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Arts District's Huge One Santa Fe is Halfway to Opening

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[Images via Brigham Yen]

The massive--seriously, this thing is a quarter-mile long--One Santa Fe project is currently about halfway done in the Arts District, and Brigham Yen checks in on things. Work began early last year and the mixed-use behemoth is set to open on its site along Santa Fe Avenue, between First and Fourth Streets, in the fall of 2014. Still a ways off, but hey, it's happening! For a project that was approved five years ago and saw its share of ups and downs (largely money-related), that's way more than seemed likely in years past. What wonders will the Michael Maltzan-designed project bring to the neighborhood?

-- 438 rental units (20 percent affordable)
-- 80,000 square feet of commercial space (including maybe a grocery store)
-- a 99-seat theater, in partnership with nearby SCI-Arc
-- more than an acre of public outdoor space
-- possibly maybe a future Arts District Gold Line station

One Sante Fe is being built on a Metro-owned site, next to a railyard, a fitting neighbor for the sinewy, train-like project.
· Construction Watch: "One Santa Fe" Mixed-Use to Bring 438 Apartments to Arts District in Downtown LA [DTLA Rising]
· One Santa Fe [Curbed LA]

One Santa Fe

Santa Fe Ave. & First St., Los Angeles, CA 90013