A project from Los Angeles County to substitute and rehabilitate a handful of public offices near Vermont and Sixth Streets in Koreatown is moving forward with complete steam, with job on one of the new towers anticipated to start this summer.
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors certified the final environmental impact report of the project and endorsed a financing wave.
The scheduled development — held for Koreatown as a “victory”— will include a new 21-story office tower and the refurbishment of an current 12-story house, both created by Trammell Crow, for use as accommodation. The complex will also include a new affordable low-rise residential complex with Meta Housing community center.
The new office building designed by Gensler will serve as the new headquarters for the mental health department of the county and for the workforce development, aging, and community services of the county when completed.
Greg Ames, Trammell Crow Company’s managing director, informs Curbed that work on the new office tower is anticipated to begin this August with an estimated completion in early 2021.
A 12-story building already on site, built by Steinberg Architects, will be upgraded and reused as 172 flats with retail on the ground floor and a rooftop amenity deck. This building is now occupied by county employees who, once it is finished, will move into the office building. Renovations will start here following the completion of the office building in late 2021, and are anticipated to be completed in early 2023.
The six-story affordable residential complex of Meta Housing will hold 72 units designated for seniors. This structure will also include a 13,000-square-foot community center, built by Y&M Architects.
Trammell Crow was “attracted to the chance to have a multi-faceted, multi-faceted growth relationship with the county of Los Angeles,” suggests Ames. The firm looks forward to “engaging in the revitalization of the Vermont Corridor and really helping to promote transit-oriented development in Koreatown.” In 2016, the Vermont Corridor project was approved by the board of directors.