Thanks to the generous folks at Swinerton Builders and the ever-innovative planners at NAWIC, a group of women from Giroux Glass was given the chance to tour an impressive project on Thursday. The project is a “mixed used” building in the heart of Koreatown, an18-story mostly residential tower with approximately 5,540 square feet of ground floor retail space, and parking on the next few floors.
The almost 365,000 square foot development includes 190 units ranging from studios to two bedrooms and penthouse units, at rents that will start between $3,000 to $5,000 per month. Each residential floor has 16 units, some with balconies, and some with access to such welcome features as shared dog care areas. The top floor has only 8 units, at rents estimated to be much higher than those on the floors below. The development also features a sky deck amenity level with a clubhouse and an outdoor pool/spa. The roof does NOT include a helicopter pad, allowing for the space for the shared water features and social gathering areas, making this one of the first recent projects in DTLA to take advantage of helipads no longer being required on every rooftop.
The building, referred to as “3033,” is also being built under California Green Standards, with such innovative features as captured water being stored for 24 hours, and used in building planters, before any excess is released into sewer line drainage.
The building was designed by Steinberg, based in downtown Los Angeles. Construction began on the site in January 2014, and the first occupancies will begin on September 1st, 2016. At times the number of workers on the site grew to as many as 200 per day, representing multiple trades.
Special thanks go out to Project Manager Kyle Burnham for telling us about the project and leading the tour, as well as to May Seanoa-Sanchez for getting us to the right spot and her help with coordinating our NAWIC group.
The interested women from Giroux Glass who attended include: Lydia Arevalo; Julie Costantini; Dalila Fidencio; Barbara Kotsos; Kelly Louie; Sulem Lopez; Nataline Lomedico; Marisela Miranda; Monica Molinaro; Kaitlin Rowatt.