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After a year-and-a-half of construction, the 37-story Aven tower is nearing its peak height in South Park.

Located at 1120 S. Grand Avenue, the project from developer Mack Urban and AECOM Capital will include 536 residential units above 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and a 801-car garage.

Architecture firms AC Martin and Togawa Smith Martin is designing the tower, which elevation plans indicate will reach a maximum height of 490 feet above ground level.

The project also calls for a new half-acre park, which will be located at the foot of the tower.  Landscape architecture firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios is designing the new green space, which was unveiled to community stakeholders last November.

Mack Urban and AECOM's project was originally proposed as the second phase of a so-called urban village, which could eventually result in three additional towers on nearby parking lots.  However, changing market conditions have caused the development team to pump the brakes on later phases of the project..

A first component of the development, the WREN apartments on Pico Boulevard, opened last year.

Just north at the corner of 11th and Olive Streets, developer Crescent Heights has also planted its flag in Downtown.  There the Miami-based firm hopes to begin work on a 70-story mixed-use tower next year.

 

Construction at 1120 S. Grand Avenue. Image by Hunter Kerhart Architectural Photography.
Construction at 1120 S. Grand Avenue. Image by Hunter Kerhart Architectural Photography.
Construction at 1120 S. Grand Avenue. Image by Hunter Kerhart Architectural Photography.
Construction at 1120 S. Grand Avenue. Image by Hunter Kerhart Architectural Photography.
Construction at 1120 S. Grand Avenue. Image by Hunter Kerhart Architectural Photography.
Construction at 1120 S. Grand Avenue. Image by Hunter Kerhart Architectural Photography.

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