On Friday, the 73-story Wilshire Grand officially opened to the public—and the very same day, plans were filed with the city for another towering structure right across the street.
The proposed skyscraper is set to rise immediately adjacent to the FIGat7th shopping center. It would be 64 stories in height, with 781 residential condos and three commercial condo units.
The project is being developed by Brookfield Properties, which owns FIGat7th and surrounding properties like the Ernst & Young Plaza office buildings and the 777 tower. The firm revamped FIGat7th (formerly the Seventh Marketplace) in 2012, with a Target and other popular retailers.
The planned project will add a residential component to the office and retail complex, and Brookfield Senior Vice President of Development Bea Hsu says the development is part of a commitment to “DTLA’s emergence as a top live-work neighborhood.”
Marmol-Radziner will serve as the design architect for the project, and Large Architecture as the architect of record. Early renderings show a narrow, glassy tower with a ground-level courtyard that neatly integrates the project with the surrounding complex.
Plans call for around 6,700 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, and the renderings suggest outdoor dining space may be a possibility. Parking would also be constructed for 831 vehicles.
Meanwhile, on the other side of Eighth Street, another residential tower has been proposed by developer Mitsui Fudosan America. It would include 436 residential units and around 10,000 square feet of commercial space.