A new office project has been signed-off for development by Los Angeles City Council at 929 East 2nd Street in Downtown Los Angeles. The project proposal includes the construction of a . The project was a part of the plan to redevelop the 1920s Challenge Cream & Butter Building in the Arts District.
British developer Est4te Four Capital has the project entitlements. New York-based Morali Architects is responsible for the designs.
Six years after being proposed, the mid-rise structure will finally rise to a height of 131 feet. The project recently received a zone change and environmental clearance. The scope of work includes the addition of six new floors above the existing two-story edifice. The new addition will result in office space measuring 70,300 square feet, 17,200 square feet of artist studios & screening rooms, and 21,000 square feet of event space. Parking for 270 vehicles will be provided in an automated structure in the basement of the Challenge Cream & Butter Building.
The proposed project plans differ from the original plans; Es4te Four had proposed to build a private club with offices, a screening room, a gym, and event space, as well as food and beverage venues at street level.
Renderings showcase a contemporary mid-rise structure, with a façade featuring cantilevered balconies, capped by a rooftop pool deck. Construction of 2nd & Vignes is expected to occur over an 18-month period. However, a precise timeline for delivery has not been announced.