July 13, 2020
Vancouver, Canada-based developer Onni Group updated its designs for Times Mirror Square, a proposed mixed-use high-rise development on a 3.6-acre city block on Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles. The project would include a 53-story and a 37-story tower planned for 1,127 apartment units, and 34,000 square feet of ground floor commercial uses.
The project is under review by L.A.’s Planning Commission, including two new design options that were presented last week. The City Planning Commission approved the project, and required further design changes to be approved by the CPC design sub-committee and City Planning staff. The Commission also required 8% of the TFAR direct provisions ($1 million) to go to a general park fund, and 34 units would be set aside as restricted affordable housing units for 55 years.
The designs from AC Martin reflect the strong horizontal and vertical lines found in the adjacent building’s Art Deco architecture. One design tops the buildings with rectangular fins and canopies, while the other offers a sloping glass roofline.
New design concepts include an option for a proposed podium along Broadway that aligns the podium height with the adjoining L.A. Times Building, and brings the tower’s glass façades down to street level.
Historic landmark Times buildings along Spring Street, that were built in the 1930s and 1940s, are slated to be preserved and brought back to life with office and ground-floor commercial uses.
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