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Slowly but surely, longtime Downtown landlord Barry Shy is forging ahead with plans to entitle a mixed-use tower at the corner of 6th and Main Streets in the Historic Core.

The project, known as SB Omega, would consist of a 38-story, 390-foot-tall building consisting of 452 residential units, 21,514 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and parking for 860 vehicles.  Plans call for a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units, in addition to amenity decks at the podium and roof levels.

Local architect David Takacs is designing the tower, which would be clad primarily with aluminum and steel panels.  The project would also wrap its above-grade parking levels with residential units, making it one of only a handful of proposed high-rise developments to do so.

The Planning Department's staff report recommends that the Commission approve SB Omega.

Regardless of whether or not the project ultimately receives sign-offs, it does not appear that Shy intends to build the proposed tower - one of three he announced for Downtown in 2014.  Earlier this year, Curbed LA reported that Shy had put the property on the market, with a listed price of $100 million.

Image by David Takacs Architecture
Image by David Takacs Architecture
Image by David Takacs Architecture
Image by David Takacs Architecture
Image by David Takacs Architecture
Image by David Takacs Architecture
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Highland Park Senior Housing Project Faces Appeal

Plans call for a three-story building with 17 residential units.
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This week, the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission will take up an appeal of the St. Mary Senior Citizen Housing Project, a proposed senior apartment building in Highland Park. The project, the applicant for which is listed as the Presiding priest of the Holy Virgin Mary, calls for the construction of a three-story, 17-unit development at 767 N. Avenue 50.