Alexan Tower Clears a Hurdle

DTLA - A big project proposed for the southern part of the Financial District has taken a step forward. At a hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 25, the three members of the Central Area Planning Commission voted unanimously to deny an appeal of the 27-story The Alexan, which would rise at 850 S. Hill St. Developer Trammell Crow Residential has long been pushing the tower that would create 305 apartments and 6,200 square feet of retail space.

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The project has faced significant opposition from residents of the neighboring Eastern Columbia Building and the group the Society for the Preservation of Downtown Los Angeles, who argue that it is out of character with the neighborhood, and that it would block views of the Eastern Columbia’s historic clock tower. A representative for TCR said that opponents can still appeal other aspects of the development, and that no groundbreaking date has been set.

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