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Construction on 30-story tower at 2nd, Broadway set to begin in 2022

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Work is slated to begin on the tower after the Regional Connector opens

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A proposed 30-story condo tower with office space and ground-floor retail could begin construction in 2022 and be complete three years later, new planning documents show.

The Gensler-designed tower would rise over an entrance to the the forthcoming Regional Connector’s Historic Broadway station in Downtown LA. The developer is Tribune Media Company. The project would rise across the street from Times Mirror Square, which Tribune sold in 2016.

Construction on the 30-story tower is planned so that it won’t overlap with work on the Regional Connector, the four-stop Downtown subway line that will link the Gold, Expo, and Blue lines. The connector is expected to open by the end of 2021.

Shortly after, work is scheduled to start on the high-rise, which will bring 107 condos, 534,000 square feet of office space, and 7,200 square feet of ground-floor shops to the Historic Core. (The site was formerly a surface parking lot that’s being used to stage construction equipment for the Regional Connector.)

Condos within the glassy, Jenga tower-like project will be mostly one- and two-bedrooms, with about a dozen studios and three-bedrooms each. The residences will range from 650 to 1,630 square feet. The tower will also hold parking for 628 cars.

An existing parking lot on the south side of the property would be retained, and the developer plans to add a paseo to connect the garage with the Broadway and Spring sides of the project.

Across the street, at the Times Mirror Square site, the plan is to erect two new high-rises reaching 37 and 53 stories high and incorporate the older buildings on the site, including the Moderne-style Los Angeles Times Building designed by Gordon B. Kaufman, which dates to the 1930s.