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Mapping the Arts District's never-ending parade of development

19 projects in the pipeline right now for one of DTLA's hottest neighborhoods

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The Arts District development boom just keeps going and going, with no end in sight. For most of this decade, the area has been an irresistible magnet for builders, and new projects seem to be announced on an almost weekly basis. Some, like SunCal's recently revealed megaproject at Sixth and Alameda promise to completely reshape an area that has already undergone a seismic shift since the days when massive studios rented for $150 and artists could actually afford to live there.

To keep track of it all, we've mapped out most of the major projects currently in the works for the area (there are a lot).

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Alameda St & E 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Ok, so this is pretty much the reason we're here. Developer Sun Cal's recently revealed project promises to reshape the Arts District in much the same that the One Santa Fe Complex did upon opening in 2014. In addition to twin 58-story towers, the staggeringly massive project will add plenty of office and retail space, as well as a school to the area.

2. Soho Warehouse

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1000 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021

The Arts District's most exclusive new joint is Soho Warehouse, a members-only club that will include a 1,500-square-foot performance space, a 14,000-square foot public market, a rooftop pool and observation deck, and 36 guest rooms. The club isn't expected to open until 2017, but it's already causing real estate prices to rise in the AD.

3. Ford Motor factory

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2060 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

This fantastic old Ford factory in the southern Arts District sold late last year for $37 million to developers who wanted to reboot the whole complex as creative offices with some retail on the ground floor. It was rumored that BuzzFeed might be moving in, but it looks like that didn't quite pan out. The whole shebang is scheduled for completion next month, according to Downtown News.

4. Row DTLA

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The Runyon Group, owners of the Arts District-adjacent complex formerly known as Alameda Square (and home to the American Apparel factory), are rebranding the site as Row DTLA—a massive facility housing offices, creative space, and luxury retail and dining establishments.There's no firm timetable in place yet, but the exterior walls of the complex facing 7th Street have already been outfitted with a pretty eye-catching new mural.

5. Bay Street mixed use project

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2110 Bay St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Last year, LA-based Bay Capital Fund dropped $11.5 million on a two-acre parking lot directly east of the forthcoming Soho House. Now, plans have surfaced to turn the site into a big mixed-use complex with 110 live-work units and a shed-like structure that will house retail and restaurant space. A timetable for the project has not yet been set.

6. Sixth Street Viaduct

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E 6th St. / Whittier Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Designed by HNTB with an assist from One Santa Fe architect Michael Maltzan, the wavy new viaduct will have dedicated bike paths and 60-foot-tall arches when it opens in 2019. Demolition of the beloved old bridge began earlier this year and is now more than halfway complete.

7. Colyton live-Work Complex

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527 Colyton St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Currently the site of a popular popup coffee stand, this site will soon give way to a 310-unit development with 11,375 square feet of commercial space. The project site is conveniently located next to the Arts District's much-delayed new park, now nearly complete.

8. Challenge Cream and Butter Building

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929 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Arts District seems to be the new place to put your private club. In addition to the Soho Warehouse, an exclusive club is planned for this 1920s commercial building. A gym, pool, and office space are also part of the project, which will add an additional three stories to the building.

9. Coca-Cola building

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963 E. Fourth St.
Los Angeles, CA

This vacant, 123,600-square-foot building is slated for a rebirth. Built in 1915, the factory was Coke's SoCal production center until 1929. Soon it will become creative office space with a rooftop "penthouse" and a restaurant.

10. At Mateo

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Mateo Street & Palmetto Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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. The project is slated to open in early 2017.

11. Santa Fe Business Center

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500 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90013

If you needed any further indication that the AD's bohemian vibe is going a bit corporate, look no further than this four-story structure that will bring a little under 75,000 square feet of new office space to the area. And with a generic name like the Santa Fe Business Center, developers aren't exactly going out of their way to entice the kind of creative brands or funky tech startups that try to keep the "Arts" in Arts District.

12. 330 South Alameda

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330 Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

This seven-story development is set to include 186 live-work units, 22,000 square feet of retail space, and a garage that will fit more than 400 cars. Currently, the project site is currently home to a pretty uninspiring office building.

13. AMP Lofts

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695 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

A residential project years in the making, the latest version of this mixed-user will include lots of open space, 320 live/work apartments, a communal artisan workshop, and, of course, a dog run. Construction is scheduled to begin in December.

14. Industrial

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South Alameda Street & Industrial Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Designed by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects, this brick-and-metal-covered mixed-user will have 360 units, underground parking (with two levels above ground), and "an affordable housing component."

15. Violet Street project

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2136 Violet St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

This nine-story mixed use project planned for the site of a recycling facility will primarily consist of offices and street-level retail. Huge murals adorning the building's exterior should attract some pretty hip corporate tenants.

16. Legendary Development project

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950 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

This massive project includes 472 apartments and 22,000 square feet of retail space. Due to complaints from nearby residents, the project's design was reworked earlier this year. It's scheduled to open in late 2018.

17. 668 South Alameda

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668 Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Plans were filed just last week for this project, which would replace an old cold storage building with 475 live-work apartments and 45,500 square feet of commercial space. The project, engineered by developer Mark Janda, is strategically located right across the street from the previously mentioned Row DTLA complex.

18. 520 Mateo Street

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520 Mateo St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

The scale of this project was quite impressive when it was revealed in May, but its 600 residential units now seem downright paltry compared to the 1,736 that the 6AM project is set to bring. Still, make no mistake, this is a big project. In addition to all those live-work condos, it'll also add 60,000 square feet of retail space.

19. Alameda hotel project

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400 Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Plans for this development were filed with the city yesterday. Intriguingly, the adaptive reuse project doesn't include any live-work units or creative office space. Instead, developers of the site plan to turn the old brick industrial building that's there now into a 66 room hotel. It'll join the American Hotel on Hewitt as one of the few places for young, hip out-of-towners to crash for the night.

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Alameda St & E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Ok, so this is pretty much the reason we're here. Developer Sun Cal's recently revealed project promises to reshape the Arts District in much the same that the One Santa Fe Complex did upon opening in 2014. In addition to twin 58-story towers, the staggeringly massive project will add plenty of office and retail space, as well as a school to the area.

Alameda St & E 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

2. Soho Warehouse

1000 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021

The Arts District's most exclusive new joint is Soho Warehouse, a members-only club that will include a 1,500-square-foot performance space, a 14,000-square foot public market, a rooftop pool and observation deck, and 36 guest rooms. The club isn't expected to open until 2017, but it's already causing real estate prices to rise in the AD.

1000 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021

3. Ford Motor factory

2060 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

This fantastic old Ford factory in the southern Arts District sold late last year for $37 million to developers who wanted to reboot the whole complex as creative offices with some retail on the ground floor. It was rumored that BuzzFeed might be moving in, but it looks like that didn't quite pan out. The whole shebang is scheduled for completion next month, according to Downtown News.

2060 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

4. Row DTLA

777 Alameda Los Angeles, CA

The Runyon Group, owners of the Arts District-adjacent complex formerly known as Alameda Square (and home to the American Apparel factory), are rebranding the site as Row DTLA—a massive facility housing offices, creative space, and luxury retail and dining establishments.There's no firm timetable in place yet, but the exterior walls of the complex facing 7th Street have already been outfitted with a pretty eye-catching new mural.

5. Bay Street mixed use project

2110 Bay St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Last year, LA-based Bay Capital Fund dropped $11.5 million on a two-acre parking lot directly east of the forthcoming Soho House. Now, plans have surfaced to turn the site into a big mixed-use complex with 110 live-work units and a shed-like structure that will house retail and restaurant space. A timetable for the project has not yet been set.

2110 Bay St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

6. Sixth Street Viaduct

E 6th St. / Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Designed by HNTB with an assist from One Santa Fe architect Michael Maltzan, the wavy new viaduct will have dedicated bike paths and 60-foot-tall arches when it opens in 2019. Demolition of the beloved old bridge began earlier this year and is now more than halfway complete.

E 6th St. / Whittier Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

7. Colyton live-Work Complex

527 Colyton St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Currently the site of a popular popup coffee stand, this site will soon give way to a 310-unit development with 11,375 square feet of commercial space. The project site is conveniently located next to the Arts District's much-delayed new park, now nearly complete.

527 Colyton St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

8. Challenge Cream and Butter Building

929 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Arts District seems to be the new place to put your private club. In addition to the Soho Warehouse, an exclusive club is planned for this 1920s commercial building. A gym, pool, and office space are also part of the project, which will add an additional three stories to the building.

929 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

9. Coca-Cola building

963 E. Fourth St., Los Angeles, CA

This vacant, 123,600-square-foot building is slated for a rebirth. Built in 1915, the factory was Coke's SoCal production center until 1929. Soon it will become creative office space with a rooftop "penthouse" and a restaurant.

963 E. Fourth St.
Los Angeles, CA

10. At Mateo

Mateo Street & Palmetto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
chic industrial buildings

. The project is slated to open in early 2017.

Mateo Street & Palmetto Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

11. Santa Fe Business Center

500 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013

If you needed any further indication that the AD's bohemian vibe is going a bit corporate, look no further than this four-story structure that will bring a little under 75,000 square feet of new office space to the area. And with a generic name like the Santa Fe Business Center, developers aren't exactly going out of their way to entice the kind of creative brands or funky tech startups that try to keep the "Arts" in Arts District.

500 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90013

12. 330 South Alameda

330 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

This seven-story development is set to include 186 live-work units, 22,000 square feet of retail space, and a garage that will fit more than 400 cars. Currently, the project site is currently home to a pretty uninspiring office building.

330 Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

13. AMP Lofts

695 South Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90021

A residential project years in the making, the latest version of this mixed-user will include lots of open space, 320 live/work apartments, a communal artisan workshop, and, of course, a dog run. Construction is scheduled to begin in December.

695 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

14. Industrial

South Alameda Street & Industrial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Designed by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects, this brick-and-metal-covered mixed-user will have 360 units, underground parking (with two levels above ground), and "an affordable housing component."

South Alameda Street & Industrial Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021

15. Violet Street project

2136 Violet St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

This nine-story mixed use project planned for the site of a recycling facility will primarily consist of offices and street-level retail. Huge murals adorning the building's exterior should attract some pretty hip corporate tenants.

2136 Violet St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

16. Legendary Development project

950 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

This massive project includes 472 apartments and 22,000 square feet of retail space. Due to complaints from nearby residents, the project's design was reworked earlier this year. It's scheduled to open in late 2018.

950 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

17. 668 South Alameda

668 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Plans were filed just last week for this project, which would replace an old cold storage building with 475 live-work apartments and 45,500 square feet of commercial space. The project, engineered by developer Mark Janda, is strategically located right across the street from the previously mentioned Row DTLA complex.

668 Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

18. 520 Mateo Street

520 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

The scale of this project was quite impressive when it was revealed in May, but its 600 residential units now seem downright paltry compared to the 1,736 that the 6AM project is set to bring. Still, make no mistake, this is a big project. In addition to all those live-work condos, it'll also add 60,000 square feet of retail space.

520 Mateo St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

19. Alameda hotel project

400 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Plans for this development were filed with the city yesterday. Intriguingly, the adaptive reuse project doesn't include any live-work units or creative office space. Instead, developers of the site plan to turn the old brick industrial building that's there now into a 66 room hotel. It'll join the American Hotel on Hewitt as one of the few places for young, hip out-of-towners to crash for the night.

400 Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90013