Close to a year since One Santa Fe started leasing its 438 apartment units situated on the eastern edge of the booming Arts District, the Michael Maltzan-designed mixed-use complex is now 90% leased according to development partner Canyon Partners Real Estate LLC. The rapid pace of filling up over 390 units in less than 12 months shows the demand to live downtown remains strong. At a quarter-mile long, the One Santa Fe complex has dramatically transformed this part of the Arts District into a destination when it was once just a desolate stretch of pretty much — nothing. Now, new sidewalks and trees along with new retail stores create a much more walkable environment that benefits the long-term goal to make all of Downtown LA a pedestrian-friendly urban center.
In addition to the residential units leasing briskly, One Santa Fe’s 78,000 square foot ground floor retail component — called The Yards — has also filled up quite nicely over the last year. Already the store list includes an impressive array of unique businesses including the Manhattan Beach grocery store Grow, vegan health conscious Cafe Gratitude, men’s boutique shop Wittmore, specialty shop from San Francisco Voyager, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream from New York, and high end cosmetics line Malin + Goetz.
Now, several new tenants have signed on that will help establish The Yards as a solid retail and dining destination befitting the burgeoning Arts District’s unique urban vibe. Three new eateries have been added including: ediBOL, now open, offers a casual atmosphere with an international menu helmed by former Border Grill COO Andrea Uyeda; Opening this winter, AmazeBowls will be stocked with acai bowls and smoothies; Also opening this winter, Westbound will be a full-service restaurant and bar with a menu consisting of ceviche, seasonal salads, and other plates. And lastly, high-end salon BENJAMIN from West Hollywood will be opening its second location here at The Yards, which will apparently be the “first globally recognized, top-tier hair brand” to open in Downtown LA.
As an added bonus, check out this recent drone video below by Matt Gush that captures One Santa Fe with some amazing aerials showing off Downtown LA in all its new glory.