An Arts District warehouse dating to the early 1940s has met its maker, and a mixed-use housing development is slated to take its place.


Camden Property Trust, the owner of underlying 2.75-acre property at Alameda and Industrial Streets, has received approvals from the City of Los Angeles to redevelop the site with 344 live/work apartments, 25,000 square feet of office space, and approximately 4,000 square feet of restaurant space.

LOHA is designing the project, which would be highlighted by a six-story structure clad with a combination of brick veneer, metal panels, and gray stucco.  Non street-facing facades would be wrapped with a green wall and murals.

A former rail spur which runs east-to-west across the project site is to be reactivated as a landscaped amenity space for residents, culminating in a standalone restaurant at Mill Street.

The project is to provide a combination of studio, one-, and two-bedroom dwellings, with parking for 536 vehicles to be located in an on-site garage.  Other project components include courtyards, terraces, and a fitness center.

Camden Property Trust has overcome several hurdles in its pursuit of the Industrial Street development, including a lawsuit from the Arts District Community Council which nearly overturned its approvals.  However, a settlement agreement reached earlier this year will allow the project to proceed.

At this point in time, Camden has only obtained demolition permits for the existing structures at 1525 Industrial Street.  No construction permits for the new building are being sought at this point in time.

The project site sits directly across Industrial Street from a similar development planned by AvalonBay Communities.  AVA Arts District would include a mix of live/work housing, retail space, and another rail spur that will repurposed as open space.

The Industrial site also abuts the industrial complex slated to make way for Suncal's $2-billion 6AM development, consisting of housing, office space, retail, and a hotel.

Camden Property Trust's other recent Los Angeles area developments include a similar residential-retail project at the intersection of Selma Avenue and Vine Street in Hollywood.