A draft environmental impact report published by the City of Los Angeles has unveiled new details for a proposed mixed-use complex in the Arts District.
The Arts District Center project - slated for a one-acre property bounded by 5th, Colyton, and Seaton Streets - calls for replacing a two-story commercial building with a 12-story edifice that would feature 129 live/work condominiums with a 113-room hotel and 72,469 square feet of retail and restaurant space. The proposed development would also include art galleries, artist production space, and four levels of subterranean parking for 513 vehicles.
Togawa Smith Martin is designing the project, which would stand approximately 148 feet in height. Renderings depict a glass-and-steel structure rising above a two-level base clad with brick veneer. Murals would wrap the building's upper levels along the south, west, and north facades.
Open space amenities are planned throughout the building, including a gym, outdoor residential terraces, a ground-level art plaza, and a roof deck featuring a pool, a garden, and a clubhouse.
According to the environmental impact report, construction of the Arts District Center development would occur over a period of approximately 30 months. Project operations would begin in 2021.
Arts District Center is being developed by property owner Kevin Chen through the entity Arts District Center, LLC. The company announced a partnership last year with China Building Technique Group Co.
Several similar mid-rise developments are slated for nearby properties, including an eight-story building planned directly across the street from the Arts District Center site, and a proposed 12-story edifice at 527 S. Colyton Street.
- First Look at the Arts District Center Development (Urbanize LA)