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First Look at the 36-Story Tower Headed Just West of DTLA

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The apartment building is leading the way in a City West high-rise boom

The South Park high-rise boom is old news; 2016's hotness is the tower trend emerging just across the freeway from Downtown's South Park, in City West. So far the tallest entrant is this 36-story residential tower at Bixel and Seventh, first announced last fall, from developer Career Lofts LLC. Thanks to a presentation for the Downtown LA Neighborhood Council, we're now seeing the first renderings, by Huumphreys & Partners Architects.

The tower will be joined by a seven-story extended-stay hotel, which the Downtown News hears may be operated by Hilton's Home2 Suites brand. The hotel will have 126 rooms and a second-floor pool deck.

The taller building will have 422 apartments; a podium deck with pool and dog park; 5,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space; lots of other fancy stuff like screening rooms and a fitness center; and 596 parking spaces split above and below ground.

The buildings will replace a parking lot and empty building, but there's no timeline for groundbreaking just yet. Meanwhile, a 26-story tower is set to rise just down the block, and a little farther along there are plans for a roughly 28-story tower.