With the recent installation of a tower crane, construction is now going vertical at City West's massive Sixth & Bixel development.
Work kicked off for the $200 million project last year, when Vancouver-based Holland Partner Group began converting a 1920s medical office tower at the corner Sixth Street and Lucas Avenue into apartments. The eight-story edifice, designed by A.C. Martin, will consist of 42 residential units when open in mid-2015. Holland Partner Group will reserve 27 of the building's units as affordable housing, in accordance with a density bonus granted to the project.
The project also includes the construction of two colorful six-story buildings, designed by architecture firm Togawa Smith Martin. The low-rise structures will comprise an additional 606 residential units, seated above 25,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a 762-car garage. Plans call for a slew of residential amenities in this phase of the project, including a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and multiple rooftop decks.
A complete build out of the 900,000-square-foot complex is expected by late 2016. By total number of residential units, Sixth & Bixel is the currently the second largest development under construction in Downtown, following Carmel Partners' monolithic G8 apartments.
- Rainy Day Westlake Construction Update (Urbanize LA)