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Whoa: $2-Billion 6th & Alameda Development Revealed

SunCal, which describes itself as one of country’s largest real estate firms, has unveiled plans for its highly-anticipated foray into Downtown Los Angeles. The $2-billion project, slated for a 14.5-acre site at 6th and Alameda Streets, would raze a series of warehouses and industrial buildings to make way for a 2.8-million-square-foot mixed-use complex. According to the Downtown News, the proposed development would include: The developer has tapped the Priztker Prize-winning Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron to design the project, with assistance from local players A.C.

Another Live-Work Development Coming to the Arts District

Two years after completing work on a two-building development in Little Tokyo, AvalonBay Communities has turned its sights to the Arts District. Yesterday, the Virginia-based real estate firm filed plans with the City of Los Angeles for a mixed-use complex at the southwest corner of Alameda Street and Industrial Avenue. The proposed development, slated for the site of a 130,000-square-foot cold storage facility, would offer 475 live-work lofts, 45,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and parking for 703 vehicles.

Mixed-Use Campus Planned in the Arts District

Architecture firm Studio One Eleven has unveiled renderings for an upcoming develompent in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. The proposed 2110 Bay development, slated for a 1.8-acre site adjacent to the forthcoming Soho Warehouse, would consist of three buildings on a campus-like setting with public and private open space. The project is being designed to gracefully incoprorate itself into the surrounding Arts District through sensitive massing, scaling and materials. Plans call for a 110-unit live-work tower featuring a rooftop pool deck and amenity space.

Revised Plan Emerges for Arts District Project

Real estate firm Bolour Associates is revising its proposal for a mixed-use development in the Arts District. Yesterday, the Beverly Hills-based firm filed updated plans with the City of Los Angeles for a 1.34-acre property at 527 S. Colyston Street. According to a case filing from the Department of City Planning (LADCP), the project would consist would feature 310 residential condominiums, 11,375 square feet of retail space, 11,700 square feet of production space and a 394-car garage.

More Housing Coming to the Arts District

The Arts District could see another large housing complex. Last week, plans were filed with the City of Los Angeles to construct a seven-story development at 330 S. Alameda Street, a 1.3-acre property which is currently developed with an office building and a surface parking lot. The proposed building would feature 186 live-work lofts, approximately 22,000 square feet of retail space and a 402-car garage. The property sits near the dividing line between the Arts District and Little Tokyo, both of which are seeing an influx of new multifamily residential developments.

Half-Acre Arts District Park Takes Shape

Aerial footage from architectural photographer Hunter Kerhart shows construction nearing completion on a long-awaited park in the Arts District. The $1.6-million project, which broke ground in late 2014, is creating a half-acre green space at the corner of 5th and Hewitt Streets. Designed by staff architects from the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering, the park will feature outdoor seating, a playground, landscaping and an eight-foot mural wall. The park sits immediately north of the La Kretz Innovation Campus, a 60,000-square-foot facility which serves as an incubator for local startups in the cleantech industry.

Another Look at 4th & Traction

The website of real estate investment trust Hudson Pacific Properties has unveiled new renderings for 4th & Traction, an adaptive reuse project now underway in the Arts District. The development, named for its location at 4th Street and Traction Avenue, is repurposing the original West Coast headquarters of the Coca-Cola Company as a modern creative office complex. On the upper levels of the three-story structure, plans call for 130,000 square feet of leasable space featuring high ceilings and operable steel-frame windows.

Mixed-Use Complex to Break Ground in Arts District

This Tuesday, Fairfield Residential and Legendary Development will officially break ground on 950 E. Third Street, a large residential-retail complex in the Arts District. The project, slated for a six-acre lot adjacent to the Southern California Institute of Architecture, will consist of multiple low-rise buildings featuring 472 studio, one- and two-bedroom flat and loft apartments above 22,000 square feet of ground-level retail space. Amenities will include a social lounge, a dog wash and play yard, a swimming pool, a courtyard and a rooftop deck Designs from Kava Massih Architects take inspiration from the surrounding neighborhood, incorporating industrial-themed exterior finishes and mid-century modern stylings.

Real Office Centers Leases at ROW DTLA

Shared workspace group Real Office Centers (ROC) has signed a 15-year lease for approximately 27,000 square feet of space at ROW DTLA, an adaptive reuse project on the outskirts of the Arts District. The 30-acre property, originally built by the Southern Pacific Railroad, is being converted by New York-based real estate firm Atlas Capital Group into a two-million-square-foot creative campus featuring offices, green space, stores and restaurants. The complex is already home to the fashion brands Splendid and Ella Moss.

First Glimpse of Proposed Arts District Office Building

Tomorrow, the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee will review a proposal to build a mid-rise office building in the Arts District. The project, which is being developed by Los Angeles-based real estatate firm Lowe Enterprises, would rise from an approximately .75-acre site at 2130 E. Violet Avenue. Plans call for a nine-story building which would feature 90,700 square feet of office space, 6,100 square feet of ground-floor retail and a 274-car garage.