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Urban Infill Filling Up South Park

The SkyscraperCity Forums gives us our first good look at the KB Homes-Lennar planned residential towers, adjacent to the proposed LA Live project. Ooh, shiny.

The project will span four acres and include what KB Chief Executive Bruce Karatz described as an "interactive" design that will open onto the street, similar to older downtown buildings such as Grand Central Market. At 40 stories, the taller of the two proposed high-rise condo buildings is large by condo standards but falls short of the 72-story U.S. Bank Tower — the city's tallest building — about a mile north of Staples Center.

The Fig Central project, as it will be known, will add 700 new units of housing to an increasingly dense residential neighborhood downtown. The project will build on one of the parking lots across Figueroa from the Staples Center. LNR will add 25,000 SF of ground floor retail to the project - maybe the long rumored downtown Trader Joe's site? Ground breaking in June.
· Lennar and KB Homes - 2 Towers approved [SkyscraperCity Forums]
· Builders Plan 2 Downtown Condo Towers [LA Times]