8th & Hope
Los Angeles, CA
The Preston Partnership and Gensler
588,531 sq. ft.
MATT Construction is building Wood Partners’ new mixed use project at 8th and Hope in the south-western quarter of Downtown L.A., an increasingly vibrant urban neighborhood of residential apartments, retail establishments, restaurants and entertainment venues, including L.A. Live and the Staples Center, and conveniently close to the downtown office-building core. The project will be replacing a former parking lot with a 22-story tower featuring 290 one- and two-bedroom apartments, six floors of parking (including two below grade), 5,000 sq. ft. of retail space at street level, and, at the building’s highest point, a helipad. The building’s structural system utilizes reinforced concrete with post-tensioned decks.
The design, by the Atlanta-based Preston Partnership, calls for an all-glass façade that will permit floor-to-ceiling windows, giving the apartments spectacular views. A landscaped “amenity plaza” will be situated atop the parking deck, where residents can enjoy a pool and a Jacuzzi; an adjacent club room will feature folding glass walls that can open to the amenity deck and the temperate Los Angeles climate. Residents can also take advantage of another open-air amenity deck on the rooftop, affording skyline views ranging from nearby local hot spots and L.A. night life to the mountains that surround the basin.
The building’s 5,000 sq. ft. of retail space will provide residents access to additional conveniences, while providing retail operators proximity to a built-in pool of potential customers.