Central Business District
Multifamily Rental Housing
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.
Case Study/Profile Type: DCS
World Region: North America
Developer(s): Gilmore Associates
Designer(s): Killefer Flammang Architects