Slowly but surely, the curtain lifts at Amidi Group's TenTen Wilshire expansion in Downtown Los Angeles.

The new development, which replaced a surface parking lot at 1027 Wilshire Boulevard, consists of a nine-story building which will feature 376 live/work apartments above ground-floor commercial space and a basement parking garage.  Plans also call for amenities such as a fitness center, a theater, and a rooftop deck. 

Rendering of 1027 Wilshire BoulevardBijan & Associates

Bijan & Associates designed the concrete-frame apartment complex, which has a grey exterior with yellow accents and cantilevered glass balconies.   The nearly-finished product differs from conceptual renderings of the mid-rise building.

Completion of 1027 Wilshire, previously expected last year, is now on pace to occur in 2021, according to a leasing brochure for the building's ground-floor restaurant space.

The new development is being marketed as the second phase of TenTen Wilshire - an adaptive reuse project completed by Amidi Group more than a decade ago.   The company is also planning a second ground-up development a block south at 1018 Ingraham Street.  That project would consist of an eight-story building containing housing and ground-floor commercial uses, but no on-site parking.

1027 Wilshire BoulevardGoogle Maps

Plans for a development at 1027 Wilshire date back well over a decade, when Amidi had sought to build a 52-story tower on the property.  Although that proposal was scuttled following the great recession, other entities have since targeted surrounding properties for high-rise construction.  Two blocks west, developer PacTen Partners has proposed a 14-story apartment tower at 1150 Wilshire Boulevard.

Outside of Downtown, Redwood City-based Amidi Group has also secured approvals to build a similar mixed-use project with more than 200 homes and commercial space in Glendale.