Old Bank District

Format
Full

City
Los Angeles

State/Province
CA

Country
USA

Metro Area
Los Angeles

Project Type
Mixed Use

Location Type
Central Business District

Land Uses
Mixed-Use Building
Multifamily Rental Housing

Keywords
Adaptive use
Downtown housing
Historic preservation
Loft housing
Public-private partnership
Redevelopment
Urban regeneration

Site Size
1.9 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
1999

Date Opened
2002

Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles’s historic core, the Old Bank District comprises three historic office buildings that were converted into 230 market-rate, rental loft apartments with 102,840 square feet (9,520 square meters) of ground-floor retail space. The first project completed under a city program designed to promote the development of downtown housing by relaxing building code requirements, the Old Bank District serves as a model for other adaptive use projects in Los Angeles. Redevelopment of the historic buildings along Fourth Street between Spring and Main streets has attracted national attention. Planning for the $33.5 million project began in 1998, and the loft conversions were completed in 2001.

City
Los Angeles

State/Province
CA

Country
USA

Metro Area
Los Angeles

Project Type
Mixed Use

Location Type
Central Business District

Land Uses
Mixed-Use Building
Multifamily Rental Housing

Keywords
Adaptive use
Downtown housing
Historic preservation
Loft housing
Public-private partnership
Redevelopment
Urban regeneration

Site Size
1.9 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
1999

Date Opened
2002

Date Completed:
Case Study/Profile Type: DCS
Website: http://http://www.laloft.com/
World Region: North America
Developer(s): Gilmore Associates
Website (Dev.):
Designer(s): Killefer Flammang Architects
Website (Des.):

One response to “Old Bank District”

  1. […] the ARO touched off a surge of office-to-residential conversions (see Old Bank District case study, casestudies.uli.org/old-bank-district-4) that redefined downtown L.A. as one of the country‚Äôs trendiest neighborhoods. The boom reached […]

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