Plans from Jamison Services, Inc. to redevelop a portion of the Los Angeles World Trade Center have cleared a significant hurdle.

Earlier this week the Los Angeles City Council voted to adopt a sustainable communities environmental assessment for the proposed development at 350 S. Figueroa Street, which calls for demolishing part of the World Trade Center's parking garage and retail concourse to allow for the construction of a 41-story tower containing 570 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. 

CallistonRTKL is designing the proposed tower, which is depicted in conceptual renderings as a slender 480-foot-tall building with a glass curtain wall.  Plans call for amenity decks at the project's third floor and roof level.

No new parking is planned within the development.  Instead, Jamison intends to reallocate 155 parking spaces in the World Trade Center garage for use by residents.

Construction of the tower is expected to occur over approximately 39 months, according to the environmental study.

The proposed tower is the second Downtown high-rise from Jamison Services, which previously partnered on the Circa apartment complex near Staples Center.

The World Trade Center site is located east across Figueroa Street from the Los Angeles Hotel Downtown, where plans were announced for a more ambitious tower complex in 2018 which would have included the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.  However, the prospects of that project have become less certain since its developer - Shenzhen New World Group - has been tied to the FBI investigation into City Hall corruption.