One year after we last dropped by, Holland Partner Group's massive Sixth & Bixel development has begun to take form.

The $200-million development, located at 6th and Bixel Streets in City West, will consist of a pair of six-story structures designed by architecture firm Togawa Smith Martin.  When completed, the two buildings will comprise 606 residential units, 25,000 square feet of ground-level commercial space and parking accommodations for up to 762 vehicles.  Other amenities include a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool and multiple rooftop decks.

The project also entails the recently-completed adaptive reuse of a 1920s medical office building at the 6th Street and Lucas Avenue.  The eight-story edifice, now called the Mint, contains a total of 42 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments.  A leasing website boasts that building features its original terrazo corridor and a grand lobby with an open spiral staircase and historic brass elevators.

The Mint also features 27 units reserved as affordable housing, in accordance with a density bonus granted for the Sixth & Bixel development.

Completion of the full project was most recently scheduled for late 2016.

Directly cross the street, a similar mixed-use complex from Jade Enterprises is currently in the planning stages.

Image via Togawa Smith Martin
Image via Togawa Smith Martin
Image courtesy of Hunter Kerhart Architectural Photography
Image via Togawa Smith Martin
Image via Togawa Smith Martin
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Proposed Weingart Center Towers Take a Step Forward

The Downtown nonprofit hopes to build high-rise affordable housing at 6th and San Pedro.

In early 2017, the Weingart Center for the Homeless filed plans with the City of Los Angeles to construct new affordable housing on two sites at the intersection of 6th and San Pedro Streets in Downtown Los Angeles.  That project has taken a key step forward, with the publication of an environmental report by the Department of City Planning