First Glimpse Of The Lake On Wilshire

Dec 29, 2016

Mixed-use development to bring a hotel, apartments and a cultural center to Wilshire Boulevard.

An environmental report published by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning has revealed renderings for a proposed high-rise complex near the Westlake/MacArthur Park subway station.

The project, dubbed The Lake on Wilshire, would rise from an approximately 1.5-acre site at 1930 W. Wilshire Boulevard.  Plans call for the construction of a 41-story tower on a current parking lot fronting Wilshire and Bonnie Brae Street, featuring 479 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments – including 39 affordable units.

An adjacent mid-rise structure fronting Wilshire would contain a cultural and performing arts center, featuring classrooms, a dance studio and an 850-seat theater. Renderings depict a large statue of the Buddha overlooking the intersection, while other signage and murals make reference to Sri Lankan culture.

The property owner, a local physician, also intends to convert an adjoining 13-story structure into a 220-key hotel. The late 1920s building formerly served as the regional headquarters of Crocker National Bank.

Local architecture and planning firm Archeon Group has been tapped to design the mixed-use complex, which at a maximum height of 459 feet, would create the tallest building in the Westlake district. The proposed tower would feature a number of landscaped outdoor decks, while the cultural center would greet passersby with a molded facade of colored vanceva glass.

Construction of the Lake development would occur over approximately 32 months, although a groundbreaking date has not been revealed.

  • Hotel Conversion and Residential Tower Planned Near MacArthur Park (Urbanize LA)
  • Initial Study: ENV-2016-3144 (LADCP)

Rendering of the Lake on Wilshire (Image: LADCP)

Rendering of the Lake on Wilshire (Image: LADCP)

Rendering of the Lake on Wilshire (Image: LADCP)

Rendering of the Lake on Wilshire (Image: LADCP)

Rendering of the Lake on Wilshire (Image: Archeon Group)

Rendering of the Lake on Wilshire (Image: Archeon Group)

Rendering of the Lake on Wilshire (Image: LADCP)

Rendering of the Lake on Wilshire (Image: LADCP)

Rendering of the Lake on Wilshire (Image: LADCP)

Rendering of the Lake on Wilshire (Image: LADCP)

Rendering of the Lake on Wilshire (Image: LADCP)

Rendering of the Lake on Wilshire (Image: LADCP)

Western elevation plan for the Lake on Wilshire (Image: LADCP)

Western elevation plan for the Lake on Wilshire (Image: LADCP)

Project site and surroundings (Image: LADCP)

Project site and surroundings (Image: LADCP)

Source: Ubanize.LA