A new marketing website offers a look at fresh renderings of the Cumulus District, an 11-acre mixed-use complex now taking shape next to Metro's La Cienega/Jefferson Station.


The project, which is being developed by Carmel Partners, will consist of 1,210 apartments and 100,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space - half of which has been leased by Whole Foods - surrounding a one-acre park.

A 31-story tower, called ARQ, sits at the northern section of the property.  The 320-foot tower will feature 300 residential units, parking, and a rooftop amenity deck with views of the Los Angeles basin.

The remaining 910 apartments will be located in a collection of interconnected seven-story structures called VOX. 

The Cumulus District's design team includes Solomon Cordwell Buenz, TCA Architects, and Studio MLA.

Completion is scheduled to occur in phases through 2020 and 2021.

Carmel Partners, based out of San Francisco, has developed numerous large housing and commercial developments in the Los Angeles area - including the Eighth & Grand and Atelier apartments in Downtown.  The company is currently in the midst of construction on high-rise projects in the Arts District and Sawtelle neighborhood.

While the high-rise ARQ apartments may tower above its surroundings for the time being, it is not the only tower in the works near La Cienega/Jefferson Station.  A short distance east, the steel frame of the 17-story Wrapper development is now rising next to Ballona Creek.