Ten months after breaking round on its $2.5-billion redevelopment of the Century Plaza hotel, developer Woodbridge Capital Partners is preparing to lay the foundation of the twin residential towers that will rise at the back of the property.

The pair of 46-story buildings, designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, are designed in the form of Reuleaux triangles, echoing Minoru Yamsaaki's Century Plaza Towers across the street.  A toal of 300 condominiums and a variety of amenity spaces are planned through the towers.

Next-door, the 16-story Century Plaza hotel is being revived with a 400-room Fairmont Hotel, 93,000 square feet of commercial space and 63 condominiums on its upper floors.  Gensler and Marmol Radziner are designing the adaptive reuse component of the development, building upon original work by Minoru Yamsaaki.

The project also includes new landscaping and open space, designed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

An opening is scheduled for 2018, five years in advance of the arrival of the Purple Line subway in Century City.

Rendering by DBOX
Rendering by DBOX

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Four-Story Development Tops Out at 1st & Fairfax

The project includes 45 apartments and ground-floor retail space.

The wood-and-concrete frame of a small mixed-use development near The Grove is now complete. The four-story development, which comes from local real estate firm Conroy Commercial, replaces an auto body repair shop at 1st Street and Fairfax Avenue.  City records indicate the building will feature 45 residential units atop 1,258 square feet of ground-floor commercial space above a basement parking garage. Ovalle Architects, a Long Beach-based firm, designed the contemporary low-rise structure.