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36-Story Tower Headed For Action-Packed Section of City West

A lot across Seventh Street from the fauxtalian Medici apartments in City West has been sitting dormant for about a decade, but has recently been tapped as the future site of a tower that could reach 36 stories. Career Lofts-LA, an LLC, has turned in plans to build what planning documents describe as a 36-story mixed-use tower on the 1.9-acre property, Urbanize LA says. (Orange County-based United American Properties is also linked to the project.) The development would include not only a high-rise with 422 residential units plus commercial space, but could also include a seven-story hotel. And why not? This 'hood is rapidly heating up these days.

Back in 2005, developers had hoped to put a 17-story condo complex on this site, but that was derailed by the recession. The land is now occupied by what looks like a parking lot and vacant space. There's no timeline or any details about construction for this newly proposed project yet, but if approved and built, it's likely to be one of a few big changes in the neighborhood.

A 26-story tower is planned at the other end of the block, by Seventh Street and Lucas, and a smaller 12-story building is planned for a block just to the south. To the north, a giant three-building project from Holland Partners is underway. And the area's also got a hot new music venue too: the newly opened Teragram Ballroom (formerly the Playhouse Theatre) is just about a block or so from the proposed tower.
· High-Rise Development Planned in City West [ULA]
· Cheaper DTLA Alternative Will Have Studios Starting at $1,500 [Curbed LA]