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MVE + Partners, an Orange County-based architecture and planning firm, has announced the groundbreaking of 732 Spring Street, the second of two high-rise developments which the company has designed in Downtown Los Angeles for a joint venture between North American Sekisui House, LLC and developer Holland Partner Group.

The $164-million project, located near the intersection of 8th and Spring Streets, consists of a 24-story tower which will feature 300 apartments, 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space and numerous amenities.  It follows the a sister project across the street at 755 Spring Street, which broke ground in late 2015.  Both towers are located on the border of the Fashion District and Historic Core, and feature designs that take inspiration from the characteristics of both neighborhoods.

“The designs respond to the rhythms of the historic financial buildings along Spring Street while integrating a contemporary façade inspired by the style of the adjacent Fashion District,” said Matthew McLarand, principal at MVE + Partners. “By combining the area’s rich historic design aesthetic with the forward-thinking approach of residents living there today, we are delivering an unmatched urban experience and sense of place on Spring Street that has garnered overwhelming support from the community.”

MVE designed the Spring Street towers in a fashion which both adheres to the City's design guidelines and honors surrounding historic buildings by incorporating stone, metal and other materials.  The look of 732 Spring Street utilizes a weave pattern that is heavily influenced by the Fashion District.  Across the street, 755 Spring Street will incorporate elements of classic los Angeles architecture from the 1920s.  Above the traditional 150-foot street wall, those historic touches will give way for modern glass and metal structures, symbolizing the new world evolving from the old.

Future residents will have access to amenities at both properties, including an outdoor swimming pool, a pocket park, a fitness center and a rooftop deck with sweeping views of the city.

The towers are expected to be finished in mid-2018.

20 Townhomes Planned in Inglewood

The project would rise from an L-shaped site near La Brea Avenue.
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In Inglewood, a local developer has filed plans to construct townhomes just west of La Brea Avenue. The proposed development, slated for an L-shaped property at 113-133 W. Plymouth Street, would replace 11 existing single-family residences with 20 three-story townhomes above a basement parking garage.