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Parcel Q, Los Angeles, United States 
Tuesday 26 Nov 2013
 
$650m scheme under consideration 
 
Image: Gehry Partners, LLP / Related Companies 
 
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03/12/13 javier, Hermosillo
Each new project Gehry, is a new way to captivate the city and observers of their projects, has become the best seller of contemporary architecture. This project gusaronahora me regular volumes you used
27/11/13 jon thogmartin, colton
would be a great addition to LA. nice scale & proportions. interesting with out overpowering music center.
 

Gehry's commercial hub in LA submitted for planning by Related Companies 

Related Companies today submitted a new conceptual plan designed by Frank Gehry for Parcel Q of the Grand Avenue project to the Los Angeles Grand Avenue Authority, a Joint Powers Authority of the County of Los Angeles (JPA) and CRA/LA Successor Agency. The plan addresses the three-acre block directly opposite Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. It integrates retail shops and restaurants with a hotel and a residential tower set within expansive public spaces that connect gracefully to Grand Avenue and surrounding streets. The $650m development will sit atop Grand Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets in downtown Los Angeles.  

The conceptual plan designed by Gehry Partners weaves together the hotel, commercial, residential and entertainment uses around a welcoming central plaza that opens to Grand Avenue. Public spaces and pedestrian connections span the site and provide easy access to nearby architectural gestures - Disney Hall, Cathedral of Our Lady of The Angels and The Broad - as well as to the Regional Connector and Metro Red Line subway stops and Grand Park, the highly popular neighbouring park financed and built by Related.

“We have been unwavering in our commitment to Grand Avenue,” said Bill Witte, president of Related California. “This three-acre block will create a vibrant destination that will serve as a northern anchor for downtown, complementing the already completed and spectacular Grand Park as well as The Broad and our residential tower both under construction across Grand Avenue.”

Gehry Partners has designed a gradual slope down to Olive Street through the central public plaza, spreading the dynamic mix of entertainment, dining and shopping over several carefully choreographed levels. A distinctive tower at the corner of Grand and 1st is slated for a hotel of up to 300 rooms while a residential tower adjacent to 2nd Street envisions a mix of market-rate and affordable apartments and condominiums. Rooftop pavilions and terraces throughout will offer expansive views. 

The JPA will now review the submitted plan and when approved, Related and Gehry will move to schematic design that will include architecture and a more refined master plan. Related has a longstanding commitment to the Grand Avenue project and has made substantial investments toward its development. The company provided the funding and project management of construction for Grand Park through a $50m advance payment on the 99-year base ground lease that underlies this block of county-owned land. 

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