Nearly a year-and-a-half into construction, Downtown's $300-million Park Fifth development is now above ground across the street from Pershing Square.

The project, which is being developed by MacFarlane Partners, consists of a 24-story tower and a seven-story podium-type building on a longtime parking lot lining 5th, Olive and Hill Streets.  The rpoject, which is scheduled for completion in February 2019, will offer 660 rental apartments and 14,000 square feet of ground-level retail space.

Portland-based architect Ankrom Moisan is designing the mixed-use complex, which will include open space amenities such as a landscaped courtyard and a rootop infinity pool.

Park Fifth may set the stage for another slate of changes surrounding the Pershing Square subway station, including a makeover of its namesake park and a potential 57-story tower at 5th and Olive.  At one of its northern entrances on 4th Street, developer Equity Residential has announced plans to construct a mixed-use tower on a current parking lot.  Across the street, MacFarlane is one of three finalists for the proposed development of the long-vacant Angels Knoll site.

Image via MacFarlane Partners
Image via MacFarlane Partners

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Two Residential-Retail Developments Coming to Cloverfield & Broadway

Three-story buildings to rise in Santa Monica.

This week, the Santa Monica Architectural Review Board will consider a pair of mixed-use apartment buildings planned at the northwest corner of Broadway and Cloverfield Boulevard.

Both projects, which would replace several small office buildings, are proposed by Los Angeles-based real estate firm LaTerra Development with design work by Venice-based Tighe Architecture.