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Street Art – Enhancing Los Angeles Buildings

Los Angeles has an abundance of street art, especially DTLA and in the DTLA Arts District. I and many downtown dwellers view and define “street art” as artwork in a public space that has a generally pleasing design. Contrast that with typical street-gang graffiti, which was primarily composed of dreadfully designed words and dominated the public realm prior to 2000. Most denizens consider graffiti to be blight. Street art adds value to the public realm as well as property values, especially in areas such as the Arts District. Check out some great examples here: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/lastreetart/. A large portion of DTLA street art has been painted on industrial buildings.

Street art is not exclusive to gentrifying areas. See below in the heart of Skid Row with homeless encampments.

Alameda Corridor Update

The Alameda Corridor is a 20-mile railroad “expressway” that connects the World Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with the national rail system. The Corridor began operating in April 2002 and its main purpose was to alleviate truck traffic on local freeways and create a more efficient way to move cargo containers from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to the Downtown Los Angeles rail  yards. Effectively, the Corridor has created an efficient solution to get cargo containers from the Ports to major inland distribution points in the Inland Empire and as far east as Kansas City and Chicago. As of April 2016, the Alameda Corridor was handling an average of almost 36 trains per day and over 11,000 TEU’S. The Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA) owns and operates the Corridor and charges user fees to the railroads on a per-TEU basis.

The five-county Greater Los Angeles region represents the largest industrial market in the nation with approximately 1.0 BSF, connected by the region’s modern sea ports, highways, railways and airports. The region historically has boasted the strongest market
fundamentals in the country relating to rents, vacancy and availability rates and pricing. In Greater Los Angeles, the overall vacancy rate was 1.2% as of the fourth quarter of 2017. The market also generated 9.3 MSF of gross activity in the fourth quarter.

Brick Warehouse For Sale – 135,000 SF, Los Angeles

img_2588Former American Apparel Facility.
Classic Brick Buildings, BowTruss Roof Roof, Great Natural Light.
Creative Campus conversion: art gallery, live/work.
Warehouse, Manufacturing, or Cannabis/Cultivation/Growing Uses.
Skylights, Sprinklers, Gated Parking.
1,200 AMPS of power, 120/240 Volts, 3 phase.
Adjacent to Slauson Central Retail Plaza: Starbucks, Fatburger, etc.
10 minutes south of DTLA Arts District.
For sale. img_2520

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LEASED – 18,300 SF Food Processing Building in Los Angeles

An 18,300 square foot food processing building was leased this month to a vegan meal prep and delivery company based in Los Angeles. They needed this space for their expanding business of shipping prepared meals across the country.

los angeles food processing building with floor drains, cooking hood, washable walls, cooler
Downtown L.A. food processing building with floor drains, cooking hood, washable walls, cooler.

The facility was previously occupied by Revolution Foods who prepared school lunches here for Los Angeles charter schools. The new tenant signed a long term lease and will make some improvements to the space. BROCHURE-SitePlan 1715 E 21st LEASED