The owners of the San Antonio Winery in Lincoln Heights, is looking to add more offices near Metro's Chinatown Station.
This week, the Riboli family announced plans to redevelop a surface parking lot at 130 W. College Street with a new five-story building featuring approximately 225,000 square feet of offices above approximately 8,200 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Plans also call for landscaped outdoor areas for both employees and residents.
“As members of this community for more than a century, we see 130 College as an amazing opportunity to help breathe new life into the more industrial side of Chinatown with a beautiful design that puts environmental sustainability and employee wellness at the forefront,” said Steve Riboli in a news release.
Grimshaw Architects is designing the proposed project, which is portrayed in renderings as a contemporary low-rise structure, which would be flanked by open spaces, including a central courtyard located mid-block along Bruno Street, and a plaza at the intersection of Alameda and College streets.
“Today’s offices must be highly desirable spaces for workers who put a priority on wellness, the social dimension of the workplace, and the quality and range of amenities,” said Grimshaw managing partner Andrew Byrne. “Our design for 130 College will create appealing internal and external environments that prioritize the health and wellbeing of the working communities in the building. We are confident that 130 College will make a substantial, positive contribution to the vitality of the neighborhoods.”
The proposed office complex at 130 College follows a series of investments from the Riboli family into their Chinatown properties, including the restoration of the Capitol Milling Building across the street as offices for rent. The family is also connected to a large mixed-use, high-rise complex slated for a narrow strip of land overlooking Los Angeles State Historic Park.
Other investors are also active in the area surrounding Chinatown Station, such as Atlas Capital Group, which has secured approvals to build more than 700 apartments on an empty lot across the street from 130 College Street. Likewise, companies such as Redcar Properties have invested in new office projects - such as the mass-timber structure now wrapping up work at 843 N. Spring Street.
The development site also sits just north of the home of Homeboy Industries, which is flanked by a growing cluster of new affordable housing communities.
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