Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Another Low-Rise Apartment Building Headed to South Park

Image credit: Driver Urban

If you count yourself as an opponent of South Park's boxy, wood-framed building spree, read no further than this sentence.  According to plans filed earlier this month with LADCP, yet another residential-retail complex is proposed across the street from the LA Convention Center.  Located at 1400 South Figueroa Street, the project's case filing calls for a seven-story structure, containing 106 dwelling units above street level commercial space.  Additionally, the low-rise development would offer a subterranean parking garage and an unspecified amount of live-work units.  The project site, currently a surface parking lot, sits directly in-between phases one and two of Avant, a partially complete 440-unit development from Century West Partners.  Phase one, which opened this month, consists of 247 apartments and 11,000 square feet of ground floor retail and restaurant space.  Phase two, currently under construction at 1500 Figueroa Street, will create an additional 193 residential units.


  1. Well they could simply leave it as vacant lots.

    1. Should make for a nice street wall along Figueroa.

    2. Yeah. I think people miss this when they moan about the low slung buildings begin put in around DTLA. Little Tokyo and civic center are feeling more complete with those massive lots and open pits going away. Fill in the space and watch the prices of land soar, then watch the vertical building happen.