Some mysterious filings surfaced earlier this month saying that South Park's Fig Central megaproject would be switching out its towers for three towers, but it was unclear how the developers were going to do that under the approvals they already have. Shorter buildings maybe? It turns out Oceanwide Real Estate Group is actually hoping for taller buildings than some of the older plans called for, with two 40-story residential towers and one 49-story residential/hotel tower, says Building LA.
The new designs from architect RTKL show that all three towers will sit on podiums (bleh) between Figueroa, Flower, Eleventh, and Twelfth streets. The 49-story tower, called the North Tower, will 164 residential units in the top part of the tower and a 183-room, super-fancy hotel on the bottom section of the tower. In addition to the requisite fancy-hotel amenities (health club, spa, pool), there would also be a "celebrity chef restaurant" and a nightclub.
The two 40-story towers (the Middle and South Towers) would each have 170 residential units, ranging from one-bedrooms (about 1,000 square feet) to penthouses (6,000 square feet). There would also be a mall/"retail pavilion" along Figueroa that would be partially covered, but "a completely open air environment." The two-level shopping section would take up nearly 167,000 square feet. The complex would also have the long, building-wrapping LED screen along Figueroa that earlier renderings had shown.
Despite all this new information, there's still no hard-and-fast timeline for the project or a budget. The DLANC's Planning and Land Use Committee will hear the presentation on October 21.