Freeway-Adjacent DTLA Site Slated for Development

A 1.44-acre property flanking the Harbor Freeway could birth multifamily residential units and pedestrian-oriented commercial space. Earlier today, plans were filed with the City of Los Angeles to build a seven-story apartment building at 136 S. Beaudry Avenue. The property, which lies between 1st and 2nd Streets, would yield 220 dwelling units, in addition to 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space and amenities including a pool, a jacuzzi and a parking garage.

Apartments Coming to City West Parking Lot

Sharp Capital Group (SCG) has unveiled renderings for an upcoming residential development in Downtown Los Angeles. HōM Lofts, slated for a half-acre property at 1230 W. Ingraham Street, would consist of a six-story structure featuring 80 market rate apartments, including ground-level townhomes, traditional “flats,” and two-story lofts on its upper levels. The podium-style development will also offer residential amenities such as a full gym, a landscaped courtyard and a rooftop deck with a dipping spa.

Residential Tower Headed to City West

South Park’s high-rise construction boom has officially jumped the Harbor Freeway. Yesterday, plans were filed with the City of Los Angeles for a new development which would replace a motel in City West with a mixed-use tower. The residential-retail complex - slated for a .76-acre site at 1135-1147 West 7th Street - would feature 223 market rate residential units, 18 affordable housing units and roughly 6,900 square feet of ground-level commercial floor area.

Rainy Day Westlake Construction Update

As the supply of unclaimed parking lots decreases in Downtown Los Angeles, many developers have begun looking to the neighborhood’s fringe for new infill opportunities. During the past year, multiple projects have emerged in once unfathomable locations outside the Central City freeway ring, including proposed high-rise complexes in Chinatown and South Los Angeles. However, the chief beneficiary of this shift is undoubtedly the long downtrodden Westlake neighborhood. The predominantly immigrant community, once considered “Los Angeles’ answer to the Champs-Élysées,” is now experiencing a resurgence in commercial and market-rate residential development.

Two Residential-Retail Complexes Start Work in Westlake

After more than a year of inactivity, mixed-use construction is finally returning to City West. In the shadow of Good Samaritan Hospital, two developers are now in the midst of site preparation for a pair of residential complexes that will infuse the Westlake neighborhood with more than 800 new market rate apartment units. On a 4.1 acre property immediately northeast of the hospital, the Vancouver-based Holland Partner Group recently commenced work on a long delayed $125 million mixed-use development.

Updated DTLA Gigapixel Panorama

A new super-high resolution photo from architectural photographer Hunter Kerhart captures the current state of the ever-changing DTLA skyline in stunning detail. Use the controls below to pan and zoom the image. From left to right, visible projects include: For those so inclined, compare the image with the previous panorama we published last September. The most important change in the past five months? The snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains. Gives us everything you’ve got, El Nino!

High-Rise Development Planned in City West

A scuttled proposal for a high-rise complex in City West has come back to life in bigger (and hopefully better) form. Yesterday, Career Lofts-LA, LLC submitted revised plans to the City of Los Angeles for the construction of a mixed-use develoment on a large property bounded by 7th, Bixel and Ingraham Streets. According to a case filing from the Department of City Planning, the project would be highlighted by a 36-story tower featuring 422 residential units and commercial space.

Thirteen Projects, Nineteen Cranes, One Massive Photo

This stunning 126-megapixel panoramic photo seen below comes to us from architectural photographer Hunter Kerhart. It features an unprecedented nineteen cranes visible in a single shot of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline, spread out over thirteen under-construction projects. The pace of construction activity in DTLA has truly become something to behold. From left to right, the projects with visible cranes are: Circa and Oceanwide Plaza, two mixed-use developments under construction near Staples Center, will create an additional five high-rise buildings towards the left side of the image in the near future.

Mid-Rise Apartment Building Proposed in City West

The explosive growth of Downtown Los Angeles continues to spread west across the Harbor Freeway. Yesterday, plans were filed with the City of Los Angeles to construct a residential-retail complex in the City West neighborhood. The project - slated for a one-acre property bounded by Hartford Avenue, 5th and Witmer Streets - would consist of an eight-story, 174,000-square-foot building featuring 182 market rate apartments and 36 units of affordable housing. The proposal is contingent on a series of density bonus incentives requested by the developer in exchange for providing low-income housing.

First Look at City West's Bixel Residences

In an upcoming presentation to the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee (DLANC), developer Career Lofts-LA, LLC will provide new details about a proposed mixed-use complex in City West. The high-rise and low-rise development, dubbed the Bixel Residences, is slated for L-shaped property at the intersection of Bixel and Ingraham Streets. Plans call for a 36-story tower to rise on the northern half of the property, featuring 422 apartments above approximately 5,600 square feet of neighborhood-serving commercial space.