Built in 1914, the Morrison Hotel is a Downtown Los Angeles landmark, having withstood the test of time while many of its immediate neighbors gave way for surface parking lots. The four-story structure, located at 1246 S. Hope Street, was made famous by a Doors album of the same name, which used a picture taken of the band at the hotel for its cover art. More recent years have seen the Morrison repurposed as single room occupancy (SRO) housing, although it has been vacant since 2008.
Later this week, Skid Row Housing Trust (SRHT) will grant the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee a first look at SP7, a proposed supportive housing complex in the Flower District. Slated for two properties at the intersection of 7th and San Pedro Street, the project would create a total of 100 affordable apartments geared towards homeless veterans. At 419 E. 7th Street, plans call for the construction of a six-to-seven-story building featuring 81 residential units with a number of communal spaces.
If you’re interested in real estate development but have never heard of the Seafood District, there’s a good reason for that. The neighborhood - sandwiched between Skid Row and the Arts District - consists almost exclusively of businesses specializing in the wholesale distribution of fish. However, one property owner may be looking to change that. Earlier this week, plans were filed with the City of Los Angeles to convert a pair of industrial-zoned buildings at 719 and 823 East 5th Street into mixed-use complexes.
A document from the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (DLANC)’s Planning and Land Use Committee has revealed new details about a proposed development which would convert a series of buildings in Skid Row into high-density housing. The project, described as the “Efficient City Apartments,” would span between four buildings at 721, 801, 809 and 813 E. 5th Street. Accordng to the presentation, designs for David Lawrence Gray Architects call for a total of 160 residential units above slightly over 10,000 square feet of retail space and parking accommodations for 32 automobiles and 40 bicycles.