Plans published by the the city planning department this week offer a glimpse at the project, proposed by prolific Canadian developer Onni Group, which is also working on a massive redevelopment of the Times Mirror Square complex in Downtown’s Civic Center.
The 60-story tower would rise at the southeast corner of Olympic Boulevard and Hill Street, replacing a parking lot next to the Mayan Theater. It would include 700 apartments and 15,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. A seven-level underground parking garage would hold 1,075 spaces.
Urbanize LA notes that the project was originally proposed two years ago as a smaller 48-story development with 498 units of housing. The developer has scaled things up considerably since then.
At 760 feet in height, it would be the fourth-tallest building in Los Angeles if finished today—though a handful of other projects in the works, including an 88-story megaproject at Angels Landing, promise to be even taller.
The project is being designed by Chris Dikeakos Architects, a Canadian firm with an office in Los Angeles. Renderings show it would have a glassy exterior, with long balconies jutting out from the sides. A fifth-floor amenity deck would have a swimming pool, spa, and basketball court. A rooftop terrace and a landscaped courtyard space would provide additional outdoor space for residents.
The project will still need to work its way through the city’s long approval process, but a preliminary estimate predicts that construction would take about 30 months to complete, with work finishing up in 2022.