The latest project, named for its adress at 405 Mateo Street, is reactivating the 1924 Maxwell Coffee Building with approximately 56,000 square feet of office space atop ground-floor commercial uses. The building's historic architectural features - including wood-stamped concrete ceilings, a brick facade and oversized windows - will be preserved under the design by Ware Malcomb.
HPP has also razed a one-story warehouse at 1003 E. 4th Place, and is now beginning foundation work for an eight-story structure in its place. This component of the project - designed by Architects Orange - will consist of ground-floor retail space and a 210-car parking garage, capped with 33,000 square feet of offices across two floors.
The property's third building - a one-story warehouse at 1019 E. 4th Place - is being retained as commercial space.
While development in the Arts District has been defined by adaptive reuse projects in the past, 405 Mateo is neighbored by a number of proposals for ground-up buildings. A block east at 520 Mateo Street, developer Carmel Partners has filed plans with the City of Los Angeles to construct a 13-story tower featuring apartments over commercial space. West at 4th and Hewitt Streets, an 11-story office building and a 93-unit live/work building are also in the works.
- Office Space Coming to Arts District's Maxwell Coffee Building (Urbanize LA)
- 405 Mateo (HPP)