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Behold: First Look at Fashion District Megaproject City Market

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City Market, the enormous megaproject that will extend from Ninth to Twelfth Streets between San Pedro and San Julian Streets and could take 20 years to complete, is truly going to shake up the Fashion District when it finally arrives. Plans include 945 residential units (including some in a 38-story tower), a 210-room "business class" hotel, more than 200,000 square feet of groundfloor retail, creative office space, a campus for "one or more creative arts colleges," and pedestrian-oriented elevated and ground-level greenways. But what's it gonna look like? These latest renderings, via Building LA, help capture the scope of the 1.9-million-square-foot, 10-acre complex that aims to turn the neighborhood into "a 24-hour destination." The development, designed by HansonLA, will adaptively reuse some buildings for office and restaurant space; others will be demolished. Work could begin soon on an adaptive reuse portion of the project.

There will also be a City Market South, which will offer what the official site calls a "symbiotic mixture of creative office, unique food and beverage and destination retail for the demanding business." The renderings from HansonLA of that area suggest an open, courtyard-style retail space.

· Shiny New Renderings of the City Market Mega-Development [BLA]
· City Market [Official Site]
· Huge Fashion District Project Will First Clearcut 10-Acre Site [Curbed LA]