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A closer look at the long, skinny project that would bring 920 units to Chinatown

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Next to Los Angeles State Historic Park

The Elysian Lofts with Downtown in the background.
Renderings courtesy of Newman Garrison + Partners

About a year ago, developers filed new plans for a long-dormant project just above the newly reopened Los Angeles State Historic Park. Now, via planning documents, we’re getting a better idea of how the slender project would use the site, which curves around the park.

Developers, S & R Partners and Lincoln Property Company, are calling the proposed mixed-used project The Elysian Park Lofts.

The Lofts, designed by Newman Garrison + Partners, would be broken up into two sections connected by a new public park, renderings show. In total, the development would hold 920 residential units, including 17 live/work units.

The Lofts development would also hold about 18,000 square feet of retail and restaurants and roughly 1,800 parking spaces in an underground garage. In addition to the park that links the two ends of the site, the Lofts would have other open space in the form of public plazas and resident-only outdoor areas.

The six buildings on-site would range from seven to 14 stories tall, not including a two-story resident amenity center with a pool and lounge.

The property at 1030 North Broadway and 1251 North Spring Street is now in use as a staging area for buses and vehicle and equipment storage, planning documents say.

The build-out of the Lofts is imagined as a two-phase process, with the section closest to Chinatown being built first, and the section closest to Elysian Park being built second.

Via Department of City Planning
Via Department of City Planning
The “south parcel” closest to Chinatown. This would be built out first under the proposed plan.
The “north parcel” closest to Elysian Park. The proposed plan has this part scheduled for construction second.