Construction on 30-story tower at 2nd and Broadway in LA set to begin in 2022

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A proposed 30-story condo tower with office space and ground-floor retail could begin construction in 2022 and be completed three years later, new planning documents show, Curbed reports.

The Gensler-designed tower would rise over an entrance to the the forthcoming Regional Connector’s Historic Broadway station in Downtown LA. The developer is Tribune Media Company. The project would rise across the street from Times Mirror Square, which Tribune sold in 2016.

The tower’s construction has been planned so that it won’t overlap with work on the Regional Connector, the four-stop Downtown subway line that will link the Gold, Expo, and Blue lines. The connector is expected to open by the end of 2021.

Shortly after, work is scheduled to start on the high-rise, which will bring 107 condos, 534,000 sq. ft. of office space, and 7,200 sq. ft. of ground-floor shops to the Historic Core. (The site was formerly a surface parking lot that’s being used to stage construction equipment for the Regional Connector.)

Condos within the glassy, Jenga tower-like project will be mostly one- and two-bedrooms, with about a dozen studios and three-bedrooms each. The residences will range from 650 to 1,630 sq. ft. The tower will also hold parking for 628 cars.

An existing parking lot on the south side of the property would be retained, and the developer plans to add a paseo to connect the garage with the Broadway and Spring sides of the project.

Across the street, at the Times Mirror Square site, the plan is to erect two new high-rises reaching 37 and 53 stories high and incorporate the older buildings on the site, including the Moderne-style Los Angeles Times Building designed by Gordon B. Kaufman, which dates to the 1930s.

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