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Old July 26th, 2013, 03:57 AM   #1
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LOS ANGELES | SB Omega - 601 S. Main | 122m | 400ft | 40 fl | Pro

This will be one of 4 towers being developed by SB Buildings in Downtown L.A.

4 Big Residential Towers Planned For Downtown



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Downtown developer Barry Shy (of the SB buildings) is building in bulk--he's got four new residential projects he expects to break ground on next year. Altogether the three new buildings and one adaptive reuse project will nearly double the number of units Shy controls Downtown, bringing the total up to 2,350 apartments. Downtown News has the lowdown on the developments, which should delight those starting to fear for our increasingly stumpy Downtown:

-- SB Omega at 601 South Main Street will be a 40-story, 500-unit tower built on a Historic Core parking lot. At one point it was hoped the project would break ground this past spring, but it didn't.

-- The 12-story garment building at 939 South Broadway (just south of the forthcoming Ace Hotel) will be converted into a 150-unit apartment building.

-- There are 250 units planned for the parking lot at Broadway and Olympic--the building will top out at 20 stories along Olympic Boulevard and 13 on Broadway.

-- And 250 more units in a 20- or 21-story tower at 916 South Hill Street, which is currently--you guessed it--a parking lot.

That's three projects planned for north South Park (think that'll catch on?), which Shy says is Downtown's next hotspot, thanks in part to its large number of parking lots prime for the picking. And with the planned Broadway streetcar, the hotly-anticipated Ace Hotel, and a whole bunch of new development (Geoff Palmer's got something going, Onni Group's building a 32-story tower, and there's a mid-rise mixed-user from the Hanover Company), the neighborhood's in for a radical transformation. Shy says he expects to have final plans and permits in the next 8 to 12 months.

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Old July 26th, 2013, 04:28 AM   #2
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There certainly is a lot of negative commentary on the developer. Is he really as bad as he sounds? It'd be a real shame; this is the sort of tower it seems like LA should have 100x more of than it currently does. I'd hate to see this kind of development cast in a bad light by some cheapskate developer constructing a quartet of second-rate buildings.
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Old July 26th, 2013, 04:39 AM   #3
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There certainly is a lot of negative commentary on the developer. Is he really as bad as he sounds? It'd be a real shame; this is the sort of tower it seems like LA should have 100x more of than it currently does. I'd hate to see this kind of development cast in a bad light by some cheapskate developer constructing a quartet of second-rate buildings.
I think that people in LA are just less trusting of developer promises after so many major projects came to nothing after 2008. The market has improved dramatically since so these proposals will have quite an updraft. But the word in L.A. is "don't believe it until you see it".
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There certainly is a lot of negative commentary on the developer. Is he really as bad as he sounds? It'd be a real shame; this is the sort of tower it seems like LA should have 100x more of than it currently does. I'd hate to see this kind of development cast in a bad light by some cheapskate developer constructing a quartet of second-rate buildings.
He's earned his bad reputation by being a bad landlord. Frequently the target of lawsuits by former business partners and tenants. Plenty of cautionary tales about SB Properties on Yelp.

Also known for making some bad alterations to the original architecture in his adaptive re-use projects.

I'm not too worried about SB Omega's potential appearance, though. Shy hired an architect to draw up some renderings for the same property maybe five or six years ago. It looked like a unspectacular glass residential tower, but not an eyesore by any means. I'm expecting something similar this time around as well.
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Curbed: "Here's the First Look at the Historic Core's First Skyscraper"

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Downtown developer Barry Shy (SB Spring, SB Main, etc.) has finally filed plans with the city for the giant high-rise he wants to build at Sixth and Main following years discussion (via Building LA). The SB Omega tower has gotten a few tweaks as it's been finalized: it was once 40 stories but has been shaved down to 38 stories and its 500 apartments are now 452 condos. As is the current Downtown fashion, the ground floor will now have 15 restaurant or commercial spaces (previous plans didn't show any retail at all). Plans also call for outdoor dining on the sidewalk and a promenade with greenscaping in the alley off Main Street, a land use rep for the project tells Curbed, which should make for quite the lively corner. With plans in the works for a 22-story tower at Fourth/Broadway and a 40-story tower at Spring/Sixth, SB Omega will only be the start in the skyscraperfication of the Historic Core.









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This is a massive buiding on a large site. 2 thinner towers would fit easily and might look better.
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