27-Story DTLA High-Rise To Go Before Planning Commission Following Appeal

The project was first proposed by Forest City, which has since been acquired by real estate giant Brookfield Asset Management
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The Central Los Angeles Area Planning Commission will have a public hearing next week on an appeal of approvals for 949 S. Hope St., where plans have called for a 27-story, 236-unit mixed-use high-rise.

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Project applicant Forest City, which was acquired by commercial real estate giant Brookfield Asset Management in 2017, filed plans for the Downtown Los Angeles project that same year, but approvals from the planning department the following year were met with an appeal from the Skyline Homeowners Association.

In its appeal, the homeowners association of the project-adjacent, 14-story condo building at 600 W. 9th St. said the project requires more analysis of its environmental impacts than were done prior to the city granting project approvals in 2018.

If approved once again, plans for the 251,222-square-foot tower would include approximately 10,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial restaurant space split between three separate restaurants. Designs also call for amenities including a roof deck, sky lounge, and fitness room.

Seeking a 20-percent required parking reduction, the developer has also planned for an existing 440-space underground parking garage at the project site to fulfill the project’s parking requirements. The garage would also continue as parking for an existing 14-story apartment building near the project site under the plan.

Dean Boerner

Dean Boerner is a California-based writer previously with Bisnow and the San Francisco Business Times. He received his bachelor's degree in economics and business from Saint Mary's College of California, where he also served as the editor-in-chief of The Collegian, the school's campus newspaper. Before that, he spent two years as the publication's sports editor, and he remains a committed fan, for better or worse, of his Sacramento Kings, San Francisco Giants, and Saint Mary's Gaels.
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