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Downtown's Orsini III Looks Just Like The Other Orsinis

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Yes, it'll be hard to pick Orsini III out of a police line up of other Orsinis. Here is a rendering of the under-construction, mixed-use rental/retail development that'll rise on the northeast corner of Figueroa Street and Cesar Chavez Avenue. This is the view from across the street, standing at Orsini II. Like its predecessors, nearby Orsini I and II, developer G.H. Palmer opted for a faux-Tuscany design. Throw in an Olive Garden and the city's got a new "Little Italy" district. Meanwhile, one might guess the inside of this project will look like the interiors of the other Orsinis ; also, readers will recall that this development killed off the old BBQ King, a move that pissed off some people.

Construction in the pit has been slow, but latest shots are in the gallery. According to the latest information from Downtown News, the project will offer "210 studio, one- and two-bedroom luxury rental units over a three-level podium containing 13,000 square feet of street-level commercial space and a 477-space parking garage."

Meanwhile, we're told by a nice fellow in the city's planning department that the "red part" ie the base that'll rise will be shorter than what's pictured in the rendering.