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Creative Office With Food Hall, Rooftop Restaurant Coming To LA's Fashion District

Proposed rooftop restaurant at the Norton Building in the Fashion District area of Los Angeles.
Rendering of the proposed rooftop restaurant at the Norton Building in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Planning Commission gave a thumbs-up for the development of a new office space with a food hall and rooftop restaurant in the city’s Fashion District.

The planning commission Thursday unanimously approved developers Urban Offerings and ESI Ventures' redevelopment of the 104-year-old Norton Building at 755 South Los Angeles St. in downtown. 

The developers are proposing to convert the five-story, nearly 80K SF former garment and clothing manufacturing building into a creative office with restaurant space.

A rendering of developers Urban Offerings and ESI Ventures' Norton Building in the Fashion District area of Los Angeles .
Norton Building in Los Angeles

The project's ground floor will have eight food vendors, an outdoor dining patio facing Los Angeles Street, four stories of office space and a 9,541 SF rooftop restaurant with an outdoor deck lined with green space and views of the downtown skyline.

“We believe this will be a significant asset to the Fashion District,” said Bill Christopher, who spoke to the planning commission on behalf of the developers. 

The redevelopment is part of a much larger plan by the developers to convert the Norton Building and nearby four-story, 140K SF Dearden building as a 250K SF Class-A creative office campus.

Urban Offerings purchased the Norton building for a reported $21.5M in 2016. In December, it bought the Dearden Building for a reported $41.6M.

In January, George Smith Partners and Dekel Capital secured a $122M loan on behalf of the developers to develop the two-building office campus.