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(couldn't find an old thread for this, feel free to point it out if you made one :cheers:)





30-Story Tower Could Open Above DTLA Subway Station in 2025
The project would rise at the corner of 2nd Street and Broadway.

MARCH 22, 2019, 8:55AM STEVEN SHARP


Beneath the intersection of 2nd Street and Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles, construction is in full swing for a subway station that will allow Metro passengers to board trains to Santa Monica, Pasadena, and Long Beach. After that station makes its debut, it could be capped by a high-rise tower featuring office space, multifamily residential units, and street-fronting retail.

Yesterday, the Los Angeles Department of City Planning published a draft environmental impact report for a proposed 30-story development at 222 W. 2nd Street. The project - spanning the full length of 2nd Street between Spring Street and Broadway - would feature 107 residential units, approximately 534,000 square feet of office space, and 7,200 square feet of ground-floor retail.

Renderings of the proposed development, which is being designed by Gensler, portrays the nearly 450-foot-tall building as a series of stacked, glassy boxes hovering above the entrance to the subway station. The offset masses of the tower are used to create a series of terrace decks for residents and office tenants. Additional open space is planned in the form of a paseo cutting between Spring and Broadway, providing access to an adjoining garage.

The proposed tower site, as well as the abutting parking garage, were once appurtenant to the Times Mirror Square complex - home to the Los Angeles Times until 2018, when the newspaper relocated to El Segundo. Tribune Media Company - the Chicago-based conglomerate that owned the Times until 2014 - is developing the tower through its subsidiary Tribune Real Estate Holdings. Though it spun its publishing arm into a separate company, Tribune retained ownership of many of the buildings which its former newspapers occupied.

Contingent on city approvals, the Tribune hopes to break ground on the tower in 2022 and complete construction by 2025. However, this timeline is also subject to the pace of work below ground. The project's environmental impact report anticipates completion of the $1.8-billion Regional Connector subway in 2021, but Metro staff informed the Metro Board's Construction Committee this week that work is currently on pace to conclude in April 2022, although steps are being taken to speed that timeline.

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Another day another height increase for a proposed DTLA tower! :cheers:







Tribune Opts for a Taller Residential Tower at 2nd & Broadway
Plans call for a taller, slimmer building without office space.


MAY 13, 2019, 2:00PM STEVEN SHARP

Tribune Real Estate Holdings has dropped plans for office space at its proposed tower at 2nd Street and Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles, instead opting for a taller building composed of apartments.

The project, now envisioned as a 37-story structure, would feature 680 residential units - including studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and penthouse units - according to a presentation to the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee. Plans also call for 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, with parking for residents to be located in an adjacent garage.

The new design by Solomon Cordwell Buenz is taller and slimmer than the prior iteration of the project, which appeared as a mass of stacked, offset boxes. Rising nearly 570 feet in height, the residential tower would feature open-air decks at its rooftop and on several terrace levels. A large pool and deck at the tower's base would be accompanied by interior amenity spaces, including a fitness center.

Shops and restaurants would line the ground floor of the tower, including a plaza adjacent to the entrance of a Metro station now under construction and 2nd Street and Broadway. Plans also call for a pedestrian paseo cutting east-to-west between Broadway and Spring Street, which would also be flanked by retail space.

According to a draft environmental impact report published earlier this year by the City of Los Angeles, construction of the tower could begin as early as 2022 and be completed by 2025. This timeline could be impact by the pace of construction below ground, where Metro has been beset by several delays in the delivery of the Regional Connector subway. Construction of the 1.9-mile link between Little Tokyo and the Financial District is expected to conclude in 2022.
https://urbanize.la/post/tribune-opts-taller-residential-tower-2nd-broadway













In addition to the height change this project also has a similar build out plan to 8th Hope and Grand and some other projects downtown: begin in 2022 with a finish in 2024/25. Seems like we may see a lull for the next year or so and then hopefully a brand new cycle will kick in with some awesome projects. :cheers:
 

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Another day another height increase for a proposed DTLA tower! :cheers:




https://urbanize.la/post/tribune-opts-taller-residential-tower-2nd-broadway



In addition to the height change this project also has a similar build out plan to 8th Hope and Grand and some other projects downtown: begin in 2022 with a finish in 2024/25. Seems like we may see a lull for the next year or so and then hopefully a brand new cycle will kick in with some awesome projects. :cheers:
Nice, but as you say, uncomfortably long before it starts.

I'd like to see that stretch of Bway turn into a really active part of LA's street life by then. Maybe close off cars/busses from US and Olvera St. to 3rd or so.
 

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That Base ^^ :drool:
 
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Tower height has been increased to 616ft.

Fresh Renderings for 56-Story DTLA Apartment Tower



At its meeting on February 13, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission is scheduled to review a proposal to build a high-rise apartmenttower adjacent to a new subway station at 2nd Street and Broadway.
he project, which is being developed by Tribune Real Estate Holdings, calls for the construction of 56-story building featuring 680 apartments - including 45 which would be reserved as "workforce" housing - with 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and a new plaza flanking the Metro station.
Parking for the project would be provided in an adjacent garage which is also owned by Tribune.
Solomon Cordwell Buenz is designing the slim glass-and-steel building, which would rise to a sculpted rooftop standing nearly 616 feet in height. A series of setbacks and insets would create terraces and amenities for residents, highlighted by a large pool deck.
 

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OK, what's the catch? It looks like all you could hope Eye appeal, no curves, but angles and depth and pattern. More people for Jtown, Civic Center, N. Bway and not far from Related/Gehry.
 

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L.A. City Council Signs Off on 56-Story DTLA Tower

At its meeting on August 18, the Los Angeles City Council vted 14-0 to certify a final environmental impact report and approve entitlements for a proposed mixed-use high-rise building near the Civic Center.
Tribune Real Estate Holdings, a Chicago-based developer which was spun off from the former owner of the Los Angeles Times, can now move forward with plans to build a 56-story apartment tower above the under-construction Historic Broadway subway station. The project would include 680 residential units - including 45 which would be set aside as deed-restricted workforce housing - and 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.
Due to the underground transit infrastructure, no on-site parking is planned within the development. Instead, parking accommodations are to be located in an adjoining garage which is also owned by Tribune.
 

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At best this begins construction in 2 years (assuming plague, etc., haven't frightened people away from DT and mass transit). So this will maybe be done in 2026 or so, best case?
 
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