A major new apartment complex planned for 11th and Main Street in Downtown LA is moving right along.
Environmental review documents published this week by the city planning department reveal new information about the project, which we first heard about in October 2016.
The development would replace a collection of low-slung commercial buildings at the edge of the Fashion District with an eight-story structure that will include 379 apartments. Forty-two of those units will be set aside for very low-income tenants.
The mixed use building will also have 25,810 square feet of ground-level retail and creative office space and parking for 429 vehicles in a subterranean garage.
Designed by Irvine-based architectural firm MVE + Partners, the building has a contemporary design with long balconies for residents and a publicly accessible central plaza with room for outdoor dining.
Amenities for renters would include a swimming pool, rooftop deck, fitness room, recreational room, and a courtyard space.
Construction on the building is expected to begin in 2019, with the project expected to wrap up in 2021.
It certainly won’t be the only new building in the area. A major redevelopment of the nearby Southern California Flower Market is now in the works, and just this week the planning commission signed off on another Fashion District project at Seventh and Maple.