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First look at wavy loft building planned for Arts District

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The project will include 140 live-work units

Rendering of new Arts District building Courtesy Johnson Fain

A new rendering released by architectural firm Johnson Fain reveals the striking design of a major new development planned for Downtown LA’s booming Arts District.

The project, which is being developed by billionaire art collector Adam Lindemann, is called 641. Fittingly, it will be located at 641 South Imperial Street—close to popular restaurants Little Bear and Church and State.

Originally proposed in February, the 12-story mixed use project will include 140 live-work lofts, 7,000 square feet of street-level retail and art space, and another 7,000 square feet of creative office space, which will be located on the second floor. A four-level subterranean garage will include 162 parking spaces.

According to Johnson Fain, the building’s units will range in size from 600 to 1,300 square feet, with high ceilings and open interior space. The structure’s breezy design allows for floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as balconies for views around the burgeoning neighborhood.

The building is one of well over a dozen sprouting up in the neighborhood, including two others within a single block of the project site.

Rendering of new Arts District building