Downtown Development: The Latest Information on 121 Local Projects

DTLA - A decade ago, the Downtown Los Angeles development scene was barely moving. The residential revolution that ignited in 2000 had come to a close as the Great Recession pummeled lending markets. Proposed housing projects stalled. The anticipated Frank Gehry-designed mega-development on Grand Avenue never made it to a groundbreaking.

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The Downtown of 2018 is almost unrecognizable from that of 2008. Tens of thousands of residential units have arrived since the economy began revving again, and right now we’re in a period in which more than 3,000 apartments are opening within six months. Office projects are spouting. The once-sleepy Arts District is among the hottest investment zones in the entire country. 

Even the Gehry project is back. The $950 million The Grand, from developer Related Cos., is scheduled to break ground in the next few months.  

The activity is everywhere and in every sector, from the massive College Station in Chinatown to a batch of boutique hotels on Broadway to the $482 million replacement of the Sixth Street Viaduct. There are the aforementioned residential developments, as well as a $100 million expansion of the venerable Good Samaritan Hospital in City West.

In the following pages, Los Angeles Downtown News runs down the latest information on 121 local projects. Given the past, one can only guess what the neighborhood will look like a decade from now.

NEW PROJECTS

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

643 N. SPRING ST.

643 N. Spring St.

643 N. SPRING ST.

Developer: Companie de Phalsbourg and Creative Space

Budget: N/A

Height: 26 stories

Size: 300 apartments, 149 hotel rooms

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: The developer in April released an initial environmental impact report with new details and renderings. Architecture firm Studio Gang is designing the sleek Chinatown project that would have a curving glass surface and get wider as it goes higher, resembling the bow of a ship. It would replace a parking lot and some small commercial buildings, and would be one of the tallest structures in the neighborhood. The establishment would be operated by MOB Hotel, and there would be a landscaped rooftop deck, along with public plazas on either side of the project.

ARRIS

1201 S. Grand Ave.

Developer: City Century/Shenglong

Budget: N/A

Residences: 312 apartments

Height: 40 stories

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

Key Details: City Century in June revealed details on its plan to replace a 1930s-era warehouse with a 40-story high-rise rental complex. The South Park project, given the moniker Arris, would have a collection of “spa-inspired amenities,” according to a spokesperson. There would also be 7,100 square feet of retail space. City Century is in the process of securing entitlements.

AVA LOS ANGELES

668 S. Alameda St. 

Developer: AvalonBay Communities

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 475 live/work units

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: Ava Los Angeles would replace a cold storage facility on the 3.75-acre site. In addition to the residences, the project would have 61,200 square feet of commercial space, including a 15,000-square-foot grocery store. R&A Architecture + Design is the architect. AvalonBay released the final environmental impact report in the spring and is seeking city approvals.  

COLBURN SCHOOL EXPANSION

Bunker Hill Between Olive and Hill Streets

Developer: Colburn School 

Budget: N/A

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: The Colburn School announced in March that it has tapped Frank Gehry to design an expansion that would replace a surface parking lot adjacent to the school. The 200,000-square-foot project would include a 1,100-seat concert hall — giving the school’s orchestra a home on its own campus — a 700-seat theater for dance and vocal performances, a 100-seat cabaret-style venue, and an outdoor performance area. There would also be 80 units of student housing and more space for dance rehearsals. Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics will handle the sound in the project.

CONVENTION CENTER UPGRADE AND HOTEL

1201 S. Figueroa St.

Developer: Anschutz Entertainment Group

Budget: $1.2 billion

Height: 40 stories 

Rooms: 850

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: In May, Staples Center and L.A. Live developer AEG unveiled the proposal to add 350,000 square feet of space to the Convention Center, and to transform the complex, now made up of two separate buildings, into a contiguous space. It would give the Convention Center 1.18 million square feet of space. The project would overhaul public space along Figueroa Street, and create the city’s largest hotel ballroom at 51,200 square feet. The Convention Center upgrade would cost $500 million, while the 40-story hotel tower would be priced at $700 million. The hotel would rise on about 20% of the parking structure that houses the L.A. Live Event Deck. The plan also calls for turning Gilbert Lindsay Plaza, currently used mainly as a bus hub and fronting Figueroa Street, into a 140,000-square-foot green space that could host events. Additionally, AEG plans to replace an existing, aged parking structure adjacent to the 110 Freeway with a new version.

DODGER STADIUM TRAM

800 N. Alameda St. to 1000 Vin Scully Ave

Developer: Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies LLC

Budget: N/A

Length: 1.25 miles

Anticipated Groundbreaking: 2022

Website: aerialrapidtransit.la

Key Details: ARTT plans to run an aerial gondola system from Union Station to Dodger Stadium, which would allow up to 5,000 people an hour to avoid the traffic headache of Elysian Park on game nights. ARTT’s founder is Drew McCourt, the son of former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt. The project, which would have 30-40 cars, each of which would hold 30-40 people, received initial support from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Mayor Eric Garcetti. ARRT is working on providing more precise information about the project’s funding and design. The price of a ride has not been determined.

HALO/WELLS FARGO CENTER

333 S. Grand Ave.

Developer: Brookfield 

Budget: $60 million

Height: 3 stories

Anticipated Completion: Mid 2019

Key Details: Brookfield is renovating the atrium between the two early 1980s Wells Fargo Center towers. A creative team led by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is redesigning the Bunker Hill property to create an open area with more seating, two restaurants, a fitness center and a bar. Full plans and the Halo name were revealed in April, and crews have completed most of the demolition inside the courtyard. Now they are on to structural and mechanical construction. 

HOTEL BALTIMORE RENOVATION

501 S. Los Angeles St. 

Developer: Healthy Housing Foundation

Budget: $16.7 million 

Height: 6 stories  

Residences: 204 apartments

Anticipated Opening: October

Website: healthyhousingfoundation.net

Key Details: The Healthy Housing Foundation, the housing arm of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, acquired the Historic Core property in August and announced plans to modernize it. The 108-year-old Hotel Baltimore, which has long served low-income tenants, will see upgrades worth $4,000-$5,000 per room, with new paint, laminate flooring and fixes to the building’s plumbing. Of the 204 rooms, 137 have private bathrooms. The property’s 87 tenants will remain in place during the renovation, with the opportunity to move into an upgraded unit once construction is complete. Healthy Housing Foundation hopes to have new tenants move in to the refurbished rooms by the end of October. 

KING EDWARD HOTEL RENOVATION

121 E. Fifth St.

Developer: Healthy Housing Foundation

Budget: $15.6 million 

Height: 6 stories

Residences: 150 apartments

Key Details: In April, the Healthy Housing Foundation, the housing arm of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, announced that it had purchased the King Edward Hotel, with plans to transform the building into SRO units that have bathrooms but not kitchens. The structure was mostly empty when HHF acquired it, and the building will hold chronically homeless individuals. The building originally opened in 1906 and was designed by John Parkinson. 

L.A. GRAND HOTEL REPLACEMENT

333 S. Figueroa St.

Developer: Shenzen New World Group

Height: 77 stories

Budget: N/A

Size: 599 hotel rooms, 242 condominiums, 224 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: In June, Shenzen New World Group filed plans with the city for a major mixed-use project. The existing L.A. Grand Hotel would be converted into 224 apartments. A 77-story tower, one of the tallest in Los Angeles, would rise alongside it, and the building would house the hotel rooms and the for-sale condominiums. The high-rise would include about 28,000 square feet of commercial space.

LANE BUILDING

206 W. Eighth St.

Developer: Delijani family

Budget: N/A

Height: 12 stories

Residences: 109 apartments

Anticipated Opening: N/A

Key Details: The Delijani family announced the project in August, shortly after securing Apple as a tenant in the nearby Tower Theatre. Architecture firm Omgivning is handling the redesign of the 1923 Lane Mortgage Building; the former office structure will be transformed into apartments of varying sizes. The tile mosaic lobby will be restored. The rooftop will become a landscaped deck for residents. 

SINGER BUILDING

806 S. Broadway

Developer: Anjac Fashion Co.

Budget: N/A

Height: 8 stories

Residences: 7 live/work units

Anticipated Opening: Late 2019

Key Details: The Historic Core’s Singer Sewing Building is getting a full renovation with a design from architecture firm Omgivning, turning old office space on the upper levels into one unit-per-floor live/work lofts, each 5,500 square feet. The top floor will house a 10,000-square-foot penthouse. Shoe company Vans is opening a flagship store on the ground level. Anjac and Omgivning released new renderings for the project in August. 

STUDIO HOUSE

832 S. Olive St.

Developer: Onni Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 3 stories

Residences: 42 apartments

Anticipated Opening: Late 2018

Key Details: Onni’s newest South Park project is a micro-loft complex, with more than three dozen units measuring 150-190 square feet. Crews have nearly finished interior construction and are expected to wrap in October.

TOWER THEATRE APPLE STORE

Tower Theatre Apple Store

TOWER THEATRE APPLE STORE

802 S. Broadway

Developer: Apple

Budget: N/A

Size: 7,650 square feet

Anticipated Opening: N/A

Key Details: On Aug. 2, Apple announced that it intends to lease the Tower Theatre, which is owned by the Delijani family, and transform the 1927 Historic Core landmark into a two-level flagship store. Architecture firm Foster + Partners and Gruen Associates are working on the project, which will showcase Apple products on the ground floor. A mezzanine level and a balcony may have other uses, such as hosting seminars and classes. Apple reportedly intends to preserve old murals and other historic elements of the building.

WEST SANTA ANA BRANCH TRANSIT CORRIDOR

Developer: Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Budget: $4.6 billion

Anticipated Groundbreaking/Opening: 2022/2028

Website: metro.net/projects/west-santa-ana

Key Details: Metro is planning a 20-mile light rail line with 15 stops that would connect Artesia in Southeast L.A. County with Downtown. Most of the route has been determined, but Metro is still considering whether the line should culminate at Union Station or in the heart of Downtown, either in the vicinity of Eighth and Flower Streets, or at Fifth and Hill streets near Pershing Square. A number of neighborhood meetings have been held for the project that will be funded with Measure M money. Metro expects to select a route in 2020.

WORLD TRADE CENTER TOWER

350 S. Figueroa St.

Developer: Jamison Properties

Budget: N/A

Height: 41 stories

Residences: 570 units

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: Jamison Properties in May announced plans to construct a tower that would replace the existing World Trade Center, and partially demolish an existing parking and retail structure. The project is in the entitlements phase.

RESIDENTIAL-UNDER CONSTRUCTION

825 SOUTH HILL

825 South Hill

825 SOUTH HILL

825 S. Hill St.

Developer: Onni Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 53 stories

Residences: 490 apartments

Anticipated Opening: Late fall/early winter

Website: 825southhilldtla.com

The Latest: Crews topped out the tower this year and are building out the last upper levels. The sleek, luxury tower is next to Onni’s new Studio House project. 

1027 WILSHIRE

Developer: Amidi Real Estate Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 9 floors

Residences: 376 apartments

Anticipated Opening: 2020

Website: amidigroup.com/tenten-wilshire-expansion

Key Details: The long-planned City West project broke ground in late 2017. Developer Amidi Real Estate Group is positioning the project as the second phase of TENTEN Wilshire, the corporate housing development across the street that offers furnished units for short-term guests. The new building will have a rooftop pool deck, a screening room, a fitness center with lockers and 800 parking stalls. The two buildings will together have 603 furnished units.

The Latest: Excavation has been completed and much of the foundation has been poured. Additionally, the basement columns are being poured. 

1400 S. FIGUEROA ST.

Developer: DHG Family Trust

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 110 apartments

Anticipated Opening: Spring 2019

Website: 1400Fig.com

Key Details: The project near the Los Angeles Convention Center will contain studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Amenities include a fitness center, parking, on-site electric car rentals, an outdoor pool, a rooftop bar, and multiple outdoor dining and lounge areas. The building contains blocks of balconies that jut out from the property.

The Latest: Construction is nearly complete and the project’s website has added floor plans. The website lists an opening of next spring. 

AVEN

1120 S. Grand Ave.

Developer: Mack Urban

Budget: $1.2 billion (overall multi-phase project)

Height: 38 stories

Residences: 536 apartments

Anticipated Opening: January 2019

Website: mackredev.com

Key Details: Aven is the second phase of Mack Urban’s sprawling six-building, six-acre South Park project. The first was Wren, which opened in 2017. Aven will include two amenities decks, one on the seventh floor with a pool, movie lounge, gym and a dog park. There will also be an on-site park that will be open to the public when the building debuts.

The Latest: The developer in August announced the anticipated January opening. Construction is now in the final stages. Aven will be followed by a 60-story, 713-unit high-rise would go up at 1120 S. Olive St. A 51-story building, also with 536 units, would be at 1115 S. Olive St. No groundbreaking date has been set for those buildings.

CIRCA

Circa

CIRCA

1200 S. Figueroa St.

Developer: Jamison Services and Hankey Investments 

Budget: $500 million

Height: Two 35-story towers 

Residences: 648 apartments 

Anticipated Opening: This month

Website: circala.com

Key Details: The massive dual-tower project overlooking the Los Angeles Convention Center is in the home stretch. The project includes a fitness center, a resort pool and a lap pool, outdoor fireplaces, large and small dog parks, a two-acre amenity deck and 770 parking spaces. There is also 48,000 square feet of retail space and a large, ribbon-style LED billboard. 

The Latest: Pre-leasing started in June for units priced from $2,800-$22,800, and the first tenants are expected to take up residence this month. Furnishing of the interiors was completed in August. 

FERRANTE

1000 W. Temple St. 

Developer: G.H. Palmer Associates

Budget: N/A 

Residences: 1,437 apartments 

Anticipated Opening: 2020 

Website: ghpalmer.com

Key Details: The latest Downtown project from developer Geoff Palmer will rise on a 9.6-acre lot just west of the 110 Freeway. Plans call for parking space for 2,600 vehicles and 1,680 bicycles. Approximately 30,000 square feet of commercial and retail space is also planned. 

The Latest: Demolition of a former 10-story data center building is underway, though the shell of the edifice remains; other older structures on the site have been razed. G.H. Palmer Associates did not respond to multiple requests for comment.  

FOREMAN & CLARK BUILDING

404 W. Seventh St.

Developer: Bonnis Properties

Budget: N/A

Height: 16 stories 

Residences: 125 apartments

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2019

Key Details: The transformation of a former department store in the Jewelry District is being designed by OKB Architecture. Plans call for restoring the building’s Art Deco lobby and creating a suite of modern amenities.

The Latest: Construction has been underway for four months, and the project is on schedule for a fall 2019 completion.

HOLLAND PARTNER GROUP/ALINA LOS ANGELES

700 W. Ninth St.

Developer: Holland Partner Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 28 stories  

Residences: 341 apartments

Website: hollandresidential.com/alina

Anticipated Opening: December 

Key Details: The third in Holland Partners’ trio of Downtown Los Angeles residential high-rises, Alina features a resort-style pool and spa, dog run, movie theater and fitness center. There is also approximately 11,700 square feet of retail space. 

The Latest: Holland Partner recently christened the South Park project Alina. The building is now in the pre-leasing phase, with move-ins expected by the end of the year. Floor plans range from a 437-square-foot studio that rents for $2,395 to a 1,569-square-foot, three-bedroom apartment that goes for $11,125. 

HOLLAND PARTNER GROUP/ THE GRACE ON SPRING

Holland Partner Group/The Grace on Spring

HOLLAND PARTNER GROUP/ THE GRACE ON SPRING

732 S. Spring St.

Developer: Holland Partner Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 24 stories

Residences: 303 apartments

Anticipated Opening: November

Website: hollandresidential.com/the-grace-on-spring

Key Details: Designed by architecture firm MVE + Partners, the project is one of two sister towers developed by the Vancouver-based developer. Amenities will include a two-story fitness center, a dog run, a rooftop pool lounge and a coffee bar. Units will have quartz countertops, washer and dryers, and Nest thermostats.

The Latest: The developer recently chose a name for the project, and finishing touches are being put on the building. Grace On Spring has begun pre-leasing.

HOLLAND PARTNER GROUP/

THE GRIFFIN ON SPRING

751 S. Spring St.

Developer: Holland Partner Group

Budget: N/A 

Height: 24 stories

Residences: 287 apartments

Anticipated Opening: October

Website: hollandresidential.com/the-griffin-on-spring

Key Details: The tower will be the first of two Holland Partner projects on the block to open. Architecture firm MVE + Partners designed the building that features a weave exterior design that pays homage to the Fashion District. Amenities include a pool, dog run and fitness center. 

The Latest: As with the nearby project, Holland Partner recently selected a name for the project. Pre-leasing has begun and some pricing has been set: The studios start at $2,400; a three-bedroom penthouse goes for up to $10,150. 

HOPE + FLOWER

1212 S. Flower St.

Developer: Onni Group

Budget: N/A

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

Residences: 730 apartments

Anticipated Opening: Summer 2019

Website: hopeflowerdtla.com

Key Details: The pair of glass and steel towers will be linked by a podium with an amenities deck. The apartments are being pitched as luxury residences, and some will sport cantilevered balconies. The total development will include 842 parking spaces.

The Latest: Construction continues, with the base of the towers built up above street level. 

LOTUS 77

118 Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka St.

Developer: Etco Homes

Budget: N/A

Residences: 77 apartments

Height: 9 stories

Anticipated Opening: 2020

Website: livelotus77.com

Key Details: The project across from Little Tokyo’s Weller Court shopping center would primarily offer studio and one-bedroom apartments, though there would be seven two-bedroom residences. Amenities will include a rooftop deck with a pool and spa. There will be two levels of subterranean parking.

The Latest: Construction financing closed in March and the project broke ground in early April. The building is approximately 18 months from completion.

MUSEUM TOWER RENOVATION

255 S. Olive St.

Developer: Goldrich and Kest Industries and Shappell Properties

Budget: $26 million

Residences: 217 apartments

Height: 20 stories

Anticipated Completion: Late 2019

Website: themuseumtowerapts.com

Key Details: Renovation of the landmark Bunker Hill residential complex began in July 2017 and will take place in phases. The work is occurring two floors at a time. New amenities in the 1992 building will include a fitness center, yoga studio and swimming pool. 

The Latest: Apartments on five floors have been renovated and are being leased, with another 24 units scheduled to be finished on Oct. 1. The third floor lounge, screening room and library opened this month. A pool deck and a new rooftop lounge will be completed by the end of the year.

PARK FIFTH

Park Fifth

PARK FIFTH

Fifth Street between Olive and Hill

Developer: MacFarlane Partners

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories and 24 stories

Residences: 660 apartments

Anticipated Completion: Mid-2019

Website: macfarlanepartners.com

Key Details: This twin-tower project occupies a full block along Fifth Street just north of Pershing Square and consists of a seven-story building with 313 apartments and a 24-story edifice with 347 units. The project will have 12,700 square feet of combined retail space. 

The Latest: MacFarlane recently announced that the shorter building will be called the Trademark. A topping-out of the high-rise will take place this month, and work on the facade is underway. Both buildings will include rooftop pools and landscaped open spaces.

PERLA

Developer: SCG America, a subsidiary of Shanghai Construction Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 35 floors

Residences: 450 condominiums

Anticipated Opening: 2020

Website: perlacondosdtla.com

Key Details: The southeast corner of Fourth and Broadway will become home to the Historic Core’s first residential high-rise. Architecture firm CallisonRTKL is handling designs for the tower that has a curved 10-story podium, with a rectangular structure on top. The project encompasses more than a half-million square feet of space. The studio, one- and two-bedroom residences will be 400-1,300 square feet. Parking will be on the second through sixth floors. The podium will hold a four-story, Art Deco-style atrium, and amenities will include outdoor areas with a pool, kitchens and dog runs.

The Latest: Construction is well under way, with the fourth floor completed in late August, and work starting on the fifth level. The project’s sales office had its grand opening on Sept. 13.

SIX FOUR NINE LOFTS

649 S. Wall St.

Developer: Skid Row Housing Trust

Budget: N/A

Height: 6 stories

Residences: 55 apartments

Website: skidrow.org

Anticipated Completion: Late 2019

Key Details: Partly funded with Proposition HHH funds, the 55-unit permanent supportive housing project in the heart of Skid Row will include a three-story, 25,000-square-foot clinic that will be operated by the Los Angeles Christian Health Centers. 

The Latest: The project broke ground in February. Currently, the concrete foundation of the building is being put in place. Plans are to finish the project by the end of 2019. 

THE ALISO

The Aliso

THE ALISO

950 E. Third St.

Developer: Legendary Investors Group and Fairfield Residential

Budget: $215 million

Height: 6 stories

Residences: 472 apartments

Anticipated Completion: March 2019

Key Details: The six-building Arts District complex draws on the industrial look of the neighborhood, with concrete and corrugated metal exteriors. Kava Massih Architects is handling designs for the project across from SCI-Arc. The development will have 22,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor of the buildings, and there will be a path linking Third Street with Traction Avenue.

The Latest: Crews are nearly done with the first building, while the facade is in the works on the rest. Leasing for the first structure is expected to start in November.

WALNUT BUILDING

1745 E. Seventh St.

Developer: Hillcrest Company

Budget: N/A

Residences: 57 live/work units

Height: 8 stories

Anticipated Opening: Late 2018

Key Details: The Hillcrest Company’s renovation of the former home of the California Walnut Growers Association will feature a rooftop bar/restaurant space, a separate residential roof deck, conference centers, and a suite of concierge services for residents.

The Latest: A representative for the Arts District development said final touches on the building are being applied and plans are to open within the next couple of months.

RESIDENTIAL-IN PLANNING

11TH AND OLIVE

1045 S. Olive St.

Developer: Crescent Heights

Budget: $300 million

Height: 70 stories

Residences: 794 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking/Opening: 2019/2023

Key Details: Crescent Heights’ tower would replace existing warehouses with a sleek high-rise ringed by cantilevered balconies. The design from ODA features a number of terraces cut into the tower, with roughly three-story levels of open space along the structure. It would include more than 12,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. 

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

14TH AND HILL

14th and Hill

14TH AND HILL

1340 S. Hill St.

Developer: Chernoff Family Trust

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 235 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: The project at the southern end of South Park would sit on a 1.24-acre site and would have a two-story podium with 259 parking spaces. The developer previously said 47 units would be priced as workforce housing, and 12 others would be for very low income tenants.

The Latest: New renderings for the project were revealed in July. The designs from architecture firm Humphreys & Partners show a mostly white exterior with blue-paneled splashes, balconies on some units and a third-floor deck overlooking the street.

211 ALPINE

211 W. Alpine St.

Developer: Izek Shomof 

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories  

Residences: 153 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: 2018 

Key Details: This Gold Line-adjacent development is the latest project from the veteran Downtown developer. Seventeen units will be set aside for low-income tenants. The Chinatown building will also have 2,500 square feet of retail space.

The Latest: In August, revised plans for the development, with 31 additional apartments, were filed with the city. 

520 MATEO

520 Mateo

520 MATEO

520 S. Mateo St.

Developer: Carmel Partners

Budget: N/A

Height: 35-story housing tower and a 6-story office building

Anticipated Groundbreaking: 2020

Anticipated Opening: 2023

Residential: 475 live/work lofts

Website: carmelpartners.com/property/520-mateo

Key Details: The project from the Bay Area developer is planned for grounds that currently hold a warehouse and a parking lot. The Arts District project would also have 125,000 square feet for restaurants and shops. Approximately 10% of the residential units would be set aside as affordable housing. 

The Latest: The project is still in the conceptualization phase and plans are being cemented. Recently an original 13-story proposal was scrapped in favor of the 35-story vision. 

641 IMPERIAL ST.

Developer: Adam Lindemann

Budget: N/A

Height: 12 stories

Residences: 140 live/work units

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: The New York-based art collector’s Arts District project would, in addition to the residential units, have 7,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Architecture firm Johnson Fain is behind the design, which features bricks on the first level, glass for the second, and concrete on the higher floors, with many units sporting balconies. 

The Latest: The developer is looking to make the project sustainable and energy-efficient and achieve LEED Platinum status. 

920 S. HILL ST.

Developer: Barry Shy

Budget: N/A

Residences: 239 condominiums

Height: 32 stories

Key Details: The project from prolific Downtown developer Barry Shy will rise at the southern end of the Historic Core and is being designed by architect David Takacs. It will offer studio to three-bedroom residences. Amenities in the high-rise would include a gym and rooftop deck. The project with 300 parking spaces will also include improvements to an adjacent alley and lush landscaping, and there will be 5,700 square feet of retail space. 

The Latest: The project is fully entitled and work is commencing on permitting. Once construction starts it will take approximately two years. 

949 S. HOPE ST.

Developer: Forest City

Budget: N/A

Residences: 236 apartments

Height: 27 stories

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A 

Key Details: The project from the veteran developer was announced last year and is being designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz. The tower would replace an existing three-story building across from Grand Hope Park. Amenities would include a rooftop pool and hot tub, and there would be a second mid-level outdoor deck. There would be 6,700 square feet of retail space.

1000 S. HILL ST.

Developer: Onni Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 60 stories

Residences: 700 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: The Vancouver-based developer aims to build a high-rise on the site of a surface parking lot. Chris Dikeakos Architects is behind the design, which would feature a glass and steel edifice, a seven-floor amenities deck and a large rooftop deck. The tower would also have 15,000 square feet of commercial space and 1,075 parking spaces. Construction is expected to take 30 months. 

The Latest: The developer released an environmental impact report in the spring, with new renderings. 

1111 SUNSET

1111 Sunset

1111 SUNSET

Developer: Palisades Capital Partners

Budget: $600 million

Size: 778 units

Anticipated Opening: 2023

Website: 1111sunsetblvd.com

Key Details: Palisades acquired the 5.5-acre plot in 2015 for $30 million. The site, the former headquarters of the Metropolitan Water District, will hold a mix of low-slung and high-rise buildings, including towers that stand 31 and 49 stories. There would also be a 17-story hotel with 98 rooms, retail along Sunset Boulevard, and 48,000 square feet of office space. Additionally, plans call for two acres of public space designed by James Corner Field Operations. Architect Kengo Kuma is working with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, handling plans for the hotel. Natoma Architects is also part of the design team.

The Latest: Palisades revealed designs for the project in January and is currently preparing the environmental impact report. The project team has held several community meetings, including a public scoping section in May. 

BROADWAY AND OLYMPIC CONDOS

995 S. Broadway

Developer: Barry Shy

Budget: N/A

Residences: 163 condominiums

Height: 15 stories

Key Details: The long-planned project being designed by David Takacs would have amenities including a pool, gym and multiple recreational terraces. 

The Latest: The project is fully entitled and is in the plan check stage. Once construction begins it will take approximately two years.

BROOKFIELD TOWER

945 W. Eighth St.

Developer: Brookfield Properties

Budget: N/A 

Height: 64 stories

Residences: 781 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: The residential high-rise would fill a grassy lot next to two Brookfield-owned office towers, the Ernst & Young Plaza and 777 Figueroa. Designed by Marmol Radziner and Large Architecture, the glass and steel tower would have a direct connection to the adjacent FIGat7th mall and also an 831-space parking podium off Eighth Street.

The Latest: Brookfield is still in the entitlement and environmental review stage.

EIGHTH AND FIGUEROA TOWER

744 S. Figueroa St. 

Developer: Mitsui Fudosan America

Budget: N/A

Height: 41 stories 

Residences: 438 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Website: mfamerica.com/portfolio

Key Details: According to the most recent information available, the developer is seeking entitlements for the Financial District tower. The project would overlook the FIGat7th shopping center and rise on a one-acre plot that is currently a surface parking lot. There would be a landscaped podium and 10,000 square feet of commercial space. Johnson Fain is handling the designs. 

EIGHTH, GRAND 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: Japanese developer Mitsui Fudosan is planning a 39-story tower on the site of a current parking structure in the Financial District. Architecture Firm Johnson Fain will handle the designs. A parking podium would have 494 spaces.  

ELYSIAN PARK LOFTS

Elysian Park Lofts

ELYSIAN PARK LOFTS 

1251 N. Spring St. 

Developer: S&R Partners and Lincoln Property Company 

Budget: N/A

Height: Up to 14 stories

Residences: 920 apartments, including 17-live work units 

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: Planned for a skinny strip of land bordering Los Angeles State Historic Park, the Chinatown project would include almost 18,000 square feet of retail space. It would be split across two parcels, each containing three buildings. 

The Latest: The developer is conducting an environmental impact report for the mega-project. 

FASHION DISTRICT RESIDENCES

212 E. Seventh St. 

Developer: Realm Group and Urban Offerings 

Height: 33 stories 

Residences: 452 apartments 

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: A rare proposed high-rise in the Fashion District, the project is being designed by Humphreys and Partners Architects. It would include 19 live-work units and 11% of the residences would be set aside for low-income tenants. 

The Latest: The developer is seeking entitlements for the project. 

JADE ENTERPRISES/EMERALD

1340 S. Olive St.

Developer: Jade Enterprises

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 154 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: As with several other Jade projects, MVE+Partners is the architect. Plans call for an emphasis on open space, with a roof deck and a pool deck on the third floor. A number of apartments would sport balconies and the project would have 13,000 square feet of commercial space. 

The Latest: Entitlements have been secured, but Jade has not yet broken ground. Jade representatives did not respond to multiple calls or emails.

JADE ENTERPRISES/MAIN STREET PARK

1100 S. Main St.

Developer: Jade Enterprises

Budget: N/A

Height: 8 stories

Residences: 379 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: 2019

Key Details: Jade’s Fashion District project would rise near its office development the Harris Building. The glass-heavy design from architecture firm MVE+Partners includes balconies on nearly every unit and trees on the roof. Of the 379 apartments, 42 would be aimed at “moderate” income tenants. The development would include 26,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial and office space, plus a gym and a pool. 

The Latest: The City Council approved the project on Aug. 15.

JADE ENTERPRISES/SAPPHIRE

1111 W. Sixth St.

Developer: Jade Enterprises

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 369 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: The design from Steinberg Architects shows two buildings with glass, metal and plaster exteriors, linked by a sky bridge. Renderings include a landscaped roof deck. The ground floor will hold 22,000 square feet of commercial space. The buildings will collectively have 390 parking stalls and 429 bicycle stalls. 

MACK URBAN/SOUTH PARK

1120 and 1115 S. Olive St. 

Developer: Mack Urban

Budget: N/A

Height: 60 and 51 stories

Residences: 713 and 536 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: The two South Park towers are the next part of Mack Urban’s plan for six buildings along Grand Avenue and Olive Street, following Wren, which opened last year, and Aven, which is nearing the finish line. 

The Latest: The developer filed plans with the Department of City Planning in May. No start of construction has been announced.

PALMETTO COLYTON 

527 Colyton St.

Developer: Bolour Associates

Budget: N/A

Residences: 310 condominiums

Height: 12 stories

Anticipated Groundbreaking: Late 2020 to early 2021

Website: bolourassociates.com

The Latest: Bolour Associates plans to build a mixed-use mid-rise structure in the heart of the Arts District. In addition to 310 residential units, the building, designed by architectural firm Ankrom Moisan, will have 25,000 square feet of commercial space.

The Latest: Palmetto Colyton is still in the early stage. A representative from Bolour Associates said some initial documents should be issued by the end of this month.

SB OMEGA 

601 S. Main St.

Developer: Barry Shy

Budget: N/A

Residences: 452 condominiums

Height: 38 stories

Key Details: The high-rise from Shy would be one of the tallest new buildings in the Historic Core. In addition to the for-sale residences, there would be 15 ground-floor retail spaces totaling 23,000 square feet. There would also be an acre of open space for residents and a pedestrian promenade on Main Street.

The Latest: Entitlements for the project being designed by David Takacs are almost complete. Permitting work will commence soon.

SP7 APARTMENTS

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

Developer: Skid Row Housing Trust

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 100 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: October 

Key Details: The Skid Row project will have 99 supportive housing units for chronically homeless individuals. The development will be split across two sites. The larger facility will include ground-floor space for case management and service providers. There will also be onsite parking and an outdoor courtyard with a community garden. Killefer Flammang Architects is handling the design.

The Latest: Planning is under way and the developer hopes to begin construction next month.

VARA

1233 S. Grand Ave.

Developer: City Century/Shenglong

Budget: N/A

Residences: 161 condominiums

Height: 24 stories

Anticipated Groundbreaking: Mid-2019

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

Key Details: The third and smallest of City Century’s proposed developments in Downtown is being designed by Steinberg Architects. The building would have amenities that include a rooftop terrace, private dining lounge, and a pool and spa with city views.

The Latest: City Century is finalizing the South Park building’s design with the aim of starting construction in the first half of next year.

WEINGART TOWER

554 S. San Pedro St.

Developer: Weingart Center

Budget: $138 million

Height: 18 stories

Residences: 228 studio apartments and 50 one-bedroom units

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: The Skid Row service provider plans to build a modern, glass and steel tower on a parking lot next to its homeless services facility. The project would mostly serve as permanent supportive housing, although approximately 20% of the units would be affordable housing. 

The Latest: Joseph Wong Design Architects has been hired to design the project, which will feature some communal decks on upper floors. Late last year the Weingart Center revealed that it ultimately plans to build three towers on the site.

MIXED USE

6AM

Sixth and Alameda streets or 1211 Wholesale St. 

Developer: SunCal 

Budget: $2 billion

Height: Up to 58 stories 

Residences: 1,305 apartments and 431 condos

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Website: suncal.com/our-communities/6am

Key Details: Initially proposed in 2015, Irvine-based developer SunCal plans to erect a pair of 58-story towers and multiple seven-story buildings with a total of 265,000 square feet of hotel and office space, 64,000 square feet of retail and space for a school. The project that would change the look and feel of the Arts District will also feature open space for recreational amenities. Herzog & de Meuron will design the project. 

The Latest: Entitlements for the complex are expected to be secured by the end of the year.

333 S. ALAMEDA ST.

Developer: 3 Alameda Plaza

Budget: N/A

Height: 34 stories

Residences: 994 apartments

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: The mixed-use complex would replace the existing Little Tokyo Galleria, creating a series of buildings that stand up to 34 stories. Architecture firm DGB+Line is designing the project that would also have 100,000 square feet of commercial space. Plans call for 160 housing units to be dedicated to low-income residents.

The Latest: The developer is preparing an environmental impact report for the Little Tokyo project.

670 MESQUIT

670 Mesquit St.

Developer: VE Equities and the Gallo Family

Budget: N/A

Size: 1.8 million square feet

Residences: 308 units, 236 hotel rooms

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: The developers plan to replace an existing cold storage facility near the Los Angeles River with a massive mixed-use complex. Alongside the residential and hotel components, it would have roughly 136,000 square feet of commercial space plus a museum. The 670 Mesquit project would comprise five buildings, all designed by the architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group.

The Latest: The development team is still seeking entitlements. 

ANGELS LANDING

Northwest corner of Fourth and Hill streets

Developer: Peebles Corporation, MacFarlane Partners and Claridge Properties

Budget: $1.2 billion

Size: an 88-story high-rise and a 24-floor structure

Anticipated Opening: 2024

Key Details: The 2.24-acre property that had once been envisioned as the home for the third phase of the Cal Plaza complex will see a different sort of mega-project. Angels Landing will have two buildings, linked by a sky bridge, with a total of 400 apartments and 250 condominiums; 20 rental units will be set aside as affordable housing. There would also be 500 hotel rooms in two brands: One building would have an SLS hotel, and the other structure would house a Mondrian. The project would include 57,000 square feet of open space, including a 25,400-square-foot plaza, partially laid out in a series of platforms and staircases descending from Grand Avenue to the Metro rail stop at Fourth and Hill.

The Latest: The city late last year awarded a contract to Angels Landing Partners to develop the site, culminating a public bidding competition. The developers will purchase the land for $50 million. Permits and entitlements are expected to take years to secure. 

BROADWAY TRADE CENTER

Broadway Trade Center

BROADWAY TRADE CENTER

Eighth Street between Hill and Broadway

Developer: Broadbridge Capital

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

Height: 10 stories

Size: 1.1 million square feet

Anticipated Opening: N/A

Key Details: When complete, the 1908 Beaux Arts complex, formerly the home of Hamburger & Sons department store, will house a hotel with 156 rooms, and offer restaurant and retail spaces on the ground floor. There would also be creative office space, a private club, and a public park on the roof.

The Latest: The project has long been in construction. Demolition has been completed and crews are now working on upgrading infrastructure and building systems. No date for an opening has been announced. 

CHINATOWN STATION

924 N. Spring St.

Developer: Atlas Capital Group  

Budget: N/A

Height: 6 five-story towers 

Residences: 770 apartments

Anticipated Opening: 2023

Website: atlas-cap.com

Key Details: Neighboring Los Angeles State Historic Park and the Chinatown Gold Line station, the project would include more than 51,000 square feet of commercial space on 5.7 acres. Initially, Chinatown Station (previously known as College Station) included two 20-story towers, but that plan was scrapped in favor of the shorter apartment buildings. 

The Latest: The final environmental impact report for Chinatown Station is in the review phase and is expected to wrap up early next year. Once groundbreaking occurs, developers expect the project would take 43 months to construct. Additionally, the developer last month agreed to cover the 8% rent increase for tenants of the 123 units at the Metro Lofts, a nearby housing project for low-income seniors. 

FIGUEROA CENTRE

913 S. Figueroa St.

Developer: Regalian

Budget: N/A

Height: 66 stories

Size: 200 condominiums, 220 hotel rooms

Anticipated Groundbreaking/Opening: 2020/2023

Key Details: The mixed-use tower would rise on the site of a current parking lot next to the Hotel Figueroa. Figueroa Centre would be one of the tallest projects in Downtown, and would contain 22,766 square feet of ballroom and event space, plus 50,000 square feet for restaurants.

The Latest: The project is still in the entitlements phase.

LA PLAZA CULTURA VILLAGE

Broadway and Cesar E. Chavez Avenue

Developer: Trammell Crow Company and LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Budget: $160 million

Height: 5- and 8-story buildings 

Residences: 355 apartments

Anticipated Opening: 2019

Key Details: The mixed-use development rising on former County-owned parking lots will include more than 43,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space. Of the 355 apartments, 20% will be priced at affordable rates. Johnson Fain is handling the designs.

The Latest: Construction crews are installing the wooden framing of the buildings. Additionally, renderings of the murals by four local Chicano artists that will be featured at La Plaza Cultura Village were unveiled on Aug. 16.

LUXE HOTEL REDEVELOPMENT

1020 S. Figueroa St.

Developer: Shenzhen Hazens 

Budget: $700 million

Height: a 49-story tower and a 29-floor hotel

Residences: 435 apartments, 300 hotel rooms

Anticipated Groundbreaking: December 2018

Key Details: Chinese developer Shenzhen Hazens plans to build a mega-project on the site of the current Luxe City Center Hotel near L.A. Live and Staples Center. Steinberg Hart will design the taller condominium structure, while Gensler is the architect for the shorter building that will house a W hotel.  The project will include 59,000 square feet of retail space. 

The Latest: Entitlements have been secured. Previous plans to break ground in the middle of this year have been pushed back to December. 

METROPOLIS PHASE II AND III

877 Francisco St.

Developer: Greenland USA

Budget: $1 billion (total for all phases)

Height: 40 stories phase II/56 stories phase III

Residences: 514 condominiums/736 condominiums

Opened: July 28, 2018/2019

Website: metropolislosangeles.com

Key Details: The 6.5-acre development includes three residential towers, the 350-room Hotel Indigo and 70,000 square feet of retail space. Tower II opened in July with units from 482-1,431 square feet; the studio to two-bedroom residences sell for $600,000-$1.2 million. It includes a 1.5-acre “sky park,” a putting green and a children’s playground. Units boast oak floors and floor-to-ceiling windows. The first phase, with a 308-unit residential tower and the Hotel Indigo, opened last year.

The Latest: Tower II tenants are now moving in, while work continues on the final skyscraper. The latter property was put up for sale this year even as construction continues. 

OCEANWIDE PLAZA

Oceanwide Plaza

OCEANWIDE PLAZA

1101 S Flower St.

Developer: Oceanwide Holdings

Budget: $1 billion

Height: Two 42-story towers, and a 55-story Park Hyatt Hotel and Branded Residences

Size: 504 residential units, 184 hotel rooms. 

Anticipated Completion: 2020

Website: oceanwideplaza.com

Key Details: The first North American development from China’s Oceanwide Holdings, the mixed-use campus across from Staples Center will include 153,000 square feet of retail space adorned with a 700-foot LED sign. . The five-star hotel will include a spa and a “sky lounge.” The plaza will offer 37,000 square feet of outdoor space. 

The Latest: Oceanwide Plaza topped off in April. Crews are now working on the interiors of the buildings. Harley Pasternak, a fitness expert, was brought on to help iron out the fitness offerings and amenities.

OLYMPIA

1001 W. Olympic Blvd.

Developer: City Century/Shenglong

Budget: N/A

Residences: Up to 1,367 residences, 1,000 hotel rooms

Height: 65 stories, 53 stories and 43 stories 

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

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

Key Details: City Century is considering two options for the South Park mega-project that would overlook the 110 Freeway: One is for the Olympia to have a 1,000-room hotel and 867 residential units. Also being considered is creating 1,367 housing units. The design of the three towers would remain the same regardless of which option is chosen. Plans also call for 40,000 square feet of retail space.

The Latest: The developer recently submitted a draft environmental impact report for the project and is working through entitlements as plans are finalized. Construction is expected to take four years. 

ONNI GROUP/2143 E. VIOLET ST.

Developer: Onni Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 15 stories

Anticipated Groundbreaking: 2020

Key Details: Onni plans to replace two structures on the seven-building site and erect a mid-rise tower with 347 live/work units, as well as 22,000 square feet of commercial space and 188,000 square feet of office space. The remaining five buildings in the Arts District complex south of Seventh Street would remain, providing a total of 57,000 square feet of office, commercial and live/work space.

The Latest: Onni released an initial environmental study in May.

ONNI GROUP/TIMES MIRROR SQUARE TRANSFORMATION 

202 W. First St.

Developer: Onni Group

Budget: N/A

Residences: 1,127 units

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: Onni Group is seeking entitlements to transform the five-building Civic Center campus bordered by Broadway and First, Second and Spring streets. The two western buildings, which now hold an office tower and a parking structure, would be demolished to make way for a pair of 37-story and 53-story residential properties. The project would create a total of 34,500 square feet of commercial space. The future of the Art Deco former L.A. Times headquarters building has not been revealed

The Latest: The Los Angeles Times, which had been in the building since the 1930s, left the complex in July. 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

FLOWER MART

755 S. Wall St. 

Developer: Southern California Flower Market, Inc.  

Budget: N/A

Height: 15 stories 

Residences: 323 apartments 

Anticipated Groundbreaking: 2020

Key Details: The project will include 12 stories of housing over three floors of commercial space. Plan call for two buildings, with the developers intending to demolish the existing southern edifice in preparation for a new structure and subterranean parking. The north building would be expanded and renovated. The flower market will continue to operate during construction in the northern building. 

THE GRAND

The Grand

THE GRAND

Southeast corner of First Street and Grand Avenue

Developer: Related Companies 

Budget: $950 million

Anticipated Groundbreaking/Opening: Fall/2021

Website: related.com

Key Details: The complex being designed by Frank Gehry would have a 39-story tower with 436 residential units (20% would be set aside as affordable housing) that are a mix of for-sale condominiums and rental units. There will also be a 20-story building holding a 314-room Equinox hotel, and 173,000 square feet of leasable retail that will be open to Grand Avenue. Additionally, there will be a movie theater with 450 seats.

The Latest: A groundbreaking is approaching for the project that has been in the works for more than a decade. In January Related released updated designs for the project and announced that the Downtown office of the firm AECOM will serve as construction manager on The Grand. The Chinese company CCCG 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

Residences: 208 hotel rooms, 900 condominiums, 540 apartments 

Anticipated Opening: 2021 

Key Details: This massive development south of the Downtown core will take up two city blocks and will be split into two separate campuses. The first phase will include a 208-room hotel, a seven-story building with about 100 apartments and an eight-story parking structure. Retail, commercial and 17,000 square feet of public plaza space would round out the phase. Phase two would add mid-rise buildings with 440 apartments, as well as 32- and 35-story towers with nearly 900 combined condos. The developer is setting aside 5% of the units for low-income renters. 

The Latest: In March the project received final city approvals and construction is slated to begin with the west block. Plans call for the second phase to start construction once the parking structure in the first phase is complete. 

CIVIC

FIRST AND BROADWAY PARK

Developer: City of Los Angeles 

Budget: $35 million

Size: 2 acres 

Anticipated Groundbreaking: August 2019

Anticipated Opening: Early 2021 

Key Details: The two-acre park is being designed by landscape architecture firm Mia Lehrer + Associates. Plans for the space adjacent to Grand Park include an amphitheater, as well as a two-story, 19,200-square-foot structure with a cafe and beer garden on the ground floor, a restaurant on the second level and a bar and lounge on the roof. The Civic Center park will also have a 10,000-square-foot meadow, and entry points at the corners. 

The Latest: The project remains in the design phase. Recently, the groundbreaking was pushed back from winter of next year to August of 2019. 

LOS ANGELES STREETCAR

Budget: $291 million-$306 million 

Anticipated Opening: 2021

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 would add $15 million to the $291 million price tag. The streetcar has secured $65 million for construction via a tax that would be levied on property owners along the route.

The Latest: A new environmental assessment was published by the Bureau of Engineering in July. It added new details, including that the streetcar would have 23 stops, with nine on Broadway, and that platforms would be about eight feet wide and 70 feet long. It said cars would arrive every 10-15 minutes, and annual operating costs would be $6.6 million. Streetcar officials and 14th District City Councilman José Huizar are still 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 2021. 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: $40 million

Size: 18,000 square feet

Anticipated Completion: Late 2022

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 along 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: The city has opted to take a phased approach to the project. Phase 1, scheduled to begin in early 2019, will consist of the structural retrofit of the Merced Theater and Masonic Hall, as well as seismic work on the Pico House. Phase 2 will entail more construction and tenant improvements.

MUSIC CENTER PLAZA RENOVATION

Music Center Plaza Renovation

MUSIC CENTER PLAZA RENOVATION

135 N. Grand Ave.

Developer: The Music Center and the County of Los Angeles

Budget: $40 million

Opening: Labor Day 2019

Key Details: The project will rework the 54-year-old Bunker Hill performing arts campus, flattening various rises and dips, and increasing visibility and access from Grand Avenue. Plaza capacity will increase from 2,500 to 5,000 people, and there will be five dining and drinking options at a variety of price points. The updated plaza will also have permanent restrooms. 

The Latest: The Jacques Lipchitz “Peace on Earth” sculpture has been relocated to its new home on the west side of the plaza near Hope Street. The new buildings that will house a welcome center, restaurant and wine bar are taking shape, with two of the structures framed and under construction. In addition, the concrete for the Grand Avenue stairs has been poured and the escalators are scheduled for installation in early 2019. 

PARKER CENTER REPLACEMENT/CIVIC CENTER TOWER

150 N. Los Angeles St.

Developer: City of Los Angeles 

Budget: $740.3 million

Height: 27 stories 

Anticipated Opening: 2023

Key Details: Part of City Councilman José Huizar’s Civic Center Master Plan, the 1955 former police headquarters is being torn down to make way for a high-rise, up to 29 stories, that will hold city workers now scattered in various office buildings across Los Angeles. The 753,740-square-foot building will include a subterranean garage with space for 1,100 cars. 

The Latest: Demolition of Parker Center began on Aug. 20. The takedown is expected to last 500 days. 

PERSHING SQUARE REDESIGN

532 S. Olive St.

Developer: City of Los Angeles 

Budget: $15 million

Anticipated Groundbreaking: 2020

Anticipated Opening: 2022

Key Details: Plans to overhaul the 1990 redesign of Pershing Square have been in the works since 2015. Paris-based design firm Agence Ter’s vision for the park was selected in 2016. The proposal, powered by the office of City Councilman José Huizar, includes interconnected gardens, lawn space for community events, and a solar-powered canopy that would provide shade during the day and illumination during the evening. 

The Latest: A feasibility study for the project is in the works. It will help iron out specific costs and construction details.

REGIONAL CONNECTOR

Developer: Metropolitan Transportation Authority 

Budget: $1.77 billion

Anticipated Opening: December 2021

Website: metro.net/projects/connector

Key Details: The Regional Connector will streamline cross-county rail travel by allowing people to ride from Santa Monica to East Los Angeles, and Azusa to Long Beach, without having to switch trains. In Downtown, the work includes extensive tunneling and the creation of three new stations, including an underground stop in Little Tokyo, and stops in the Historic Core and Bunker Hill. 

The Latest: The Regional Connector reached the halfway point of construction in May and is on track to be completed by 2021. Both of the almost 20-foot tall twin tunnels have been completed and work continues on the three Downtown stations. Metro will soon begin looking for a developer to build a transit-oriented project atop the Little Tokyo station. 

SIXTH STREET VIADUCT REPLACEMENT

Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement

SIXTH STREET VIADUCT REPLACEMENT

Developer: City of Los Angeles

Budget: $482 million

Size: 3,500 feet long

Anticipated Opening: Late 2020

Website: sixthstreetviaduct.org

KeyDetails: The Sixth Street Viaduct, designed by Michael Maltzan, will have a “ribbon of arches” theme along with bicycle and pedestrian paths. There will also be a 12-acre park underneath the bridge. While much of the park will be on the Boyle Heights side, an art park on the Arts District side will be named for the late area housing developer Leonard Hill. A public art component is being designed by artist Glen Kaino. 

The Latest: Demolition of the old bridge was completed in 2016. Construction continues with columns, Y-bents (to hold up the deck) and the placement of seismic bearings. The next milestone will be the construction of the deck, which will begin later this year. The next community meeting update will take place this fall. 

COMMUNITY AND CULTURE

LUCAS MUSEUM OF NARRATIVE ART

3800 S. Vermont Ave.

Developer: George Lucas

Budget: $1 billion

Size: 312,000 square feet

Anticipated Opening: 2021

Website: lucasmuseum.org

Key Details: Filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, businesswoman Mellody Hobson, chose Exposition Park as the site for their privately funded art museum. The structure being designed by Ma Yansong will display their 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. There will also be a fifth-floor terrace with trees, along with 11 acres of open space and 2,425 parking stalls.

The Latest: Construction began March 14 and work is in the early stage. The project’s first crane was set up in July.

TERASAKI BUDOKAN

Terasaki Budokan

TERASAKI BUDOKAN

237-249 S. Los Angeles St.

Developer: Little Tokyo Service Center

Budget: $38.8 million

Size: 51,000 square feet

Anticipated Opening: Early 2020

Website: terasakibudokan.org

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

The Latest: ​Demolition of two old buildings on the site began in April, and the project is now in the excavation stage. The long-awaited center is expected to arrive nearly a quarter-century after it was first proposed. The Budokan has been named for the late scientist and philanthropist Dr. Paul I. Terasaki, whose foundation donated $3.5 million to the project. Most of the money has been raised, though a $2.9 million funding gap remains, and some naming rights for the development are still available.

VARIETY ARTS CENTER 

940 S. Figueroa St. 

Developer: Robhana Group

Budget: N/A

Key Details: The Variety Arts Center was originally built in 1923 as the Friday Morning Club. In 2016 a deal was announced for mega-church Hillsong L.A. to lease office space and use the 1,100-seat theater for weekly services. Additional offices would be rented out.

The Latest: While much of the work in the South Park landmark appears to have been completed, the status of the project is uncertain. A representative for Hillsong did not comment on the progress.

BUSINESS

CALIFORNIA MARKET CENTER REDESIGN

110 W. Ninth St.

Developer: Jamison Properties and Brookfield Properties

Budget: N/A

Height: 13 stories

Size: 1.8 million square feet

Anticipated Groundbreaking/Completion: Late 2018/January 2021

Key Details: The huge four-building complex of fashion showrooms will be partially converted into an office campus with a new assortment of ground-floor retail. An undisclosed amount of space will remain as showrooms for fashion firms. The developers plan to complete the updates in a series of phases. 

The Latest: The developers are preparing to start work on the renovation, and expect to be in construction by the end of the year.

DEARDEN’S AND NORTON BUILDINGS

755 S. Los Angeles St.

Developer: Urban Offerings and ESI Ventures

Budget: N/A

Height: 5 stories

Size: 100,000 square feet each

Anticipated Opening: Late 2019

Website: urban-offerings.com 

Key Details: After buying and initiating a transformation of the Norton Building in 2017, Urban Offerings and ESI Ventures partnered in acquiring Dearden’s furniture store after it closed that same year. Omgivning is handling designs for the project, and each of the buildings will hold about 100,000 square feet of offices, restaurants and retail.

The Latest: Work on both buildings is underway. The developers hope to create a food hall on the ground floor of the Norton Building, and to have a restaurant on the roof.

FORD FACTORY BUILDING

Ford Factory Building

FORD FACTORY BUILDING

777 S. Santa Fe. Ave.

Developer: Shorenstein Properties

Budget: N/A

Height: 5 stories

Size: 254,000 square feet

Website: thefordfactoryla.com

Anticipated Opening: 2018

Key Details: Warner Music Group has a 13-year lease on the 1912 building, which was purchased by Shorenstein Properties in 2014 and is being turned into creative office space. The Arts District project includes a 600-stall parking structure. Shorenstein is seeking LEED Gold certification for the project. Additionally, a 15,000-square-foot outdoor paseo is being created.

The Latest: Warner Music Group is expected to move in to the building before the end of the year.

FOURTH AND COLYTON

400 S. Colyton St.

Developer: Legendary Investors Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 11 stories

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: An office tower would rise on a surface parking lot, creating 255,000 square feet of creative office space. The ground floor would hold 15,000 square feet of commercial space. The A+D Museum, already on the site, would be incorporated into the new structure.

The Latest: The developer is working on securing entitlements.

HERALD EXAMINER BUILDING

1111 S. Broadway

Developer: Hearst Corporation and Georgetown Co.   

Budget: $50 million

Height: 5 stories

Anticipated Opening: 2020

Website: heraldexaminerbulding.com

Key Details: Constructed by newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst in 1914, the building that formerly housed the afternoon Los Angeles Herald Examiner has 80,000 square feet of office space. Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan also designed the Downtown historic structure. 

The Latest: Last month, the owners announced that Arizona State University will lease the upper four floors of the building. The structure will house a Los Angeles outpost of the university’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication; there will also be other ASU uses. Much of the interior work has already been completed. The ground floor will hold a restaurant from Walter and Margarita Manzke. 

HYPERLOOP CAMPUS REPLACEMENT

2159 E. Bay St. 

Developer: Tishman Speyer 

Budget: N/A

Height: an 8-story building and two 2-story buildings

Anticipated Opening: 2025 

Website: tishmanspeyer.com

Key Details: Prominent developer Tishman Speyer plans to raze the current warehouse buildings that house the offices of Hyperloop One and replace them with three structures. The project will be focused on commercial office space. It is uncertain if Hyperloop will remain a tenant. 

The Latest: Tishman Speyer in August filed an initial environmental impact report with the Department of City Planning revealing new details. The project will hold an eight-story building with nearly 203,000 square feet of creative office space and a pair of shorter structures with a combined 16,000 square feet of retail space. Shimoda Design Group is designing the project that will also have three parking levels with a total of 711 stalls.

L.A. JEWELRY MART RENOVATION

L.A. Jewelry Mart Renovation

L.A. JEWELRY MART RENOVATION

712 S. Olive St.

Developer: Atlas Capital Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 6 stories

Size: 169,000 square feet

Anticipated Opening: N/A

Website: atlas-cap.com/portfolio/712-south-olive

Key Details: The 101-year-old L.A. Jewelry Mart originally opened in 1917 as a Villa de Paris department store. Architecture firm Rapt Studio is working on the renovation of the Jewelry District edifice with the distinctive red brick exterior. The project will have office space, ground floor retail and a 47-car garage in the basement.

The Latest: Construction on the lower portions of the edifice can be seen from the street, and a previously announced opening of summer has been missed. The developer did not return calls seeking comment.

MERRITT BUILDING 

761 S. Broadway

Developer: Bonnis Properties

Budget: N/A

Height: 9 stories

Size: 50,000 square feet

Anticipated Opening: N/A

Key Details: The long-vacant Historic Core building with the stately columns is getting a modern makeover, with the upper eight floors becoming creative office space. The ground level will have 9,400 square feet of retail space. OKB Architecture is handling the redevelopment, which includes plans for a rooftop garden and lounge, plus a basement gym.

The Latest: Construction crews continue to work on the interior demolition and redevelopment.

TRUST BUILDING

Trust Building

TRUST BUILDING

433 S. Spring St.

Developer: Rising Realty Partners

Budget: N/A

Height: 11 stories

Size: 338,000 square feet

Anticipated Opening: Fall

Website: thetrustbldg.com

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

The Latest: The developers in March released new designs and details including a 3D tour of the Historic Core edifice. The recent renderings show a lobby with preserved historic elements, upper-floor offices with exposed ducts and a roof deck with outdoor seating areas. There will also be ground-floor retail and restaurant space.

SOHO WAREHOUSE

1000 S. Santa Fe. Ave.

Developer: BLVD Hospitality

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Rooms: 48

Anticipated Opening: Summer 2019

Key Details: The Downtown branch of the Soho House will feature private rooms, a fitness center, a pool and a movie theater. The ground floor will be open to non-members. Killefer Flammang Architecture is handling the redesign of the industrial building near the 10 Freeway.

The Latest: Crews continue to work on the build-out of the interior. 

WESTERN PACIFIC BUILDING

1023 S. Broadway

Developer: Onni Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 12 stories

Anticipated Opening: October 

Website: thewpla.com

Key Details: The Canadian developer last summer began a renovation that will turn the 1925 Beaux Arts building into a modern creative office structure. The H-shaped edifice will have approximately 250,000 square feet of office space. There will also be a series of amenities on the second floor including a fitness center and gaming zone, plus a rooftop deck.

The Latest: Construction crews are doing interior work. According to the project’s website, office units will be available starting Oct. 1. 

HOTELS

ARTS DISTRICT FIREHOUSE

710 S. Santa Fe. Ave.

Developer: Creative Space

Budget: N/A

Height: 2 stories

Rooms: 9

Website: artsdistrictfirehouse.com

Anticipated Opening: Late 2018

Key Details: The former Engine Co. No. 17 fire station’s renovation includes adding a ground-floor restaurant and patio. The tiny boutique hotel sits opposite the revamped Ford Factory Building.  

The Latest: Crews continue to work on the interior of the structure.

CAMBRIA HOTEL L.A. LIVE

926 James M. Wood Blvd. 

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

Budget: N/A

Height: 18 stories

Rooms: 247

Anticipated Groundbreaking: Fall 

Key Details: The South Park hotel will rise on a parking lot near the 110 Freeway. The hotel will be one of Choice Hotel’s Cambria brands, aimed at business travelers coming to the Los Angeles Convention Center or the Financial District. The project will have a rooftop pool deck.

The Latest: The developers have pulled permits to start work, and anticipate breaking ground in the coming weeks.  

CAMBRIA HOTEL SPRING STREET

419 S. Spring St.

Developer: PNK Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 14 stories

Size: 180 rooms

Anticipated Opening: 2019

Key Details: As with other Cambria hotels, this Historic Core project will target business travelers. The 1927 building is getting a seismic upgrade. Amenities will include a ground-floor restaurant, a bar and a lounge. 

The Latest: Crews continue to work on the interior build-out of the hotel floors and the infrastructure. 

CITIZENM

361 S. Spring St.

Developer: BLVD Hospitality

Budget: N/A

Height: 11 stories

Rooms: 315

Anticipated Opening: Early 2020

Key Details: The hotel that would be operated by the Dutch firm citizenM would replace a current parking lot. The building would sport a dark metal exterior with a grid-like pattern, courtesy of architecture firm HLW International. 

The Latest: Entitlements are being sought for the Historic Core project. 

CITY LIGHTS HOTEL 

1300 S. Figueroa St. 

Developer: TriCal Construction Inc.

Budget: N/A

Height: 53 stories 

Residences: 1,024

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A 

Website: tricalconstruction.com 

Key Details: TriCal plans to construct a high-rise on the site of the developer’s current 100-apartment City Lights on Fig building. Renderings for the South Park project shows a sleek, glistening tower with a pointed top. There are also plans for a pool deck. 

The Latest: Entitlements are being sought for the project that would be across from the Convention Center. 

FIG + PICO

Fig + Pico

FIG + PICO

Figueroa Street and Pico Boulevard

Developer: Lightstone Group

Budget: N/A 

Height: 38 and 27 stories

Size: 1,100-plus rooms

Anticipated Groundbreaking/Opening: 2019/2021

Key Details: The two-tower project would have a total of three hotels, and plans call for ground-floor retail space fronting Figueroa, Pico and Flower. The hotels would have restaurants, bars, lounges and event space. The project, which would rise on an 18,800-square-foot lot across from the Convention Center, would include a six-story parking lot with signage and retail. Last year, the city and Lightstone agreed on a deal that will allow the developer to keep $67.4 million in transient occupancy tax over a 25-year period. A city report estimated the cost of the project at $454 million.

The Latest: The City Council approved the project in May, clearing the path for construction to begin next year.

HABITA ARTS DISTRICT

400 S. Alameda St.

Developer: Creative Space

Budget: N/A

Height: 3 stories

Rooms: 66

Anticipated Groundbreaking/Opening: Fall 2018/Late 2019

Key Details: A former industrial warehouse will become a boutique hotel, operated by the Mexican hospitality firm Grupo Habita. The 44,600-square-foot brick building along Alameda will be fully restored, with an amenities deck added to the roof.  

The Latest: The project is in the plan check phase and a groundbreaking is expected shortly.

HOXTON HOTEL

1060 S. Broadway

Developer: BLVD Hospitality

Budget: N/A

Height: 10 stories

Rooms: 174

Anticipated Opening: Late 2018

Key Details: The former Los Angeles Railway Building is nearing the end of a conversion to house Ennismore’s Hoxton boutique hotel brand. The rooftop will get an amenities deck, while the basement will feature a bar. 

The Latest: Crews are continuing the interior build-out and are preparing for final installation of hotel features. 

MILNER HOTEL

Milner Hotel

MILNER HOTEL

813 S. Flower St.

Developer: Pacifica Hotels

Height: 12 stories

Size: 156 rooms

Anticipated Opening: Early 2019

Key Details: The Financial District hotel also known as the Ritz Milner opened in 1917 and closed last year for renovations. Pacifica acquired the property in 2016 and hired Rockefeller Partners Architects to redesign the space. Infrastructure including electrical, lighting and HVAC systems are being updated. 

The Latest: Although details were slim when Pacifica closed the hotel, the company in July revealed that the building that formerly had 180 rooms will have 156 after the remodel, and that there will be a mix of traditional rooms and hostel-style accommodations. Pacifica also detailed plans for a ground-floor cafe, a basement bar and a restaurant/bar on the rooftop.

MORRISON HOTEL

Morrison Hotel

MORRISON HOTEL

1220 S. Hope St.

Developer: Relevant Group

Budget: N/A

Height: A 15-story tower and a 12-story tower

Size: 100 apartments, 476 hotel rooms

Anticipated Opening: 2020

Website: relevantgroup.com

Key Details: Architecture firm Steinberg Hart is handling designs for a project with a total of three buildings. Relevant aims to completely reimagine the South Park edifice. The project would include two landscaped spaces and a pair of rooftop decks.

The Latest: The developer in April added a 15-story building to the mix, in addition to previously announced plans to refurbish the original 1904 building, and construct a 12-story edifice. Eighty of the residential units would be in the old South Park hotel. 

PROPER DOWNTOWN L.A. HOTEL

1106 S. Broadway

Developer: Kor Group and Stork/Alma Development

Budget: N/A

Height: 13 floors

Size: 148 rooms

Opening: Spring 2019

Website: properhotel.com/hotels/downtown-la

The Latest: Architecture firm Omgivning is handling designs for the transformation of the historic structure. The project 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. The hotel will include a fitness center.

The Latest: The developers are deep in the transformation of the 1924 Case Hotel. A previous opening for this fall has been pushed back several months.

SPRING STREET HOTEL

633 S. Spring St.

Developer: Lizard Capital

Budget: N/A

Height: 26 stories

Rooms: 176

Anticipated Groundbreaking: N/A

Key Details: The slim concrete and steel hotel in the Historic Core, previously known as Lizard In Los Angeles, will feature a rooftop lounge and restaurant. Designs are being handled by Adam Sokol Architecture Practice.

The Latest: Plans for a 63-car underground automated garage have been added to the project. Further updates were not available.

OPENED IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS

537 S. BROADWAY

Developer: King’s Arch

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

Height: 6 stories

Size: 45,000 square feet

Opened: Sept. 15

Website: kingsarch.com

Key Details: The six-story Art Deco building has been turned into creative office space. The suites feature concrete floors and 14-foot ceilings each with a kitchen and restrooms. The building also offers a large shared roof deck. 

The Latest: The years-long renovation has been completed and the project is 50% leased. The developer continues to search for a retail tenant for the ground floor.

888 AT GRAND HOPE PARK

888 At Grand Hope Park

888 AT GRAND HOPE PARK

888 S. Hope St.

Developer: CIM Group

Budget: N/A

Height: 34 stories 

Residences: 534 apartments 

Opened: Sept. 5 

Website: 888hope.com

Key Details: Overlooking FIDM park, the high-rise includes its own 30,000-square-foot park with a pool, space for lawn games and an outdoor screening area. Architecture firm CallisonRTKL designed the building that has a fitness center with a yoga studio. There is 24-hour concierge service. 

The Latest: Final design touches were completed in the summer and move-ins are underway for the studio to two-bedroom apartments. Rates start at approximately $2,500 and go up to about $4,750.

AT MATEO

555 Mateo St.

Developer: ASB Real Estate Investments and Blatteis & Schnur

Budget: $90 million

Size: 195,000 square feet

Opened: May

Key Details: The 3.5-acre office campus has an industrial design mimicking the warehouses of the Arts District; reclaimed bricks and wood were used in the construction. Food and beverage company Soylent leased 30,000 square feet of space, while the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art and Design has 16,000 square feet.

The Latest: The project was repositioned from a retail and restaurant destination to an office hub. Streaming giant Spotify announced in July that it is moving its Los Angeles offices from West Hollywood to At Mateo. The company will fill 109,706 square feet of space and is expected to move in next year. 

AXIS APARTMENTS

1100 S. Hill St. and 1200 S. Broadway

Developer: Forest City

Budget: $135 million

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 391 apartments total

Opened: phase two in June 

Website: axisdtla.com

Key Details: This development is made up of two different apartment buildings a few blocks apart. Axis on Eleventh (at Hill and 11th), has 177 apartments, and there are 214 units in Axis on Twelfth (at Broadway and 12th). Amenities include a private courtyard, rooftop deck, a resident lounge, fitness center, pet facilities and a film room.

The Latest: Axis on Eleventh opened in June, following Axis on Twelfth, where move-ins began last August. Apartments are available in both buildings. 

BANC OF CALIFORNIA STADIUM 

3939 S. Figueroa St.

Developer: Los Angeles Football Club

Budget: $350 million

Size: 22,000 capacity

Opened: April 29

Website: lafc.com/stadium

The Latest: The home of Los Angeles’ new soccer franchise opened to a sold-out crowd on April 29. The open-air stadium, on the site of the former Los Angeles Sports Arena, can hold 22,000 people, though that includes a standing area for 3,252 “supporters,” the moniker for the most ardent fans. Gensler designed the stadium that has 35 luxury suites, seven entrances and also includes bicycle parking space.

DOWNTOWN WEST MEDICAL

HEALTHCARE CAMPUS

1120 W. Washington Blvd.

Developer: Robhana Group and Inception Property Group

Budget: N/A

Size: 4 stories

Opened: April 23

The Latest: A 40-year-old Healthcare Partners complex in Downtown was replaced by a 60,000-square-foot modern medical facility and urgent care clinic. Architecture firm Ware Malcomb designed the project that includes an adjacent eight-story parking garage. Although a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held April 23, the project officially opened last month. Services include pediatric care and there is on-site radiology and a lab.

EL PUEBLO EMERGENCY SHELTER

711 N. Alameda St.

Developer: City of Los Angeles

Budget: $2.7 million

Size: 5 trailers with 45 beds 

Opened: Sept. 10 

Key Details: Local leaders in the spring announced plans to turn a city-owned parking lot near the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument into a shelter for homeless individuals already residing in tents in the area. The trailers were installed on the site in June, and occupancy began Sept. 10. Three of the trailers house beds, while a fourth has toilets and showers. Social workers operate out of a fifth one, with the goal of transitioning residents into permanent housing. The project includes a 7,000-square-foot deck that serves as a gathering space.

FIGUEROA CORRIDOR BIKEWAY

Developer: City of Los Angeles 

Budget: $20 million 

Opened: Aug. 30

Website: myfigueroa.com

Key Details: The Figueroa streetscape project, formally known as MyFigueroa, runs from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Seventh Street and includes a three-mile bike lane along Figueroa Street, as well as improved signage and crosswalks. The road diet, which includes work on 11th Street, is part of the effort to get more people out of cars and, with protected lanes, make it safer to bicycle. 

The Latest: A grand opening for the project was held on Aug. 30, and riders are now using the dedicated lanes.

GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL MEDICAL PAVILION

1245 Wilshire Blvd.

Developer: Good Samaritan Hospital

Budget: $100 million

Size: 196,000 square feet

Opened: Sept. 4

Website: goodsam.org

The Latest: The City West medical institution has fully opened its long-awaited next phase. The seven-story building offers 105,000 square feet of space for physicians’ offices, and the Radiation/Oncology Services on the first floor received a license on Sept. 4. The project’s Frank R. Seaver Ambulatory Surgery Center has 32 pre- and post-operative private suites, and eight full operating rooms. The building also has a pharmacy and outpatient clinics.

MAYFAIR HOTEL RENOVATION

Mayfair Hotel Renovation

MAYFAIR HOTEL RENOVATION

1256 W. Seventh St.

Developer: ICO Group of Companies

Budget: N/A

Height: 15 stories

Size: 294 rooms

Opened: July 10

Website: mayfairla.com

The Latest: Although the 1926 Mayfair never actually shut down during a four-year renovation, it officially re-launched July 10. Veteran Downtown developer ICO acquired the property in 2014 and began a top-to-bottom transformation. Architect Gulla Jónsdóttir oversaw the redesign. The lobby and guest rooms have all been redone, and there is a new food and beverage program highlighted by the restaurant Eve American Bistro.

ONYX APARTMENTS

424 W. Pico Blvd.

Developer: Jade Enterprises

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 410 apartments

Opened: July 2 

Website: onyxdtla.com

Key Details: Move-ins are underway at the South Park project designed by architecture firm TCA. The complex has studio apartments starting at $1,675, one-bedrooms beginning at $2,375 and two-bedroom residences at $3,255 and up. Units feature NEST thermostats and washer and dryers. Some apartments have small balconies. Building amenities include EV charging stations, a sky deck and 30,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. 

TOPAZ APARTMENTS

550 S. Main St.

Developer: Jade Enterprises

Budget: N/A

Height: 7 stories

Residences: 159 apartments

Opened: April 2

Website: topazdtla.com

Key Details: The building in the heart of the Historic Core includes studio to three-bedroom apartments that range from 508-1,646 square feet. There are 14 floor plans with rents starting at $1,789. Residences have keyless entry systems, NEST thermostats and walk-in closets. Building amenities include EV charging stations, bike storage, a fitness center, a saltwater pool and a hot tub.

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