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Exploring New Developments | 03.15.14

Exploring New Developments | 03.15.14

We started our Saturday afternoon checking out the brand new Barker Block Warehouse No. 1 in the Arts District of Downtown LA. The open house was for the 2nd release of 20 of the 68 adaptive re-use lofts that included 1- and 2-bedroom units and 1- and 2-story lofts ranging from 650+ to 2,000+ square feet with pricing starting at $500K. This is the final phase of Barker Block.


Part of the model that shows the Barker Block properties and surrounding area. Photo features the first phase on the left and the final phase, Warehouse No. 1, on the right.


View from the rooftop of Barker Block's 1st phase building.
Unfortunately, I was too busy having fun exploring the amazing units that I didn't take many photos. For more info:


On our drive home from the Arts District, we drove through the Fashion District and on 8th Street & Santee Street, we noticed that this building was being prepared for occupancy. Looking up and into the windows, we could see that there are frames already set up for walls/rooms. I've been told that these will be residential units.


Meanwhile, the 22-story residential project on 8th and Hope,  is just about complete. If you were wondering what was stopping traffic on 8th Street starting on Grand Ave in the last 4 days, it was because they have been removing the final parts of the construction crane in the building.


View looking southwest down Hope Street.
8th and Hope will feature 290 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, 6 floors of parking, and 5,000 sq. ft. of retail space at street level. (Info from MATT Construction.)


8th & Hope is expected to be completed later this year.


There is a ton of construction and development happening in Downtown LA! In the photo above, on the bottom left is the 700-unit project that will include Whole Foods on the ground level. On the top right is a 32-story apartment tower at 9th and Olive, 888 S. Olive Street. Even the parking lot in the bottom right corner will soon turn into a construction site for yet another building.

It's an exciting time to be a resident in Downtown LA and witness all these changes and developments. I'm looking forward to welcoming more residents into the neighborhood an showing them around. ;D

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