Historic Filipinotown-based developer 4Site Real Estate is planning to build a flashy mixed-used project with hotel rooms, apartments, and retail on a property just across from Lincoln Heights’s St. Vincent de Paul thrift store.
Renderings by Tighe Architecture show a stylish development with arched cutaways from the ground floor windows and balconies connecting the building across breaks through the structure. Tighe is working on another Lincoln Heights project with 4Site: nine small-lot houses on Griffin Avenue.
A planning filing posted earlier this month reveals the thrift-store-adjacent development will hold 97 market-rate residential units and three units for extremely low-income households, as well as 100 “long-term” hotel rooms, and about 4,500 square feet of retail space.
This would likely be the first new-build hotel the neighborhood has seen in decades.
4Site declined to comment on its new development.
The property where the project will rise is bounded by San Fernando Road, Avenue 21, and Barranca Street.
It appears that the development would largely replace commercial sites, though there is at least one single-family home on the site. The Art Deco-style Alta Lofts and a Goodwill facility and store are within a block.
The Lincoln Heights Jail, which is on track for a major renovation by Lincoln Property Company and Fifteen Group, sits just north of where the Gold Line tracks cross over San Fernando Road.
The rehab would turn the 1930s-era penal facility into a development with commercial and manufacturing spaces, creative office space, live-work housing, green space with an amphitheater, recreation space, and a communal rooftop. The completed project would sit right next to the Los Angeles River, which is awaiting a major rehabilitation of its own.
Many long-time Lincoln Heights residents are bracing as investors express increasing interest in the neighborhood. An April article in the Los Angeles Times detailed the ways in which the traditionally working-class, immigrant neighborhood is already changing as a result of that interest.