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Imagine...


Eating dinner at a sidewalk café.  Shopping for fresh produce and flowers at a farmers’ market.  Enjoying music under the stars.  Meeting up with your neighbors and their kids for a playdate.  Walking from your home to the light rail station and hopping the train.  It’s all here and more.  Welcome to The Reef Project.  

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Imagine...


Eating dinner at a sidewalk café.  Shopping for fresh produce and flowers at a farmers’ market.  Enjoying music under the stars.  Meeting up with your neighbors and their kids for a playdate.  Walking from your home to the light rail station and hopping the train.  It’s all here and more.  Welcome to The Reef Project.  

The Vision

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A Transformational Step


Since 1958 when the LA Home Furniture Manufacturing Association opened what was then known as the LA Furniture Mart, the building has functioned as a creative place where people make their dreams come alive.  

A Transformational Step


Since 1958 when the LA Home Furniture Manufacturing Association opened what was then known as the LA Furniture Mart, the building has functioned as a creative place where people make their dreams come alive.  

The Reef in the Community

Today, The Reef continues to support the gift and home furnishing wholesale community. And since early 2014 it’s evolved into a more diversified creative habitat supporting the design, creation, and exhibition of new products and ideas while serving as a resource for community members and local small business to enhance themselves and their quality of life.

Free Community Days at The Reef! We’ve opened our doors to local businesses and entrepreneurs. To learn more, click here.
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About


The Project builds on and complements the creative community that has taken root at The Reef, adding a diverse mix of residential units, neighborhood-serving restaurants and retail stores including a grocery store and pharmacy for the community and a boutique hotel.  

About


The Project builds on and complements the creative community that has taken root at The Reef, adding a diverse mix of residential units, neighborhood-serving restaurants and retail stores including a grocery store and pharmacy for the community and a boutique hotel.  

Project Summary

  • 528 Apartments
  • 895 Condominiums
  • 21 live/work units
  • 208-room hotel
  • 104,000 square feet of retail space, including
    • 30,000-square-foot grocery store
    • 28,000 square feet of restaurants
    • 8,000-square-foot fitness studio/gym
    • 17,500-square-foot art gallery
  • 1,325 short- and long-term bicycle parking spaces
  • 2,734 parking spaces
  • 140,000 square feet of open space
  • The existing 861,162-square-foot Reef building would remain

    DEIR Released

    The Los Angeles Planning Department released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for The Reef Project on October 17th. It can be accessed by clicking here.
 

Approximately 1.66 million square feet of new floor area would be added to the 10-acre site within a 35-story residential tower, a 32-story residential tower, a 19-story hotel, and multiple low- and mid-rise residential buildings. In all, the project's total square footage would be approximately 2.53 million square feet.

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The Reef Project boasts 140,000 square feet of open space, the vast majority of it accessible to the public. Nearly one-quarter of the project site will be planted with ground cover, shrubs, and the more than 300 trees that will be added to the property.

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Engaging Public Spaces


The design for The Reef Project starts on the ground by breaking down the existing super blocks, providing a pedestrian-oriented urban experience.  Pathways through the site, connect surrounding streets with the landscaped courtyards and gathering spots contained within the project.

Engaging Public Spaces


The design for The Reef Project starts on the ground by breaking down the existing super blocks, providing a pedestrian-oriented urban experience.  Pathways through the site, connect surrounding streets with the landscaped courtyards and gathering spots contained within the project.

At the Heart of The Reef Project

The mid-block paseo leading to a public courtyard between Hill and Main Streets and a grand staircase facing Broadway that is destined to become the main gathering spot for the community. The public spaces are designed to host a variety of community events, ranging from farmers’ markets to neighborhood festivals and musical performances.

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Transit Connectivity


The Reef Project is designed to maximize transit connectivity, creating a vibrant, livable and walkable community.  Easy linkages to north, south, east and west transit lines are just steps away via major rail and bus lines.

In addition to the 1,325 long- and short-term bike parking spaces, The Reef Project will offer amenities for bike commuters, including a repair facility, bike lockers and showers.  The project will provide residents and visitors incentives to use alternative means of transportation, including bus and rail and car and bike-share.

Transit Connectivity


The Reef Project is designed to maximize transit connectivity, creating a vibrant, livable and walkable community.  Easy linkages to north, south, east and west transit lines are just steps away via major rail and bus lines.

In addition to the 1,325 long- and short-term bike parking spaces, The Reef Project will offer amenities for bike commuters, including a repair facility, bike lockers and showers.  The project will provide residents and visitors incentives to use alternative means of transportation, including bus and rail and car and bike-share.

Sustainable City Plan

Mayor Eric Garcetti recently unveiled his Sustainable City Plan, which ambitiously charts a path for making Los Angeles a greener and more environmentally conscious city over the next 20 years. Among the plan's many recommendations is a call for the construction of more housing units near transit hubs so as to improve the jobs-housing balance and encourage more people to use mass transit more frequently.

By introducing housing to a site centrally located blocks from two Blue Line stations and numerous bus stops, not to mention less that half a mile away from the Expo Line, The Reef Project perfectly fits the mayor's definition of what LA needs more of—transit-oriented developments.

Among the project amenities encouraging the use of alternative means of transportation is the extensive bicycle program, including ample bike parking, bike storage, showers, and repair facility.

 

The Reef Project will be just steps away from numerous light rail stations and bus stops. In addition to its central location, the project offers many incentives to use alternate means of transportation including car and bike sharing. Bicycle commuters will have access to a full service bike valet, state-of-the-art bike repair facility and bike lockers along with the 1,325 long- and short-term bike parking spaces.

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Project site renderings, plan, and transportation proximity map.

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Project site renderings, plan, and transportation proximity map.

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FAQ


Here's a list of our frequently asked questions. Have a question you don't see answered below? You can email us at info@reefprojectLA.com or by clicking here.

FAQ


Here's a list of our frequently asked questions. Have a question you don't see answered below? You can email us at info@reefprojectLA.com or by clicking here.

What will happen to the giant chair in front of The Reef Building?

That’s one of the most frequently asked questions!  This chair has been with the property since 2002.  We plan to find a place in the project for this very special neighborhood icon. 


Where is the project site?

The Reef Project will encompass two city blocks located just south of downtown Los Angeles and the 10 Freeway on Washington Blvd between S. Hill and S. Main Streets.  The approximately 9.7-acre site consists of two city blocks, bounded by Washington Boulevard to the north, 21st Street to the south, Hill Street to the west, and Main Street to the east, and is separated by Broadway.


What is included in The Reef Project?

  • 528 apartments
  • 895 condominiums
  • 21 live/works units
  • 208-room hotel
  • 160,000 square feet of retail space, including
    • 30,000-square-foot grocery store
    • 28,000 square feet of restaurants
    • 8,000-square-foot fitness studio/gym
    • 17,500-square-foot public art gallery
  • 2,734 parking spaces
  • 1,325 short- and long-term bicycle parking spaces
  • 140,000 square feet of open space
  • Also, the existing 861,162-square-foot Reef building will remain

What kinds of stores will be in The Reef Project?

The plan is to include a grocery store and pharmacy, as well as multiple cafes and restaurants to serve the community in and around The Reef project.  We are committed to including nearly 5,000 square feet of community-serving micro retail with the hopes of attracting local entrepreneurs to open shop at The Reef Project.   


What type of hotel will you bring?

We have yet to select a specific hotel operator. However given the programming of The Reef and the proximity to downtown Los Angeles and the Convention Center, we expect the hotel will be a mid-range product geared toward the creative class and business travelers.


What types of residential units will you have?

Plans include 528 apartments and 21 live/work units.  The Reef Project will also have 895 for sale condominiums. 


how much revenue will The Reef Project create for the City of Los Angeles?

At full buildout, we estimate The Reef Project will contribute a net total of $2.87 million per year to the City’s General Fund.  During the construction of The Reef Project, the project will provide one-time revenue of $2.7 million to the General Fund.   


How many jobs will The Reef Project create?

The construction of The Reef Project is projected to create more than 5,200 jobs.*  Upon completion, the project will create more than 860 permanent new  jobs.*

 *direct, indirect and induced jobs created


Will you have a Project Labor Agreement for those construction jobs?

Absolutely, we are committed to working with the LA/OC Building Trades Council to ensure that local area residents will have the opportunity secure jobs during the construction of the project.

The PLA we signed includes a goal that 30 percent of all of the labor and craft positions be workers from within Council District 9, veterans, or students from local colleges or universities. It also includes a commitment from the unions to provide opportunities for LA Trade Tech students to participate in construction of the project and apprenticeship programs.


Where are you in the approval process?

The City of Los Angeles recently released the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR).  We hope to begin public hearings before decision-makers in spring 2016.  There will be numerous public hearings and community meetings as the process plays out.  


When will construction begin and how long will construction take?

We hope to receive project approvals in 2016 and we anticipate construction ground-breaking will occur a year after in 2017.

Construction will take place in two phases:  

Phase 1 is the development of the western site, which includes a new parking garage for the Reef building, the hotel and 100 units of rental housing.  This phase will take approximately 2.5 years to complete.

Phase 2 development can begin two years after Phase 1 begins and will also take approximately 2.5 years to complete.