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Legendary Development hopes to break ground on an 11-story office building in the Arts District by 2019, according to an initial study published today by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

The proposed 190-foot-tall building, slated for a 1.31-acre property at 4th and Hewitt Streets, would feature approximately 255,000 square feet of office space above a parking podium and nearly 15,000 square feet of ground-level commercial uses.  Parking for 538 vehicles would span three underground levels and four above-grade levels, with offices located above.

The design - which comes from Gensler - would split the building into two parts.  The lower half of the structure, referred to as an industrial base, would feature a rough concrete finish with steel window frames set into openings.  The upper section is imagined with large, sliding glass panels opening onto outdoor decks.

An existing bow-truss building - currently occupied by the A + D Museum - would be remain in place.

Rios Clementi Hale is serving as landscape architect for the project, which includes a rooftop deck.

Completion of the 4th and Hewitt building is anticipated in 2021.

The project is the second major Arts District venture for Legendary Development, following a large apartment complex now rising across 4th StreetHudson Pacific Properties is also active in the area, and a live/work apartment complex is planned opposite Hewitt Street.

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This Week in Leases - September 22, 2018

The Pacific Design Center's RedBuilding fills out.
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Independent entertainment company A24 will relocate its offices to the Pacific Design Center's RedBuilding in West Hollywood.  The company, which is relocating from an existing facility on Beverly Boulevard, has leased the entire 12th floor of the RedBuilding, amounting to a 25,000-square-foot office.