The wheels are in motion on a plan by local and prolific architecture firm Johnson Fain to build a seven-story residential and retail complex near the Los Angeles State Historic Park, the Downtown News reports. New renderings offer a first glimpse of how that complex would look.
Built on the offices that currently house the architecture firm, the project would have 118 residential units and almost 8,800 square feet of retail and office space on the ground floor, says the News. Johnson Fain tells Curbed 118 units will be apartments.
The rendering shows balconies off the building’s east and west sides, as well as glassy ground-floor storefronts.
Parking would be on two underground levels, and would accommodate 170 cars and 156 bikes.
Located at 1201 North Broadway, the project would be just west of the recently reopened Los Angeles State Historic Park and about a half mile from the Chinatown Gold Line Station.
Johnson Fain’s been busy in Chinatown. The firm recently designed Blossom Plaza, the mixed-use project that sits alongside the neighborhood Gold Line Station.
Scott Johnson, a partner at the firm, told the Downtown News, “We thought that since we’re doing this for everyone else, we should create the entitlements ourselves.”
Johnson estimates that the project is at least 18 months away from starting construction. No budget has been revealed, says the News, and it’s not clear where Johnson Fain would relocate to once work begins on the site.
Just across the street from 1201 North Broadway, a long and large 920-apartment project has been proposed by Steve Riboli, who owns the nearby San Antonio Winery. The seven-building project would run alongside almost the entire length of the park.