CITYVIEW BEGINS CONSTRUCTION ON MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT IN LOS ANGELES’ HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN
Community celebrates construction with food, music, art and local speakers
By Brittney Holbrook
Los Angeles – Nov. 4, 2021 – Cityview, a vertically-integrated multifamily investment management and development firm, today held a community celebration to commemorate construction of a six-story, 243-unit mixed-use apartment community at 1800 Beverly in Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown (HiFi). The 221,000-square-foot development will be highly amenitized, feature a modern take on traditional art deco design, and feature 3,500 square feet of retail space. Construction is expected to complete in Q4 2023.
The mixed-use development will offer 80 studio, 114 one-bedroom and 49 two-bedroom units, including 21 affordable units. The retail portion will accommodate up to three tenants and incorporate a large living green wall that faces Beverly Boulevard. A player piano in the lobby, speakeasy and a variety of textural and design elements will pay homage to Historic Filipinotown’s musical and cultural influence.
“This project is a natural fit for Cityview, which centers around developing critical workforce housing near thriving job centers in close connection with the local community,” said Sean Burton, CEO of Cityview. “The Los Angeles area is in tremendous need of additional workforce housing, and we are looking forward to bringing a unique property to the HiFi market that will benefit residents and the surrounding community for years to come.”
Community amenities will include a resort-style pool and spa, as well as a two-story clubhouse that creates an indoor-outdoor space for dining and entertaining. A gym and yoga studio will feature extensive cross-training equipment and offer a wide variety of classes for residents, including spin, kickboxing, yoga and circuit training. Additional amenities include a speakeasy lounge, Korean and traditional BBQs, dog park and pet wash, oversized outdoor fireplace and ground-floor courtyard. An outdoor pizza oven will serve as a gathering space for cooking The community will also include a co-working space to accommodate the increasing number of people who work from home or have flexible work arrangements, offering a mix of private offices, conference space and communal workspaces.
“It’s been a pleasure to work with the Cityview team throughout the development process, helping ensure a continued sense of community, honoring our history and culture here in Historic Filipinotown,” said Kimmy Maniquis, executive director of local nonprofit Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA). “It excites me to one day soon help usher the community into this new, vibrant space.”
The community is in close proximity to Westlake, Echo Park and Downtown Los Angeles, providing convenient access to job centers. Two top-floor decks will face Beverly Boulevard and offer sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills and Downtown Los Angeles skyline. More than 150 spaces for bike storage and 309 parking spaces will be available for residents and retail visitors.
Pictured from left to right: Con Howe, Adam Perry, Jen Halvas, Kimmy Maniquis, Ahn Le, Sean Burton, Devang Shah, Melissa Bartolucci Delgado, Tony Cardoza, Damian Gancman, Rob Lester, Shane Robinson commemorate 1800 Beverly’s groundbreaking by burying a time capsule
Today’s celebration included:
Cityview CEO Sean Burton
Los Angeles City Councilman for the 13th District Mitch O’Farrell
SIPA (Search to Involve Pilipino Americans) Executive Director Kimmy Maniquis
Musical performance from DJ Gingee, a DJ, producer, percussionist and vocalist known for her unique take on global bass and whose work reflects the sounds and culture of Los Angeles, her ancestors and beyond.
White Rabbit Filipino Fusion food truck
Time capsule ceremony
Founded in 2003, Cityview is a premier real estate investment management and development firm dedicated to redefining 21st century living. Focused on developing, acquiring, and operating value-add multifamily and mixed-use projects in high-growth markets in the Western US, Cityview connects the comforts of home with the energy of city life. Cityview investments have generated more than $4 billion in urban investment across more than 100 projects to date. For more information, visit cityview.com.