Back in 2006, the Burger King at Grand and Cesar Chavez avenues had its first brush with danger via a proposed 31-story condo tower that would have taken its place. The proposal went silent, then in 2013, it came back with a major tweak: it was now just a seven-story mixed-user. That never materialized, but now the burger joint across from a futuristic-looking DTLA arts high school (aka Buck Rogers High) is in danger once again, this time from a plan to replace it with a 22-story tower, reports Urbanize LA.
The new plan is to fill the tower with 299 units and 8,000 square feet of retail space at the street level. The tower would sit on a six-level parking structure with one underground floor that would provide parking for cars (408 spaces) and bikes (411 spaces). Owners Cimmarusti Holdings would use the space currently occupied by the Burger King and its adjoining parking lot to build this burger-destroying tower.
Losing the Burger King would be the second big blow to chains at this intersection. The divisive Walmart across the street shuttered last month.