A vacant office building in City West may soon give way for a high-rise residential development.

The approximately one-acre property, located at 1247 W. 7th Street, was reportedly purchased for $19 million by Lifan Tower, LLC.  The company is an American-based subsidiary of the Lifan Group, a Chinese manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles.

Although exact details about the proposed development are currently unclear, a flythrough video of the project portrays it as an approximately 28-story glass tower.  Outdoor decks situated at the roof and podium levels offer a mixture offer lush greenery, seating areas and multiple swimming pools.  Cafe-style seating flanks the project's frontage along both 7th and Witmer Streets.

The rendering of the proposed tower displays the logo of American General Design, a Pasadena-based architecture firm responsible for the Seven, a similar residential development planned one block east on Lucas Avenue.

Image via Google Maps
Image via Google Maps

Proposed Weingart Center Towers Take a Step Forward

The Downtown nonprofit hopes to build high-rise affordable housing at 6th and San Pedro.

In early 2017, the Weingart Center for the Homeless filed plans with the City of Los Angeles to construct new affordable housing on two sites at the intersection of 6th and San Pedro Streets in Downtown Los Angeles.  That project has taken a key step forward, with the publication of an environmental report by the Department of City Planning