MVE Architects has unveiled renderings for 4th & Hewitt, the latest residential-retail complex planned in the Arts District.

Earlier this month, property owner Shoreham Capital filed plans with the City of Los Angeles to construct a seven-story with 93 live/work units on the property at 940 E. 4th Street, replacing a one-story warehouse.  The wedge-shaped building would set aside 11 apartments for very low income households and line its street level with more than 20,000 square feet of retail space.

A project desciription provided by MVE notes that the design features a unique break at the center of the building, allowing natural light to penetrate into an interior courtyard.  Large windows and industrial materials are intended to match the qualities of surrounding buildings, while expanded sidewalks and canopy trees will make 4th & Hewitt more hospitable for pedestrians.

The project site is located directly across Hewitt from the parking lot where Legendary Developments has announced plans for an 11-story, 250,000-square-foot office building.

North across 4th Street, Hudson Pacific Properties is wrapping up a creative office project at a former Coca-Cola facility, while a Legendary and Fairfield Residential collaborate on an expansive residential-retail complex next to SCI-Arc.