One Santa Fe

Format
Full

City
Los Angeles

State/Province
CA

Country
USA

Metro Area
Los Angeles

Project Type
Mixed Use

Location Type
Other Central City

Land Uses
Arts Center
Multifamily Rental Housing
Office
Plaza
Restaurant
Retail
Structured Parking
Transportation Use
Underground Parking

Keywords
Affordable housing
Air rights
Art center
Arts-oriented development
Low-income housing
Mixed-income housing
Mixed-use development
Neighborhood retail center
Outdoor events
pedestrian streets
Public-private partnership
Transit-oriented development

Site Size
4.03 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
2005

Date Opened
2014

A bright white “side-scraper” stretches three-tenths of a mile along the eastern edge of downtown Los Angeles, sandwiched between railroad yards and the river on one side and the city’s burgeoning loft district on the other. This structure is One Santa Fe, whose 510,000 square feet of space includes 438 apartments (88 of which are affordable units), as well as 78,620 square feet of retail and office space. The development, located on a narrow parking lot leased from a transit authority, was built using $165 million in public and private housing and commercial financing. Surrounding One Santa Fe’s internal pedestrian promenade is an eclectic mix of retailers, including both local convenience businesses and regional specialty shops that complement the neighborhood’s artistic and creative energy.

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Format
Full

City
Los Angeles

State/Province
CA

Country
USA

Metro Area
Los Angeles

Project Type
Mixed Use

Location Type
Other Central City

Land Uses
Arts Center
Multifamily Rental Housing
Office
Plaza
Restaurant
Retail
Structured Parking
Transportation Use
Underground Parking

Keywords
Affordable housing
Air rights
Art center
Arts-oriented development
Low-income housing
Mixed-income housing
Mixed-use development
Neighborhood retail center
Outdoor events
pedestrian streets
Public-private partnership
Transit-oriented development

Site Size
4.03 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
2005

Date Opened
2014

Website

https://www.berkshirecommunities.com/apartments/ca/los-angeles/one-santa-fe/

Further reading

https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/10168-one-santa-fe

http://www.multifamilyexecutive.com/design-development/frustrated-market-rate-developers-turn-to-tax-exempt-bonds-1_o

https://la.curbed.com/maps/arts-district-los-angeles-development-map-2

Project address

300 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Developers

Cowley Real Estate Partners
Culver City, California
www.cowleyrep.com

Polis Builders Ltd.
Los Angeles, California

The McGregor Company
Beverly Hills, California
www.mcgregorbrown.com

Canyon Capital Realty Advisors, through Canyon-Johnson Urban Fund III
Century City, California
www.canyonpartners.com/strategies/real-estate

Financial partner

Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group

Owner

Berkshire Group
Boston, Massachusetts

Design architect

Michael Maltzan Architecture
Los Angeles, California

Executive architects

KTGY Architecture+Planning

Gensler

Landscape architect

LRM Landscape Architecture

General contractor

Bernards
San Fernando, California

Engineering

Gouvis Group

Weidlinger Associates Inc.

KPFF Consulting Engineers

Public relations

JSPR

Open Line PR

Photographers

Douglas Hill Photography, architectural images

Warren Air Video & Photography, aerial images

Interviewees

Emily Watson, senior vice president, Berkshire Communities
Michael Murillo, leasing director, Berkshire Communities
Charles Cowley, president, Cowley Real Estate Partners
Michael Maltzan, principal architect, Michael Maltzan Architecture

ULI Staff

Patrick L. Phillips
Global Chief Executive Officer

Ralph Boyd
Chief Executive Officer, ULI Americas

Stockton Williams
Executive Vice President, Content

Payton Chung
Director
Case Studies and Publications
Principal Author

James A. Mulligan
Senior Editor