Across the city of Los Angeles, development and construction are taking place on a massive scale. It seems like everywhere you look, there’s a new mega-building going up, or an older one being torn down to make room for something new. Interestingly, many of these projects are actually quite noteworthy and historically significant, mostly owing to their sheer size. You may have been wondering about some of the largest of these projects – so, without further adieu, here is a list of the 3 largest ongoing real estate projects in Los Angeles.
- Metropolis: Topping the list is the massive Metropolis property, which is being designed by Gensler and constructed by Chinese developer Greenland USA in downtown LA. Costing over $1 Billion, this project is being rolled out in three phases. The first phase will include an 18-story hotel and a 38-floor residential condo. The second will consist of a 700,000 square foot condo, and the third will see the construction of a whopping 850,000 square foot condo, bringing the total RBA (Rentable Building Area) of the Metropolis to a total of 2,085,000 square feet. Phase 1 is on track to open at the end of this year.
- Next up is Korean Air’s Wiltshire Grand Project, which is projected to cost $1.2 Billion and, when completed, will rank as the tallest building in the US west of the Mississippi. Designed by AC Martin, the project is estimated to take another year to complete and should open in April 2017. The Wiltshire Grand will use its 1.7 million square foot RBA to house 900 InterContinental Hotel rooms and 400,000 square feet of office space.
- Last on our list is the Irvine Company’s Villas at Playa Vista, phase two of which is expected to be completed by March 2017 and will include a 5-story, 1.1 million square foot multi-family apartment.
All three of these mega-structures are sure to impact the Los Angeles real estate market, not to mention our skyline. I’m looking forward to seeing each of these projects’ final products; please stay tuned for future updates on these LA projects and others to come.