Archinect - News 2015-10-09T10:03:50-04:00 Redesigned Grand Avenue project wins L.A. County supervisors' blessing Archinect 2014-01-16T18:29:00-05:00 >2014-01-18T20:13:42-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles County supervisors gave their blessing Tuesday to a reimagined design for a proposed mix of high-end apartments, businesses and public space across from Walt Disney Concert Hall. The $750-million plan to redevelop that portion of downtown's Grand Avenue nearly screeched to a halt in September, when a panel of city and county representatives overseeing the project rejected the design presented by developer Related Cos.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> New designs unveiled by Frank Gehry for LA's storied Grand Ave. project Justine Testado 2013-11-25T17:42:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T23:07:46-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In the latest development of this ongoing story, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Related Companies</a> submitted the new conceptual plan designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Partners</a> to the Los Angeles Grand Avenue Authority earlier today, Nov. 25. The $650 million development addresses the three-acre block across the Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, atop Grand Ave. between 1st and 2nd St. in Downtown L.A.</p> <p> Here are more details about the new plan:</p> <p> "Related Companies today submitted a new conceptual plan designed by Architect Frank Gehry for Parcel Q of the Grand Avenue project to the Los Angeles Grand Avenue Authority, a Joint Powers Authority of the County of Los Angeles and CRA/LA Successor Agency.&nbsp; The plan addresses the three-acre block directly opposite Gehry&rsquo;s Walt Disney Concert Hall. It integrates retail shops and restaurants with a hotel and a residential tower set within expansive public spaces that connect gracefully to Grand Avenue and surrounding streets.</p> <p> The conceptual plan designed by Gehry Partners weaves...</p> In the end, turmoil over Grand Avenue plan could help the design Archinect 2013-10-03T18:20:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T22:03:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="278" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The chaos surrounding the Grand Avenue redevelopment may turn out to be a good thing &mdash; at least for Frank Gehry and quite possibly for the project as a whole. LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina and the Grand Avenue Authority surprised developer Related Cos. last week by severely criticizing and temporarily rejecting its plan for a retail complex crowned by hotel, apartment and condo towers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Developer Unveils New Plan for Grand Avenue, sans Gehry Archinect 2013-01-18T19:47:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:10:21-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="462" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Developer Ditches Gehry Mega-Project for Phased Approach, Starting With Second Residential Tower The real estate development firm Related&rsquo;s long-delayed plan to build a $2 billion Frank Gehry-designed hotel, housing and retail complex on Grand Avenue has been off the table for several years. Now, a new proposal is finally coming into focus.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>