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

Highland Park Senior Housing Project Faces Appeal

Plans call for a three-story building with 17 residential units.

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.