The stretch of Figueroa across from the (to-be-renovated) LA Convention Center is heating up, with the recently-opened Avant apartments and now the proposed development of a parking lot just across the street from the Convention Center into a colorful seven-story mixed-user. Documents submitted to the Downtown LA Neighborhood Council's Planning and Land Use Committee show that the project, developerd by DHG Family Trust and designed by GMP Architects, will have 106 units, 1,400 square feet of groundfloor retail, and possibly four live/work units (the developers might just use the 3,500-square-feet of space for more retail), plus 114 parking spaces and 125 bike parking spaces. These most recent renderings show a second-level pool deck, a rooftop lounge, and protruding balcony boxes. The development will be next to the now-leasing Avant apartments and its second phase, which is scheduled to open in early 2015. All three developments will have some retail, which this dead zone badly needs.
· 1400 Figueroa [DLANC]