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Cheaper DTLA Alternative Will Have Studios Starting at $1,500

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Most of the pedestrian, retail, and residential action in City West—the neighborhood across the 110 from Downtown—tends to happen on Wilshire Boulevard, but a mammoth three-building project from Holland Partner Group is working on spreading the love up to Sixth Street. The project is now in full-on construction mode, reports the LA Times, and will bring two new seven-story mixed-users, plus convert a 1920s medical office building into rentals, creating a total of 648 new units in the area and 25,000 square feet of retail. Architects Togawa Smith Martin (Access Culver City, Megatoys project, etc.) is adding landscaped courtyards, paseos, and a public plaza facing Sixth Street.

Being across the freeway, the project is expected to be slightly cheaper than other new Downtown mixed-users, which is still pretty terrifying, with studios starting at $1,500 and three-bedrooms fetching about $3,750. Yeah, that's cheap now.
· LA Building Boom Stretching West of Financial District [LAT]
· 642 Apartments Planned Near Good Samaritan in City West [Curbed LA]