Angels Landing, the $1.2-billion development slated for the coveted Bunker Hill Y-1 parcel, is getting design tweaks, according to an initial study published today by the City of Los Angeles.
Angels Landing Partners - a team comprised of MacFarlane Partners, the Peebles Corporation, and Claridge Properties - won the development rights to the property at 4th and Hill Streets in 2017, beating out competing proposals from three other teams. When their project was officially submitted to the City of Los Angeles last year, it was imagined as a 1.26-million-square-foot development featuring 120 condominiums, 450 rental apartments, 480 hotel rooms, a charter school, and commercial space. Plans call for two buildings - towers of 88 and 24 stories - the larger of which would have stood approximately 1,020 feet in height.
Now, according to the project's initial study, Angels Landing Partners has changed its plans to include towers of 64 and 48 stories, rising to architectural peaks of 854 and 542 feet respectively. The programming within the two buildings would remain largely the same - plans now call for 180 for-sale condominiums, 261 market-rate and affordable rental units, two hotels with a combined total of 509 guest rooms, approximately 36,000 square feet of commercial space, and nearly 39,000 square feet of flex space that is likely to be used for an elementary school. Nearly 57,000 square square feet of public open space is also proposed in the form of a street-fronting plaza at 4th and Hill, and a connection to California Plaza at-grade with Grand Avenue to the west.
A diagram crafted by Handel Architects, which is designing Angels Landing, shows that the two hotels - an SLS and a Mondrian - would be located in separate towers, with residential uses to occupy the floors above. Retail would be located at ground level along Hill Street, and at-grade with California Plaza.
The project, which will abut an entrance to the Pershing Square subway station, would include up to 750 parking spaces in as many as seven subterranean levels.
Project construction is anticipated to be completed in 2028.
The Angels Landing development is one of several high-rise projects planned near the Pershing Square Metro station, including a 53-story tower at 5th and Hill Streets, and a proposed 33-story building at the opposite corner of 4th and Hill. Across the street from Pershing Square itself, construction is nearing completion for the Park Fifth development, which is highlighted by a 24-story tower.
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