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A large pair of apartment buildings are planned for a historic stretch of Broadway in Downtown.


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Details Revealed For Large Broadway And Ninth Apartment Projects



Just about a year ago, we got wind of a plan to bring two mixed-use complexes by notorious monstrosity-maker Geoff Palmer (the Orsini, Lorenzo, Pieros, etc.) to Broadway at Ninth Street, which is probably the hottest up-and-coming block in the city right now. Now, the seven- and ten-story developments have been approved by the Planning Department and are on the move. What's on the way? Well, they're decidedly non-Italian (yay!), but they also don't look very exciting at this point. Seven-story Building A at 1026 Broadway will have commercial space and seven live/work units on the ground floor, below 247 apartments. There will be two floors of underground parking and nearly 300 bicycle parking spots. Building B at 928 Broadway will be split into "two masses" around an internal courtyard, with just over 35,000 square feet of commercial space, 10 live/work units on the ground floor, and 437 apartments above. It will be seven stories tall along Main Street but 10 stories along Broadway (you gotta have that roof deck).












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A nice change from the contemporary chopped up "angles and colors" look (I actually like that look, but it's nice to get some variety as well). Not exactly beaux art but with a nod in that direction and classical rhythms as well. If the materials are right, it could be a complement to the classic older buildings that are sprinkled around the area. Five stories taller would have created a real eye-catcher.

It adopts the European custom of having wall to the sidewalk but with park and amenities in an internal courtyard. A trend likely to grow in LA as a desire to secure private space in an expensive environment continues.
 

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The Ace Hotel needs this desperately. Right now it you walk out the door, you are basically looking a vacant lots and dilapidated buildings, sidewalks and streets. This has the right size and sufficient style to complement that building.
 

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Agreed. The three Barry Shy projects next-door to the hotel should also have positive effects, if and when they happen.
Barry Shy! Hopefully soon.

Btw, this should probably be called "Broadway and Olympic". The two buildings extend from 9th to 11th and Bway to Main, but almost all the frontage is on Bway and Main, on either side of Olympic.
 
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