Archinect - News 2017-01-22T23:53:59-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149983277/delayed-for-years-gehry-s-la-grand-avenue-project-gets-city-council-approval Delayed for years, Gehry's LA Grand Avenue Project gets city council approval Alexander Walter 2016-12-19T15:12:00-05:00 >2016-12-22T16:02:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/os/os90cmf0oj2ao2yk.jpg" width="650" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The City Council this morning voted to approve the latest joint venture partnership and timeline for the long-delayed Grand Avenue project. The $950 million mega-development being designed by Frank Gehry is now scheduled to break ground in 2018 and open in 2022, according to developer Related Companies. [...] The project was initially announced before the recession, and stalled during the economic downturn. It has been through numerous design changes.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2n/2nyop8408zvplgha.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3v/3vm3jt30l2wt96ml.jpg"></p><p>The glacial pace of the Grand Avenue Project development documented in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91389596/redesigned-grand-avenue-project-wins-l-a-county-supervisors-blessing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Redesigned Grand Avenue project wins L.A. County supervisors' blessing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87376639/new-designs-unveiled-by-frank-gehry-for-la-s-storied-grand-ave-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New designs unveiled by Frank Gehry for LA's storied Grand Ave. project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83306267/in-the-end-turmoil-over-grand-avenue-plan-could-help-the-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In the end, turmoil over Grand Avenue plan could help the design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/65774896/developer-unveils-new-plan-for-grand-avenue-sans-gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Developer Unveils New Plan for Grand Avenue, sans Gehry</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/68436/3-billion-grand-avenue-project-starts-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$3 Billion Grand Avenue Project Starts Construction</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/91389596/redesigned-grand-avenue-project-wins-l-a-county-supervisors-blessing 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2b/2b21f26dbb4406f0a35db395b8f1312a.jpg" width="600" height="400" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/87376639/new-designs-unveiled-by-frank-gehry-for-la-s-storied-grand-ave-project 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j5/j5zkd89ifnv14yh9.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In the latest development of this ongoing story, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/31717720/related-companies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Related Companies</a> submitted the new conceptual plan designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/83306267/in-the-end-turmoil-over-grand-avenue-plan-could-help-the-design 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cb/cb553519d5b85cc088ac04eac224712c.jpg" width="600" height="324" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/65774896/developer-unveils-new-plan-for-grand-avenue-sans-gehry 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/06/06dwwne6fwniu3w7.jpg" width="534" height="480" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/68436/3-billion-grand-avenue-project-starts-construction $3 Billion Grand Avenue Project Starts Construction Paul Petrunia 2007-12-05T17:47:00-05:00 >2016-12-19T14:52:16-05:00 <p>(Press Release) - Construction work is underway on The Grand, one of the largest vertically-integrated, mixed-use projects under construction in the nation. The multi-phase 3.6 million square foot development spanning three city blocks will cost an estimated $3 billion to develop...<br>Phase I has been designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry for the project developer, Related Companies. Demolition of the parking garage at Grand Avenue and First Street will commence in February 2008 following remedial site work. Transformation of the existing County Mall to a new, 16-acre civic park will begin next fall.<br><br>"Beginning construction on the The Grand represents the culmination of three years of intense planning, designing, and collaboration with a vast group of community and civic participants. We are excited to be leading this project and taking the next step in downtown Los Angeles' continued revitalization," said Stephen M. Ross, Chairman and CEO of Related Companies.<br><br>Situated on a f...</p>