Downtown’s next major community is suddenly closer to completion. WREN, a seven-story luxury building with 362 for-lease residences, recently unveiled new renderings and details, and will begin move-ins in February, 2017. The stylish apartment building is bordered by Pico Boulevard, Olive and Hill Streets in the heart of quickly growing South Park.
New Apartments Are Phase One of Planned Six-Acre Community, Scaled to Exemplify ‘Thoughtful Living’
And WREN is just the beginning: It is the first phase of six-acre community developed by Mack Urban and AECOM Capital. The second phase will include a 38-story skyscraper at Grand Avenue and 12th Street with 536 rental residences. This luxury tower (naming and details to be announced soon) will feature 13,000 square feet of retail space and a 10,000-square-foot park. Three additional buildings will complete this major South Park project.
WREN’s floorplans, building design and amenities are crafted to meld with the vibrant community, accessible to the neighborhood’s booming culture, employment, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and transportation.
“South Park is changing the texture and vibe of DTLA and becoming an energized urban hub of residents and amenities,” said Paul Keller, Founding Principal and CEO of Mack Urban. “We’ve watched this neighborhood grow, and created WREN specifically to complement the vibrant community fabric of South Park. Refinement and design show up everywhere inside and out at WREN – in its materials, amenities, and flow of the floor plans.”
WREN’s 362 residences rent from approximately $1,850 to $6,200 per month, averaging $2,700 per month and range from 487 to 1750 square feet, averaging approximately 761 square feet. Models will open in February, 2017, with first move-ins also planned for that month. More information on leasing is available at www.liveWREN.com.
WREN also includes a 4,000-square-foot restaurant with outdoor seating adjacent to a beautifully landscaped green space. The $144 million development is an investment partnership of Mack Real Estate Group, Mack Urban, AECOM Capital and Capri Capital Partners. Project architecture is by Togawa Smith Martin, with interior design by Mercedes Fernandez Interior Design.
WREN’s premier community amenities include:
- Pool deck with spa, cabana, lounge areas & BBQs
- A large, fully-equipped gym with outdoor workout area
- Yoga studio
- Indoor/outdoor lounges with two communal kitchens
- Two large roof decks with DTLA views, fireplaces, BBQs, and lounge areas
- Two grand lobbies with concierge and coffee service
- Mailroom with ample storage for deliveries
- Two dog runs and a full-service dog-wash station
- Private, secured bike parking and bike maintenance room
- Large business center with co-working space
- Large, private porte cochere for convenient and secure entry
- Private outdoor green space connected to a future restaurant
- Just 3 short blocks to the Pico Metro Station
Residence interiors include:
- Wide plank flooring
- Floor-to-ceiling windows
- Two-tone contemporary cabinetry
- Stainless-steel appliances
- Fully tiled bathrooms
- Electronic locks
- Balconies on many units
- Over 9-foot ceilings
- Quartz counters
- Automated package delivery
- Loading docks with convenient elevator access
“We very consciously created WREN to provide today’s Angelenos with what we call ‘thoughtful living,’” said Keller. “This approach takes comfort and functionality into consideration throughout the living and communal spaces – from balconies to lobbies, public and green spaces to parking, active spaces to more contemplative ones. Of course this extends to the individual residences, right down to the linen closets.”
Residence floorplans include studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. WREN also offers 22 two-story townhomes fronting Hill and Olive Streets.
“Angelenos are increasingly looking for a true urban experience in how they live and work, and WREN is ideally suited to provide that while providing comfort and functionality,” said AECOM Capital Chief Executive John T. Livingston. “Urban development near transit and retail in walkable areas is what will define communities in Los Angeles in the future, and it’s what will make this project a success.”
Two levels of subterranean parking will accommodate 382 cars, and cater to environmentally conscious residents with 40 charging stations for electric vehicles. The large bicycle room and maintenance area houses up to 400 bikes, among the largest such private facilities in Los Angeles.
“Thoughtful living at WREN extends to how it interfaces with its South Park location,” said Dori Nolan of Capri Capital Partners. “Residences are walkably close to public transportation such as the Blue Line/Expo light rail, as well as some of the most desirable shopping and entertainment in all of Los Angeles – from L.A. Live to Whole Foods to the creative restaurants, stores and nightclubs continually enlivening Downtown. At the same time, WREN is far enough away from the Central Business District to enjoy a true, comfortable neighborhood feel. WREN defines the vibrant yet relaxed new vibe of South Park.”
More information on leasing is available at www.liveWREN.com