The proposed residential-retail complex, dubbed "the Hill," would consist of a 20-story tower featuring 232 condominiums, 14,000 square feet of ground-level retail space and 355 automobile parking spaces. Plans call for a mixture of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom dwellings, each of which would feature a balcony. The project, which is being developed by 940 Hill, LLC, would rise from a .79-acre site at 940 South Hill Street, replacing a one-story commercial building built during the early 1970s.
Designs for the Hill were crafted by DGB-Line, a Koreatown-based architecture and planning firm. According to site plans filed with the City of Los Angeles, the tower would cap its four-level parking and retail podium with an amenity deck consisting of an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and a club room. Additional residential amenities would sit atop the building's roof, including a spa deck and a garden.
Like many new Downtown towers, the Hill would feature a glass exterior on its upper residential levels and metal paneling to obscure its above-grade parking structure. The project is one of the latest to take advantage of Mayor Eric Garcetti's recent edict to eliminate mandatory rooftop helipads on new high-rise buildings. Instead, the tower would be adorned with a decorative glass blade, pushing its peak height to 268 feet above street level.
A timeline for the high-rise project is uncertain at this point in time. The proposed development will be presented to the DLANC Planning and Land Use Committee this coming Tuesday.
The project would rise along a bustling section of Olympic Boulevard now awash in development activity. Nearly one dozen ground-up and adaptive reuse developments are currently under construction within a quarter-mile radius of the project site, adding new apartments, hotel rooms and office space to Downtown core.
- 940 Hill Mixed Use (DLANC)
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