A presentation scheduled for this week's meeting of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council's Planning and Land Use Committee unveils a new look and new details for Weingart Center's proposed tower at 6th and San Pedro Streets.
The mixed-use development, which would replace a city-owned parking lot, calls for the construction of a 19-story building featuring 298 studio apartments - reserved entirely for very low-income households - as well as four manager's apartments. Other elements of the project include 50,000 square feet of office space for Chrysalis and Inner City Law Center, 3,200 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and parking for 405 vehicles and 206 bicycles.
Designed by Joseph Wong Design Associates, the high-rise would front the intersection of 6th and San Pedro, while a standalone parking structure would be located along the southern half of the property. Plans also call for several outdoor decks and amenity areas - including a courtyard and paseo cutting between San Pedro and Crocker Streets - which are being designed by landscape architecture firm AHBE|MIG.
This is the second of two ambitious high-rise developments proposed by Weingart Center. The other project, a joint venture with Chelsea Investment Corporation, would rise just north of the Weingart headquarters at 554 San Pedro Street. Plans approved by the City of Los Angeles call for the construction of 12- and 18-story buildings featuring 378 units of supportive and family affordable housing.
In addition to Weingart Center, another Downtown-based affordable housing developer has a tower of its own in the planning stages. Skid Row Housing Trust filed plans two years ago to construct a 14-story, 150-unit building on 5th Street.
- Weingart Center (Urbanize LA)