While there's no timeline for a ground-breaking, next week AEG will ask for permission to increase the height of its proposed "Olympic North" commercial project (the site is located west of the flat car wash on Olympic), across from LA Live, reports Blogdowntown.
"Along with approximately 200,000 square feet of previously-permitted hotel space, the company is asking to include 332,618 square feet of general office space and 269,182 square feet of broadcast studio facilities. That studio space would be more than twice as large as the neighboring 120,000 square foot facility occupied by ESPN. It is also requesting that the development be permitted to rise to 325 feet tall, roughly 28 stories. The current plan allows only 200 feet for the project's tower portion."
This site also will have that proposed, not-yet-announced hotel. But back to the office portion: Aesthetic-wise, does this mean the great gray and glass blocky design of LA Live will spread across the street, or will AEG mix it up and do something different with this space?
· AEG Asking City for Permission to Build Bigger, Add Offices and Studio Space Next to L.A. Live [Blogdowntown]