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New look at plans for Downtown LA’s historic Foreman and Clark building

A developer is converting the former clothing store into 125 apartments with ground-floor retail space

Courtesy of OKB Architecture

Plans to transform the Jewelry District’s landmark Foreman and Clark building into a space for housing and retail is moving right along, new renderings of the project show.

Developer Bonnis Properties is converting the historic 13-story structure at Seventh and Hill streets into 124 apartments with retail space on the ground floor.

These latest renderings, as first seen on Urbanize LA, offer a first look at how the retail space at street level might look when complete. The images also show how the upper floors—the fifth floor amenity deck and the rooftop—might be transformed. LA-based OKB Architecture is designing the project.

Land use consultant Kate Bartolo, who’s working with developers, has told Curbed the apartments would range from 470 to 1,075 square feet. Two rooftop penthouses, converted from one-time mechanical rooms, would be larger at 1,300 and 2,600 square feet.

Designed by Curlett & Beelman, the architects of Westlake’s Park Plaza Hotel, the art Deco-Gothic Foreman and Clark building is a city historic-cultural monument. The building’s name comes from its history as the flagship store for men’s clothiers Foreman and Clark, which once occupied the second through fourth floors of the 1929 building. The clothing seller left the building in the 1960s.