60-story apartment tower pitched for Olympic and Hill

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Another towering high-rise may be on the way to Downtown LA’s booming South Park neighborhood, where many of the city’s tallest construction projects are now in the works.

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.



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