By Leah Schwartz, LA Downtown News Staff Writer
Apr 17, 2023
Downtown’s newest apartment community, Jasper, pushes the envelope of communal living. The complex provides amenities for total well-being and curated spaces for communal living — everything a resident might need to thrive.
Located on Grand Avenue adjacent to the University of Southern California in the University Park East neighborhood, the mid-rise offers a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. The 296-unit apartment community is pre-leasing, with an anticipated move-in date of June.
“At Jasper, we transformed a defunct bookbinding factory and other unused industrial buildings into nearly 300 units of premier multifamily housing,” Cityview CEO Sean Burton said. “We are looking forward to welcoming residents and bringing our vision of an amenity-rich community in an unbeatable location to fruition.”
The apartment community’s central location offers easy access to Downtown and freeways connecting to greater LA for those looking to explore the area’s museums, nightlife, cafes and dining scene. Jasper is one of many new developments bridging Downtown and the South Park neighborhood, following the growth of areas like Koreatown and the Arts District.
In a new age of luxury apartments, most working professionals look for amenities that will enhance their working and personal lives. Jasper’s community is equipped with amenities to encompass residents’ health, work and social needs.
The facility offers a CV Works co-working space with private meeting rooms, fiber-optic internet and Wi-Fi for those working from home. Pet owners can utilize the multiple green spaces, the dog park, and the on-site dog spa and wash.
Communal spaces are peppered throughout the community, featuring a game lawn with outdoor activities and a built-in pizza oven, a resort-style pool deck, a two-story club room and two rooftop sky decks with sprawling city views, an outdoor cinema and Korean barbecue grills.
The project, developed by Cityview, a real estate investment management and development firm, is undergoing its Fitwel Certification, which assesses factors related to occupants’ health and well-being, such as access to green spaces, amenities and healthy food, among others.
Shane Robinson, vice president of property management at Westhome, Cityview’s property management affiliate, noted that in his 20 years in development, this is the first project he has worked on with an aquaponics room, which speaks to the project’s dedication to wellness.
The whole foods harvested from the space will facilitate a free, weekly farmers’ market for residents. The property also contains a rooftop fitness deck and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a private yoga studio.
“The diversity of amenities leans into different lifestyles — whether it’s health, fitness, business or play,” Robinson noted. “The entertaining spots that we have throughout the community really encourage socializing and getting people together, while the private areas around the community allow residents to work and get quiet time as well.”
Since potential residents began touring the community in the past month and a half, the Jasper team has received 28 leases and counting. “We’re just excited to bring housing to the market that’s fun and entertaining — a place where residents know that they’re going to get excellent service, great design and access to a plethora of amenities,” Robinson said.
2528 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles