Last month, architecture firm MVE + Partners and engineering firm Glotman Simpson granted Urbanize and architectural photographer Hunter Kerhart a tour of 755 Spring, one of two mixed-use towers now rising at the intersection of 8th and Spring Streets in Downtown Los Angeles.

The project, which replaced a longtime surface parking lot, is a 24-story structure that will feature 287 residential units and 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.  The design is described as a blend between old and new, with a base that draws from its historic surroundings and modern elements above.

Its sister development, a second 24-story tower located across the street at 732 Spring, will feature 300 units atop 7,500 square feet of street-fronting commercial space.  Its facade is highlighted by a weave pattern that is intended as a tribute to the surrounding Fashion District.

Both towers - expected to open in 2018 - are being developed by a Holland Partner Group, a real estate firm based out of Vancouver, Washington.

8th & Spring. Image via MVE + Partners.
732 Spring. Image via MVE + Partners.

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Checking in on the 904 La Brea Apartments

Mixed-use building sprouts on the Hollywood - West Hollywood border.

Three stories of wood-frame construction now rise above a concrete podium at 904 La Brea Avenue, where CIM Group is in the midst of construction at its latest Hollywood development.

The project, located just outside of West Hollywood city limits, will feature 169 residential units above 37,000 square feet of commercial space at completion.  Plans call for a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments, including 414