Project Location: 1111 S. Broadway; 1108 S. Hill St.; 120 W. 12th St.; Los Angeles, CA 90015
This proposed project would involve the rehabilitation of the Herald Examiner Building, a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, and construction of two new mixed-use buildings in Downtown Los Angeles. The Herald Examiner Building, located at 1111 South Broadway, would be rehabilitated in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation to include 20,000 square feet of retail space, 9,000 square feet of indoor amenities, and 39,725 square feet of office space. The existing Press building, located at 1108 South Hill Street adjacent to the Herald Examiner Building, would be demolished and replaced with a new 24-story building that would feature 2,560 square feet of retail space, 268 condominium units, and 366 parking spaces. An approximately 50-foot wide courtyard would be constructed between the rehabilitated Herald Examiner Building and the newly constructed Hill Street building. A 37-story building is proposed at 120 West 12th Street, a site currently occupied by an asphalt-paved parking lot that would feature 10,000 square feet of retail space, 319 condominium units, and 523 parking spaces.
Construction of the proposed project would be phased and involve separate construction activities and timelines at each of the three project sites. Construction at the Broadway and Hill Street sites is estimated to begin in 2006 and will include abatement of hazards in the existing Herald Examiner and Press buildings, selective demolition within the Herald Examiner Building, demolition of the Press building and then rehabilitation of the Herald Examiner Building consistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Building Rehabilitation. Construction at the other two project sites is anticipated to involve excavation for the subterranean parking structures, construction of the parking garages and then construction of the new buildings. Construction at the Hill Street site is estimated to begin either in late 2006 or in early 2007 and be complete in 2009, and construction at the 12th Street site is estimated to begin in 2008 and be complete in 2010.