Continuum Partners and Los Angeles Cold Storage have submitted a development application with the City of Los Angeles to reimagine a Downtown gateway site. As one of the few large Downtown parcels remaining, the 7.6-acre site at 4th Street and Central Avenue will be transformed by Denver-based developer Continuum Partners into a resilient, sustainable community that will provide a variety of housing options and jobs. LA Cold Storage President Larry Rauch has operated the site for nearly 50 years and is ready to see the area evolve.
Rauch long searched and ultimately identified Falcone as the right partner for this project given their aligned values in neighborhood stewardship and deepening community bonds. The project, dubbed Fourth & Central, calls for 1,521 residential units, 401,000 square feet of creative office space, 93,000 square feet of retail/restaurant use, and a 68-room hotel. A master plan of the site, which prioritizes the creation of a permeable and pedestrian-oriented community, proposes a total of ten distinct buildings, ranging in heights from 2 to 42 stories.
The design of Fourth & Central strives to create a human-scale ecosystem through a collection of buildings that reflect the area’s dynamic character. Each structure is uniquely designed to weave the project into the existing fabrics of the adjacent Arts District and Little Tokyo neighborhoods. The project’s master plan and project architecture are by Los Angeles-based Studio One Eleven. Two marquee buildings are designed by David Adjaye, a globally renowned architect best known for the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, DC. This will be Adjaye’s first ground-up building in Los Angeles.
“Fourth & Central provides an unmatched opportunity to leverage major transit improvements in a way that responsibly uplifts the community with increased housing and commercial opportunities,” said Alan Pullman, Founding Principal of Studio One Eleven. “Working with David Adjaye and his team, we’ve designed an open, street-level plan that incrementally connects with the neighborhood, providing diverse buildings, a rich mix of uses, and abundant green space – all human-scaled and accessible.” Construction is anticipated to begin on Fourth & Central in 2024. Source by Studio One Eleven and David Adjaye and images Courtesy of JSPR.