At the northwest corner of Downtown Inglewood, a red tower crane was recently disassembled as construction progresses for the mixed-use Market Gateway development.
The project, which occupies a 2.77-acre site at the southeast corner of Florence and La Brea Avenues, is being developed by Thomas Safran & Associates. Plans call for a six-story structure featuring 242 apartments above a podium structure containing 48,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a 438-car garage.
According a landing page from the website of the project's general contractor Milender White, Market Gateway will include apartments ranging from 667 and 1,325 square feet in size, with restaurants, shops, and a grocery store lining the ground plane.
The podium-type complex, designed by Withee Malcolm, will be clad in materials including stucco, brick, and precast panels. Open space amenities will be located throughout the building, including a rooftop deck, multiple courtyards, and interior features such as a community room and a private gym for residents.
The project site sits directly south across Florence Avenue from the Downtown Inglewood Station on Metro's Crenshaw/LAX Line, which after multiple delays, is expected to open for passenger service in late 2021. However, construction of a proposed viaduct that would add grade separation at the intersection of Florence and Centinela Avenue could interrupt service on the 8.5-mile light rail line for a period of roughly two years, requiring a bus bridge during that period.
Market Gateway also sits west across Market Street from the proposed site of the Inglewood automated people mover's northern terminus. The $1-billion monorail-like system, if built, would connect the Crenshaw/LAX Line and Downtown Inglewood with the Forum and SoFi Stadium. To offset construction costs, the people mover's northern terminus could be coupled with a 600,000-square-foot development consisting of housing, commercial uses, and parking.
- Market Gateway (Urbanize LA)