The 20-story building, which replaced a parking lot at 620 S. Curson Avenue, consists of 285 apartments in a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom floor plans. The project is also accompanied by parking for 410-vehicles in a subterranean garage and within an adjoining structure that also serves a neighboring office building.
MVE + Partners designed the roughly 200-foot-tall building, which has a sleek glass exterior punctuated with cantilevered and inset balconies. An open-air deck featuring a swimming pool and outdoor seating areas sits at roof level, complementing interior amenities such as a fitness center.
According to a leasing website for the property, the apartments at One Museum Square range between 664 and 1,298 square feet in size. Rents for the building begin at $3,655 per month, as run as high as $8,050 per month.
The name One Museum Square is a direct reference to the adjoining Museum Square complex, another J.H. Snyder property which is currently home to the Screen Actors Guild. The company originally pursued the project as an expansion of the neighboring office building with up to 250,000 square feet of space, but ultimately built a residential development.
While Snyder may have soured on plans for another office building, other developers have placed bets on the Miracle Mile neighborhood. Most notably, Onni Group has proposed a 1.8-million-square-foot expansion of the Wilshire Courtyard across the street.
One Museum Square is the latest in a recent series of high-rise apartment developments to rise in the Mid-Wilshire and Beverly Grove neighborhoods, including a 16-story tower now being built by WS Communities at 6401 Wilshire Boulevard. Other projects in the pipeline include the 42-story Mirabel on Wilshire tower planned by Walter N. Marks, Inc.
Outside of office and residential developments, the Miracle Mile's cultural institutions are also in the midst of changes. To the west, LACMA is in the early stages of construction on its controversial rebuild, while the Academy of Museum of Motion Pictures is scheduled to debut on Fairfax Avenue in the Fall. The La Brea Tar Pits and Page Museum is also slated to undergo its own makeover, although a timeline for that project has yet to be announced.
- One Museum Square (Urbanize LA)