Arts District WELCOME HOME

First Look at the Arts District Center Development

A proposed mixed-use complex in Downtown Los Angeles’ evolving Arts District could result in a 12-story tower featuring multifamily residential units, retail space and a hotel. Arts District Center, which has been nearly a decade in the making, would rise from an approximately one-acre property fronting 5th, Colyton and Seaton Streets, one block west of a new public park. Arts District Development, LLC - the firm behind the project - is planning for 129 live-work condominiums, a 113-room boutique “art” hotel and 70,000 square feet of community-serving shops and restaurants within the building’s ground level.

New Details for 13-Story Arts District Development

An initial study published by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning has shed new light on developer Carmel Partners’ plan to build a mixed-use complex in the Arts District. The project site, located at 520-532 S. Mateo Street, is currently developed without a two-story warehouse. The San Francisco-based real estate firm intends to raze the industrial building and replace it with a 13-story, 150-foot tall building featuring 600 live/work apartments, 20,000 square feet of office space, 30,000 square feet of shops and restaurants and 10,000 square feet of cultural space.

More Mixed-Use Planned for the Arts District

A proposed mixed-use development could bring multifamily residential units, commercial space and a hotel to Downtown’s booming Arts District. The project, which was filed earlier today with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, is slated for an approximatley one-acre site fronting 5th, Colyton and Seaton Streets. Additional details, including the total number of planned units and hotel rooms, are currently unclear. The property sits one block west of the new Arts District park, which opened earlier this month at 5th and Hewitt Streets.

Steel Framework Complete for Arts Districe Office Building

South of the Fourth Street Bridge in the Arts District, the steel skeleton of a low-rise office building is nearing completion. Chalmers Equity Group, a local real estate firm specializing in industrial properties, broke ground on the four-story structure at 500 S. Santa Fe Avenue this past summer. At completion, the building will feature 100,000 square feet of office space, 199 parking spaces and a rooftop amenity deck. The project site sits immediately north of the headquarters of Lucky Brand Jeans, which is housed in a similar building modeled after a 1930s train station.

Take a Flyover Tour of 4th & Traction

A flyover video offers a sneak peak at 4th & Traction, Hudson Pacific Properties’ (HPP) new creative office building in the Arts District. The project, named for its location at 4th Street and Traction Avenue, is refurbishing the historic West Coast headquarters of the Coca Cola Company as 130,000 square feet of commercial offices and approximately 25,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. A 300-car parking garage is now in the midst of construction adjacent to the 101-year-old building.

First Glimpse of ICA LA's Future Arts District Home

Five months ago, the Santa Monica Museum of Art announced it was decamping from its longtime home at Bergamot Station to new digs in Downtown Los Angeles. The 32-year-old institution, now rechristened as the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (or ICA LA), has revealed a conceptual design for its new home in the Arts District. The 12,700-square-foot building, located at 1717 E. 7th Street, was originally built in 1948 as a garment manufacturing facility.

Office Complex Planned in the Arts District

Last week, Warner Music Group sent shockwaves through the Los Angeles real estate industry by announcing its plans to relocate from Burbank to the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles. With more than 250,000 square feet of office space suddenly off the market, a new development could add more to the pipeline. Yesterday, plans were filed with the City of Los Angeles to demolish a cold storage facility at 640 S.

Arts District Park Getting Another Mixed-Use Neighbor

Another day brings another mixed-use development to the Arts District. Earlier today, plans were filed with the City of Los Angeles to construct a residential-retail complex at 5th and Seaton Streets, one block west of the new Arts District park. The project, which is linked to the limited liability company WW-5th & Seaton, would consist of 218 live/work lofts above 18,400 squre feet of retail space. A total of 24 residential units would be set aside for very low income households.

Arts District Development Barrage Continues

The sudden deluge of proposed developments continues in the Arts District. Earlier today, plans were filed with the City of Los Angeles to construct a mixed-use complex at 676 S. Mateo Street. The project calls for the demolition of a 27,000-square-foot warehouse, followed by the construction of a seven-story buildings featuring 172 live/work apartments, approximatley 23,000 square feet of retail space and parking for 286 vehicles. A case filing from the Department of City Planning links the proposed development to a limited partnership known as District Centre.

Adaptive Reuse Planned for Arts District Building

A 108-year-old warehouse in the Arts District could see new life as a hotel. Earlier today, plans were filed with the City of Los Angeles to convert the three-story building at 400 S. Alameda Street into 66 “condominium-hotel” units above 5,400 square feet of ground-floor restaurant and speciality retail space. A case filing from the Department of City Planning lists the project’s developer as Habita Arts District, a Delaware limited liability company.