The seven-story, Skid-Row-Historic-Core-straddling mixed-use Topaz has been in the works for a while, but the project's latest renderings, seen today via Building Los Angeles, show off new additions to the building, which will stretch from Main Street through to Los Angeles Street. One of those new features is a light curtain on the building's Los Angeles Street-facing side, intended to filter out the "harshness of the warehouse district" while providing "a sense of safety" when it's lit up at night, according to the development's website. The Main Street side (below) doesn't need protection apparently, but it does come with a vertical blade sign in the style of others in the Core. Topaz will have 159 apartments and 23,000 square feet of groundfloor retail space.
· Shiny New Renderings for the Historic Core's Topaz Mixed-User [Building Los Angeles]
· Seven Stories of Skid Row-Adjacent Apartments In the Works [Curbed LA]