A big change could be in the works for a major South Park project planned across from L.A. Live. In its final environmental impact report for 1020 South Figueroa, developer Shenzhen Hazens lays out a new alternative that reimagines the trio of towers as dual towers.
First seen on Urbanize LA, the alternative eliminates a 32-story residential tower that would hold more than 200 condos. Instead, it would have one residential tower measuring 38 stories and a 29-story hotel. The residential tower’s podium would shrink from 65 feet tall to just 55 feet tall.
The environmental impact report says Shenzhen is considering a smaller project to “address public comments [about] the project’s ground level appearance and open space, views, setbacks, historic resource issues associated with the adjacent Petroleum Building, the amount of signage and lighting, and consistency with the City of Los Angeles Downtown Design Guide.”
The duo of towers would measure 860,121 square feet compared to the trio’s 1.1 million square feet.
The planning department hasn’t yet determined which project it will recommend for city approval, Cheryl Guetiza, a department spokeswoman, told Curbed.
At the corner of Figueroa and Olympic, the project always planned to require the demolition of the Luxe Hotel.
South Park is booming with construction. Among the proposed towers are a bold, 52-story high-rise next to the 10 Freeway; a 53-story tower by the Los Angeles Convention Center; and a 66-story skyscraper planned for the parking lot just north of Hotel Figueroa.