There will be 130,000 square feet of retail space, 50,000 square feet of creative office space, a rooftop deck and 540 parking spaces.

The Latest: The project, designed by Edge Architecture, is nearing completion as the first tenant is building out space, according to a project representative. Stores are expected to open and businesses will move in on a rolling basis by the end of this year or early next year. 

FORD FACTORY BUILDING

777 S. Santa Fe Ave. 

Developer: Shorenstein Properties

Budget: N/A

Height: 5 stories

Size: 254,000 square feet

Anticipated Opening: 2018

Key Details: The Warner Music Group has signed a 13-year lease for the entire building, and is scheduled to relocate next year from offices in Burbank and West Los Angeles. 

The Latest: Crews are currently building out the office space inside the Arts District structure.

NORTON BUILDING

755 S. Los Angeles St.

Developer: Urban Offerings and ESI Ventures

Budget: N/A

Height: 5 stories

Size: 100,000 square feet

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Website: urban-offerings.com

Key Details: A transformation of the 1914 Fashion District building into creative office space was announced in December. Lynch Eisenger Design and Omgivning are handling designs for a project that would have 64,000 square feet of office space and ground-floor retail.

TRUST BUILDING

433 S. Spring St.

Developer: Rising Realty Partners

Budget: N/A

Height: 11 stories

Size: 320,000 square feet

Anticipated Opening: Summer 2018

Key Details: The property long known as the Title Insurance Building is now the Trust Building. Rising and its partner Lionstone Investments have launched the exterior renovation of the 1928 Art Deco landmark originally designed by Parkinson and Parkinson, with murals by Hugo Ballin. The firm Architectural Resources Group is the preservation architect. Genlser is handling interior elements that do not require specific preservation. 

SOHO HOUSE

Address: 1000 S. Santa Fe Ave.

Developer: Soho House

Budget: $18.5 million for acquisition; transformation budget is undisclosed

Size: 7 stories

Anticipated Opening: N/A 

The Latest: Soho House representatives said the ground floor will be open to the public. Architecture firm Killefer Flammang is handling designs of the Arts District project that would include a bar, gym, screening room and 48 hotel rooms. No construction updates were available at press time.

SUBWAY TERMINAL RETAIL

417 S. Hill St.

Developer: Forest City

Budget: N/A

Size: 130,000 square feet

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: The Metro 417 building, once the terminus for the Red Car trolley service from Echo Park, was acquired by Forest City in 2005. The developer previously converted the upper floors into apartments, and is now working to turn the ground floor and two subterranean levels that once contained the subway station into retail space.

The Latest: Forest City is still looking for a tenant or buyer, and will hold off on construction plans until contracts have been signed, according to a project representative. Potential tenants have expressed interest in creating a market hall on the ground floor, storage in the mezzanine, or using the lower levels as event space.

HOTELS

CAMBRIA HOTEL L.A. Live

926 James M. Wood Blvd.

Developer: Pacific Property Partners, Choice Hotels, Sun Holdings DTLA, Barry Beitler

Budget: N/A

Height: 18 stories

Size: 247 rooms

Anticipated Groundbreaking: Late 2017

Key Details: The South Park hotel near L.A. Live would be aimed at business travelers. The design will feature a white façade, a partially slanted roof and a pool deck.

The Latest: The developers are pursuing entitlements and expect to start construction by the end of the year. Work is scheduled to take roughly two years.

CECIL HOTEL RENOVATION

640 S. Main St.

Developer: Simon Baron Development

Budget: N/A

Height: 15 stories

Anticipated Groundbreaking: 2017

The Latest: The developer is preparing to renovate the historic building. Half of the structure will remain a hotel, and the other half would hold 301 micro apartments.

FIG + PICO

Northeast corner of Figueroa Street and Pico Boulevard

Developer: Lightstone 

Budget: $450 million 

Height: 24 and 40 stories

Size: 1,100 rooms

Anticipated Groundbreaking: Early 2018

The Latest: Lightstone is still seeking entitlements for the two-tower South Park project, which three hotel brands would operate. Plans include 20,000 square feet of retail and six levels of parking. 

HOTEL FIGUEROA RENOVATION

HOTEL FIGUEROA RENOVATION

939 S. Figueroa St.

Developer: Capital Hall Partners/Urban Lifestyle Group and GreenOak Capital

Budget: N/A

Anticipated Opening: Fall

Website: hotelfigueroa.com

Key Details: The hotel across from Staples Center stands 13 stories and will have 268 guest rooms. Amenities will include a rooftop garden, a fitness center, a pool and an open-air bar/restaurant helmed by chef Casey Lane.

The Latest: Much of the work has been completed and the project is in the final stretch. At press time the website was accepting bookings starting in late November.

HOXTON HOTEL

1060 S. Broadway

Developer: Ennismore

Budget: $30 million purchase price; no budget announced for renovations

Height: 10 stories

Size: 164 rooms

Anticipated Opening: 2018

The Latest: The 1922 Los Angeles Railway Building’s trans­formation is underway. GREC Architects is handling designs for the project that will have a rooftop pool, spa and multiple eateries.

MORRISON HOTEL

MORRISON HOTEL

1246 S. Hope St.

Developer: Relevant Group

Budget: $110 million

Height: 12 stories

Size: 245 rooms

Anticipated Groundbreaking/Opening: Early 2018/2020

The Latest: In August, Relevant revealed new details for the transformation of the 102-year old Morrison Hotel, which was made famous on the cover of The Doors’ 1970 album of the same name. Relevant intends to moderninze the existing four-story strucure, and build a 12-story edifice in back of the building. The plan for the formerly vacant property includes an 8,200-square-foot rooftop deck and roughly 24,000 square feet of open public space. 

NOMAD HOTEL

649 S. Olive St. 

Developer: Sydell Group

Budget: purchase price $39 million; construction budget N/A

Height: 12 stories 

Size: 241 rooms

Anticipated Opening: Fall 

Websitesydellgroup.com

The Latest: The interior build-out of the 1923 Financial District hotel at the northwest corner of Seventh and Olive streets continues. The building’s old banking floor is being transformed into a lobby and space for a bar and restaurant. A swimming pool will be on the roof, and there will be 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space. 

PROPER HOTEL

1106 S. Broadway

Developer: Kor Group and Stork/Alma Development

Budget: N/A

Height: 13 floors

Size: 148 rooms

Opening: Summer 2018

Website: properhotel.com/hotels/downtown-la

The Latest: The developers in October began the transformation of the 1924 Case Hotel. Architecture firm Omgivning is handling designs for the project that will feature three food and beverage spaces and a rooftop pool. The hotel’s suites will include one that previously served as a basketball court. Another will have an indoor pool.   

SPRING STREET HOTEL 

633 S. Spring St.

Developer: Lizard Capital

Budget: N/A

Height: 28 stories

Rooms: 176

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: The lower levels of the slim Historic Core building would have a concrete design that blends in with the neighboring structures, while the upper floors would use a more modern glass and steel framework.

The Latest: The developer is still pursuing entitlements to build on the site, which is currently a parking lot. 

OPENED IN THE PAST SEVEN MONTHS

ATELIER

801 S. Olive St. 

Developer: Carmel Partners

Budget: N/A

Height: 33 stories

Residences: 363 apartments

Opened: April 

Website: atelierdtla.com

The Latest: Move-ins at the upscale Financial District complex began April 1. The tower has residences priced from about $3,600, and layouts are named for contemporary artists such as Stella, Rothko and Warhol. Amenities include a yoga terrace, a screening room, an outdoor pool and a dog run. The project includes 33 penthouse units.

BROADWAY PALACE

938-1026 S. Broadway

Developer: G.H. Palmer Associates

Budget: N/A

Height: 6 and 10 stories 

Residences: 686 apartments 

Opened: February

Website: broadwaypalaceapartments.com

The Latest: Move-ins began in late February at the first phase of Geoff Palmer’s project. The six-story building at Broadway and Olympic Boulevard has 247 apartments and is 75% leased, according to Palmer. Meanwhile, a 10-story building at 938 S. Broadway that will have 439 rental units is expected to be finished in December. Amenities include a basketball court, a rooftop pool, a screening room and a karaoke party lounge.

CITY MARKET SOUTH

11th and San Julian

Developer: LENA Group

Budget: $13 million for City Market South; the overall City Market is budgeted at $2 billion

Opened: Summer

Website: citymarketsouth.com

Key Details: The 75,000-square-foot first phase of the massive City Market project is almost fully leased, and includes the restaurants Slanted Door, Rossoblu and a cocktail bar. Office tenants include a film production company, an event space and a fashion showroom. The overall $1 billion project will encompass 225,000 square feet of retail, 295,000 square feet of office space, 312,000 square feet of education space, 945 residential units and 210 hotel rooms.

The Latest: Several of the businesses have already moved in, including Rossoblu. Other restaurants are nearly ready to open. 

FREEHAND HOTEL

FREEHAND HOTEL

416 W. Eighth St. 

Developer: Sydell Group and Yucaipa Company

Budget: N/A

Height: 13 stories

Size: 226 rooms

Opened: June

Website: freehandhotels.com/los-angeles

Key Details: The Freehand, a transformation of a 1924 office building, includes 167 traditional rooms as well as 59 hostel-style accommodations with up to eight beds. Standard room rates run approximately $250 a night.

The Latest: Guests began checking in to the hotel in the renovated Commercial Exchange Building on June 26. The hotel includes an Israeli-oriented restaurant, The Exchange, a lobby bar that serves tea and cocktails and the rooftop Broken Shaker bar.

G12

1200 S. Grand Ave.

Developer: Astani Enterprises

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 347 apartments

Opened: March

Website: g12.la

The Latest: Move-ins began in March at the second phase of Astani Enterprises’ development (the first phase was the Olive DTLA building). The project has studio to two-bedroom apartments and rents begin at about $2,100. Amenities include a pool, a fitness center, a business center and a “woof deck” for pets. 

HARRIS BUILDING

110 W. 11th St.

Developers: Jade Enterprises

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

The Latest: Work on the transformation of the 1923 Beaux Arts-style building has been completed. The project, which has floor plates measuring approximately 7,600 square feet, is being leased as creative office space. Ground-floor retail space will also be leased.

HOTEL INDIGO/METROPOLIS

889 Francisco St. 

Developer: Greenland USA, a subsidiary of Chinese developer Greenland

Budget (overall project): $1 billion

Height: 18 stories

Size: 350 rooms

Opened: March

Website: hotelindigo.com

The Latest: The hotel, part of the first phase of Greenland’s mega-project alongside the 110 Freeway, debuted on March 31. Gensler designed the building, while the interiors were handled by Hirsch Bedner Associates. The hotel has roughly 20,000 square feet of meeting space. Rooms measure approximately 400 square feet and start at $225 a night.

LOS ANGELES STATE HISTORIC PARK

LOS ANGELES STATE HISTORIC PARK

1245 N. Spring St. 

Developer: California State Parks Department

Size: 32 acres

Budget: $24 million

Opened: April

Website: lashp.com 

The Latest: The oft-delayed park debuted to fanfare on April 22. It is divided into three sections and features open meadows, rolling hills, a promenade, restrooms, a visitors’ center, a paved parking lot, a wetlands area and a pedestrian “bridge” with a lookout point. It can accommodate up to 25,000 people at concerts and special events. Some plants died during the hot months of summer and have been replaced.

OAKWOOD OLYMPIC AND OLIVE

1001 S. Olive St.

Developer: Oakwood/Lennar Multifamily

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 201 apartments, including 12 two-story townhomes

Opened: April

Website: oakwoodolympicandolive.com

Key Details: The South Park project designed by KTGY Architects has studio to two-bedroom units. About half of the residences are traditional apartments, and half are corporate housing. Amenities include a pool, a fitness center and a fenced-in “paw park.”

The Latest: The building opened April 18. It was developed by Lennar and Oakwood, and in April Oakwood acquired Lennar’s stake. Traditional apartments go from $2,245. Corporate housing rates start at $151 a day.  

SOFIA

1065 W. Sixth St. 

Developer: Holland Partner Group

Budget: $250 million

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 606 apartments 

Website: hollandresidential.com/sofia-los-angeles/

The Latest: Move-ins began in June at the massive City West complex that is opening in two phases. The studio to three-bedroom units rent for about $2,500-$4,200, with amenities including a clubhouse and pool deck. The 25,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor will include a 16,500-square-foot Grocery Outlet supermarket. The second phase, with more than 400 apartments, will debut this fall. 

STOA

226 S. Main St. 

Developer: Holland Partner Group

Budget: $90 million

Height: 7-8 stories

Residences: 237 apartments 

Website: hollandresidential.com/stoa-dtla

The Latest: Stoa, formerly known as the Vibiana Lofts, began move-ins over the summer. The project next to the former St. Vibiana’s cathedral offers residences from studios that average around 480 square feet, with rents starting at $1,930, to three-bedroom units on upper floors that go for $4,735. There’s about 4,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor, and amenities including a rooftop pool and yoga room. 

TEN50

1050 S. Grand Ave

Developer: Trumark Urban 

Budget: $125 million

Height: 25 stories

Residences: 151 condominiums

Opened: February

Website: ten50.la

The Latest: The South Park condominium project, initially broached by a different developer in 2005, finally opened in February. Hanson-L.A. designed the building where residences begin in the $600,000s. The project has a pool, a fitness center and a yoga deck. There is also a sixth-floor landing pad where, one day, drones may deliver packages.

WILSHIRE GRAND CENTER

900 Wilshire Blvd.

Developer: Korean Air

Budget: $1.2 billion

Height: 73 stories

Opened: June

Website: wilshiregrandcenter.com

The Latest: The tallest structure west of the Mississippi (thanks to a 294-foot spire) was dedicated on June 23. The tower deigned by AC Martin has an 894-room hotel operated by InterContinental and 400,000 square feet of office space. There is 80,000 square feet of retail space and a collection of meeting and banquet options, highlighted by a nearly 21,000-square-foot ballroom.

WREN

1230 S. Olive St.

Developer: Mack Urban

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 362

Opened: May

Website: livewren.com

Key Details: The South Park project designed by Togawa Smith Martin has studio to three-bedroom apartments and includes an outdoor pool and spa and two rooftop decks. There are 382 parking spaces.

The Latest: Move-ins at the first phase of developer Mack Urban’s massive South Park development began in late May. Wren, which has rents from about $2,000, was developed by Mack Urban in partnership with AECOM Capital and Capri Capital. Ultimately Mack Urban will create about 2,000 housing units in the area through Wren and four high-rises.

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