Grand Avenue Project

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The Grand Avenue Project is currently under development in the Bunker Hill neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles along Grand Avenue. The project consists of a revitalization of Grand Park and surrounding lots administered by the Grand Avenue Authority, a joint powers authority consisting of Los Angeles County and City. The first project was the 12-acre (4.9 ha) Grand Park in 2012.[1][2] It is currently constructing a two-tower complex on the southeast corner of Grand Avenue and 1st Street, designed by Frank Gehry.[3]


On February 14, 2007 both the Los Angeles City Council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the project, and officials originally hoped to break ground in December 2007. The project has been developed in stages due to the recession between 2007–2009. On July 26, 2012, Grand Park opened to the public as the initial phase of the project,[4][5] In October 2014, The Related Companies completed The Emerson, a 19-story tower marketed to older adults that includes an affordable housing component.[6] The Broad, a contemporary art museum, opened between the Disney Concert Hall and the condo tower in 2015.[7] The final phase of the project, on a lot directly east of the Disney Concert Hall, has two skyscrapers, a 45-story residential tower and a 25-story tower featuring apartments and the Conrad Hotel.[8] The development was designed by Frank Gehry. Construction began in December 2018 and is expected to be complete by the end of 2022.[5][9]


Grand Park is 16-acre (6.5 ha), stretching between the development's two boundaries: City Hall and the Department of Water and Power building. The park was designed to be pedestrian friendly and connects Bunker Hill to the Civic Center. The park includes tree-shaded sidewalks, fountains, plenty of street lights, benches, and kiosks to encourage walking and exploration of the area, which was designed to encourage residents and visitors to enjoy a family-friendly green space in downtown Los Angeles with musical events and other park activities. The project also included a redevelopment of the Music Center Plaza, the Broad Museum designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and a redevelopment and refurbishment of the Los Angeles Music Center plaza. Two towers were built across from the Disney Concert Hall, designed by architect Frank Gehry as part of the Grand LA.[10] The towers have since been named The Grand by Gehry residences and the Conrad Los Angeles hotel.[11]

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  1. ^ "The Park for Everyone". Grand Park. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Los Angeles Grand Avenue". Seifel Consulting.
  3. ^ Sharp, Steven (May 3, 2022). "Urbanize goes inside The Grand". Urbanize LA. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  4. ^ Allen, Sam (July 27, 2012). "Grand Park downtown opens with a flourish — and hopes of growing". Los Angeles Times.
  5. ^ a b Regardie, Donna Evans, Eddie Kim and Jon. "The Development Boom: Updates on 97 Downtown Projects". Los Angeles Downtown News.
  6. ^ Vincent, Roger (October 1, 2014). "Developer of new Bunker Hill apartment high-rise woos older residents". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  7. ^ "The Broad Unveils Design for New Public Plaza, Announces Museum Restaurant Partner" (PDF) (Press release). The Broad. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
  8. ^ Pener, Degen (July 1, 2022). "Frank Gehry's The Grand LA Opens in Downtown L.A. With Apartments Overlooking Walt Disney Concert Hall". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  9. ^ Sharp, Steven (August 11, 2017). "Surprise: Grand Avenue Project Files for Construction Permits". Urbanize LA. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  10. ^ Vincent, Roger (13 February 2014) "With sale of Two California Plaza, Bunker Hill is poised for comeback" Los Angeles Times
  11. ^ "Residences". The Grand LA.

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Official website