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Arts District mixed-use development on Alameda moving forward

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The seven-story project would hold 344 live/work units

Courtesy of Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

New details on a seven-story mixed-use development in the Arts District paint a clearer picture of what’s to come for an industrial site on Alameda between Industrial and Wholesale streets.

The property at Alameda is occupied now by an industrial building and a truck storage area. But the plan is to put 344 live/work lofts, a restaurant, and creative office space on the site, city planning documents show.

The main, seven-story building would hold the residential lofts on its top five stories, with units ranging from 550 to 1,277 square feet. Resident amenities would include a pool, a dog run, and a clubhouse.

The two stories closest to the ground would hold parking that’s hidden from the street; another level of parking would be underground. On its ground floor, the complex would have a roughly 4,000-square-foot restaurant space.

The development would also include a three-story standalone building with approximately 24,000 square feet of creative office space.

The project, designed by LA-based firm Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, would incorporate aluminum windows, translucent railings, metal siding, and concrete shingles on its exterior.

Though there’s no groundbreaking date for this project, the planning documents anticipate a 28-month construction time, including about three months to raze the site.

The building’s interiors.

This project first surfaced in 2014, and since then the Arts District has exploded with development. Immediately south of this site, at 668 South Alameda, there are plans to turn a cold-storage facility into 475 apartments.

Less than a block north of here, developer SunCal is planning a huge project called 6AM. Designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, the development would bring twin 58-story towers, office and retail space, a school, and over 1,700 new condos and apartments to the neighborhood.