Renderings have emerged for notorious developer Geoff Palmer's latest Downtown-adjacent apartment complex along the Harbor Freeway corridor.

View of "Ruspoli" looking north toward Downtown Los AngelesGMPA Architects

The project, which What Now Los Angeles reports is named the Ruspoli Tower, will rise from a property located at 2321-2327 S. Flower Street, replacing a surface parking lot. Plans call for a 15-story tower featuring 280 studio apartments atop 700 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and subterranean parking for 64 vehicles.

Palmer will set aside 31 of the apartments as deed-restricted affordable housing at the extremely low-income level to meet a requirement of the Southeast Los Angeles community plan implementation overlay, per a determination letter issued in February by the Planning Department.

GMPA Architects is designing the tower, which is depicted as a contemporary mid-rise tower standing approximately 224 feet in height. Plans call for landscaped yards and a rooftop amenity deck.

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The project would partially fulfill the original vision of Palmer's Lorenzo apartment complex across the street, which had called for proposed a residential tower standing as high as 50 stories on the property. Palmer later downsized that proposal to a smaller 12-story tower before ultimately abandoning the project in 2016.

The Ruspoli may be the tallest development in the works near Metro's LATTC/Ortho Institute Station, but it is not the largest. A short distance east at the intersection of Adams Boulevard and Grand Avenue, Cityview is now in construction on a seven-story, 296-unit apartment complex.

Palmer, best known for his collection of Italian Renaissance-inspired apartment complexes along the Harbor Freeway, is also in construction at the 1,150-unit Ferrante apartments at the intersection of Temple Street and Beaudry Avenue.

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