KTGY Architecture + Planning has unveiled renderings for a new student housing complex planned near the L.A. County + USC Medical Center in Lincoln Heights.
The project, which developer American Campus Communities filed last month with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, calls for the construction of a six-story, 134,000-square-foot building at 1630 San Pablo Street that will feature 95 residential units - with 272 total student beds - and 10,000 square feet of retail space. Each four-bedroom suite will come with a central kitchen and bathroom, and offer access to 3,500 square feet of lounge and study rooms, as well as a rooftop sky terrace and a central courtyard space.
Parking will be provided in an existing off-site garage which contains 1,200 vehicle spaces. Anticipated demand for parking at 1530 San Pablo is 157 stalls.
The proposed development is the second phase of a student housing expansion, which started with the construction of a five-story, 177-unit building located nearby on Alcazar Street. That project was also developed and designed by American Campus Communities and KTGY respectively.
The design of 1630 San Pablo is described as a being related to the first phase project, without being its "twin," according to Benjamin Kasdan of KTGY. A brick base - required by USC - will be complemented with dark red and caramel colors.
The new student housing will also relate to a third phase of the expansion - a proposed 200-room Hyatt House hotel at the corner of San Pablo and Alcazar.
Construction of 1630 San Pablo is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2018. Following a roughly two-year construction period, completion of the new student housing is anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2020.