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Apartments in Frogtown’s The Bend up for grabs from $1,975

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The new units are right next to the LA River

Units in The Bend feature concrete floors and tall ceilings.
Photos by Paul Vu and Christine Bullard

Leasing will open next month for a large new apartment complex next to the LA River in Frogtown. Called The Bend, the three-story building designed by Killefer Flammang Architects holds 40 “loft-style” units geared toward “creatives and makers.”

Some of the units feature spiral steel cases that lead to private roof decks looking out to the river and neighboring hilltops. Ranging in size from 600 to 1,360 square feet, all of the units are outfitted with concrete floors, tall ceilings, and in-unit washer and driers.

But perhaps the biggest perk will be a connection to the river, which is poised for a major revitalization.

Rent starts at $1,975 for a studio, while three-bedrooms will go from the low $3,000s. The target move-in date is August 1.

The property holds two buildings along the river that The Bend’s developer, Terra River, LLC, converted into commercial space designed by Lean Arch, Inc. So far tenants include Pound and Lingua Franca, a restaurant from the owners of Wax Paper, a sandwich shop that names its sandwiches after NPR hosts.