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Developer Trammell Crow Residential (TCR) and architecture firm CallisonRTKL have released a flyover video for the Alexan, a proposed high-rise development in Downtown Los Angeles.

The mixed-use project, planned at the site of a parking lot at 9th and Hill Streets, would take the form of a 27-story featuring 305 apartments, 6,200 square feet of retail space, and amenities such as a bike kitchen, a swimming pool and a fitness center.

TCR's development was approved in July by the Department of City Planning, following alterations to the proposed tower which put it in compliance with the Downtown Design Guide.  These changes included moving one level of parking underground and wrapping a portion of the above-grade garage with residential units.  Additional changes to the tower's podium were prompted by requests from residents the adjacent Eastern Columbia Building, including the decision to encase the east side of the garage with solid concrete walls.

Nonetheless, the Alexan has still drawn the ire of the Eastern Columbia Homeowners Association and the nonprofit Society for the Preservation of Downtown Los Angeles, both of which have appealed the project to the Central Area Planning Commission.  A hearing for the tower is scheduled for October 25 at Los Angeles City Hall.

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Later today, the Anaheim Planning Commission will consider a proposals to redevelop a parking structure at 350 W. Center Street Promenade with a mixed-use complex. The project, which comes from property owner LAB Holdings, calls for the construction of a six-story building featuring 57 apartments, 16,500 square feet of commercial and office space, and a new parking garage with 148 vehicle spaces.