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Sixth Street Bridge Replacement With New Design in DTLA

6th Street bridge over the Arts District East

The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering is leading the construction of the new, $588 million Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project, the largest bridge project in the history of Los Angeles. The completed structure will be a 3,500-foot long viaduct connecting Boyle Heights and the Arts District across the Los Angeles River. The original viaduct was built in 1932, but had significantly deteriorated due to “concrete cancer”; it was demolished in 2016. The new viaduct will have ten pairs of lit arches, bike lanes and wider sidewalks, along with stairway access and bike ramps connecting to 12 acres of recreational and open space under the bridge, including the Len Hill Plaza. The bridge is funded primarily through the Federal Highway Administration, with additional City support. The viaduct will be completed in Summer 2022

Constructed in 1932, the original Sixth Street Viaduct (also known as the Sixth Street Bridge), was an important engineering landmark in the City of Los Angeles. It was one of a set of fourteen historic structures crossing the Los Angeles River, and the longest of these structures.

Due to its large size, the original Sixth Street Viaduct was constructed using an onsite concrete mixing plant. Unfortunately, the aggregate used in the concrete caused a chemical reaction known as Alkali Silica Reaction, which caused deterioration of the concrete structure within 20 years of its completion. The total project replacement cost is $488 million, making it the largest bridge project in the history of Los Angeles.

Located in a highly urbanized area just east of downtown Los Angeles, the original bridge acted as a critical transportation link between the neighborhoods of the Arts District on the west side and Boyle Heights on the east side. 

The original viaduct was demolished in 2016. The new viaduct is scheduled for completion in 2022.

The 6th Street PARC is scheduled for completion in 2024 where there will be 12-acres of open and recreational space under the viaduct, including access to the LA River, an arts plaza, public art and numerous community amenities.

Amid exclamations like “I am going to be so happy to see the bridge completed!”, the most common questions on social media were about pedestrian and bike lanes and general accessibility. The wide and separate sidewalks and bicycle lanes planned for both sides of the bridge met with high praise. https://www.sixthstreetviaduct.org

Arts District of DTLA

Historically, the Arts District was home to industrial users who manufactured, distributed, and warehoused goods ranging from toys to frozen fish. Over time, the multi-story industrial buildings became antiquated and functionally obsolete – they began transitioning to lofts and studios for artists during the 1970’s.

Then in 1981 the Artist-In-Residence ordinance was passed by the city and it legalized the use of industrial buildings as work/live spaces for artists. During the 1990’s the area petitioned to be officially recognized as a city neighborhood called the “Arts District”.

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About a decade ago, developers started converting the former warehouses into live/work lofts – starting with Barker Block Lofts, Toy Factory Lofts, and Biscuit Company Lofts. These projects helped spark a renewed interest in the Arts District, and the retailers have followed suit. Award-winning restaurants, designer apparel brands, and a multitude of breweries and cozy coffee shops make this neighborhood of mural-splashed warehouses truly unique.

The Arts District has also become a hotbed of residential and mixed-use development, with projects aimed at luring new residents to the live-work-play atmosphere of the area. The real estate players in area have shifted from private/local investors to developers with institutional funding, such as Shorenstein, Tishman Speyer, Hudson Pacific, etc. Office tenants are also vying to call this neighborhood home – Warner music Group, Adidas, Spotify and more will soon be settling into their world-class creative office spaces.

Although the landscape of the Arts District is changing dramatically, the intent of the developers and the local community is to keep the integrity, character, culture, and aesthetics intact for the most unique district of Downtown Los Angeles.

7,450 SF DTLA Creative Warehouse

7,450 SF Warehouse For Lease, DTLA

Classic Brick Building with fenced parking lot. DTLA

■ Great Creative Studio/Warehouse Space
■ Classic Brick Building, Constructed 1968
■ Fenced Parking
■ 1st Floor: Previously an Art Gallery, Air Conditioned
■ 2nd Floor: Beautiful Wood Floors & Bow-Truss Roof
■ Only one block from 10 Freeway Onramp
■ Fashion District Near South Park, Historic Core, & Arts District

3-5 year lease term. $1.50/SF/mo. Marketing brochure package. The larger property can be made for sale for a buyer.

First floor was previously an art gallery and can be used as creative space or warehouse.

Beautiful upstairs with wood floors and bow-truss ceiling, natural lighting from windows.

18,300 SF Commissary – Commercial Kitchen for lease, Los Angeles

Long cooking hood in the commercial kitchen

This is preliminary notice that a 18,300 square foot food production facility will be coming available in Downtown Los Angeles, DTLA as a new listing for lease. Near City of Vernon. Currently a commercial kitchen and commissary for meal kit prep. Refrigerated rooms include a cooler and freezer, grease trap / clarifier, hoods, floor drains, ground level loading doors, and 2 fenced parking lots.

County Health Dept permitted for food processing. A tenant could upgrade to USDA, BRC, or SQF food safety standards.

Versatile building for general food production such as meals, bakery, desserts, pasta, produce, vegan or vegetarian or plant-based, sandwiches, mexican foods, seafood, sushi, tamales, burritos, sauces, beverages. Or convert into ghost kitchens.

Feel free to register preliminary interest by using the contact page.

Refrigerated freezer storage
Several health department approved 3 stage sinks.

56k SF Warehouse MFG Building, for sale

  • Corner 2.23 Acre Parcel with Large, Fenced Yard
  • 56,338 SF Dock High Buildings on 97,138 SF Land
  • Concrete Bow-Truss & Brick Warehouses
  • M2 Zone – MFG, Distribution, Creative Campus
  • Between 110 Fwy & Alameda St, 10 Min to DTLA
  • Opportunity Zone Tax Benefits for User or Investor
2.23 Acre Corner Parcel with multiple warehouses and large fenced yard. Los Angeles California.

This is a great opportunity for an investor to purchase a multi-tenant industrial property, add some value by sprucing it up and leasing it out to multiple tenants. The asking price is very reasonable considering there are almost no properties that can compete with the many cool factors of these buildings and especially the large amount of parking estimated at 130 spaces.

An investor would be hard pressed to find a property with the large parking ratio offered here. This is very important if you intend to attract creative tenants from the DTLA Arts District.

The property suits a regular distribution warehouse use well given it has 9 truck high dock loading positions and that can be expanded by perhaps 5 more doors. The heavy power of 1,600 amps is attractive to a manufacturer or cannabis industry user.

Only 10 minutes south of Downtown Los Angeles Central Business District and 5 minutes east of the 110 Freeway. Easy access to the Ports of L.A. Near Alameda St. and the City of Vernon.

This new listing should prove interesting to all types of buyers including 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange buyers. Plus the Opportunity Zone location allows for Federal tax benefits by reducing or eliminating capital gains upon a sale in later years.