This week has been ridiculous in terms of skyscraper reveals for South Park and hot new microhood NoSoPa: There was a 50-story behemoth at Eighth and Olive and a couple towers at Twelfth and Flower and it's only Tuesday. The latest in the wave of towers to be revealed to the Downtown LA Neighborhood Council this week is the 28-story building by Amacon Group, a Canadian developer (like South Park hotshots Onni Group, which is proposing that 50-story tower down the block and multiple other Downtown projects). The planning documents show that there may soon be a mixed-use tower with about 5,000 square feet of groundfloor retail and 208 condos on what is currently one of DTLA's many surface parking lots.
The city paperwork says in several places that the condos will initially be market-rate rental spaces, but that once "the real estate market improves," those tenants are out, so don't get too comfortable, renters.
The five-story, above-ground parking podium (there will also be two levels of underground parking) will attempt to hide its function and reduce its eyesore factor with an "architectural facade" of greenery. Inside the tower, units will range from studios to two-bedrooms. For those feeling extra fancy, there will also be eight rooftop penthouses. All residents of the tower will, of course, have access to the now-standard amenities: pool, spa, fancy media-bedecked common room, gym. A look at recently proposed developments in the neighborhood shows that this building's tenants are likely to be living in a quite a residential hub in the near future.
· Amacon 1133 S. Hope Street Presentation [DLANC]