Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Shiny New Rendering of South Park's Onyx Mixed-User

Courtesy of Thomas Cox Architects, feast your eyes on an updated rendering of South Park's upcoming Onyx mixed-user.  Planned by Fashion District landlord Jade Enterprises (Topaz), Onyx will rise on two surface parking lots near the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Flower Street.  The two colorful buildings will stand seven stories, combining to create 410 apartment units and over 30,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space.  Located across the street from Metro's Pico Station, the transit oriented development will contain less than half the amount of the residential and commercial parking normally required by code.  Further emphasizing the pedestrian over the automobile, vehicular access to the project's underground garage shall be routed through an alleyway on the backside of the property.  Although this blighted stretch of Pico Boulevard has spent decades as a pedestrian dead zone, Onyx is just one of several nearby projects currently in the pipeline.  Just across the street, 4D Development & Investment plans to construct a 112-unit apartment building.  One block east, the Arizona-based Wolff Company and Sonny Astani are collaborating on a 640-unit mixed-use development known as G12.

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