Development Projects: Adaptive Re-use Page 2


Palace Theater
Built in 1911, is the oldest surviving Orpheum Theater in the world and part of the Broadway Entertainment District. Plans are underway to renovate the office space above and to bring back the theater as a live music venue.

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Main Mercantile Building, Los Angeles CA
The Main Mercantile building, built in 1905, housed Los Angeles’ most successful furniture retail store and manufacturing facility of the first half of the 20th century, Eastern Outfitting. The building featured the first window wall facades in Los Angeles. As the owner and builder, PCM converted this building into New York style loft apartments featuring huge floor-to-ceiling windows and hardwood floors with rents per square foot at a much lower rate than any similar product in the area. The project includes full seismic and life safety retrofits and required the complete removal of 2 floors which were replaced with metal deck and concrete fill to provide a 3 hour horizontal fire separation between the commercial and residential space. The units, which range from 700 sq. ft. to 1800 sq. ft., will feature bamboo floors throughout, granite counter tops, maple finish cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Units total 50,000 sq. ft. with a 20,000 sq. ft. ground floor retail and 14,000 sq. ft. basement parking. The building’s front facade was been preserved to maintain historical integrity.
Irvine Byrne Building, Los Angeles CA
This historic building, built in 1894, is located on 3rd and Broadway, the north edge of the world famous Broadway Theater and Commercial District. The 5-story building, of Beaux-arts Classical Style, represents an important time in downtown Los Angeles’ diverse history and stands as a landmark of the architectural, economic and population development of downtown in the late 1800′s and early 1900′s. It is one of six original structures still standing in Los Angeles’ Historic Core from the economic boom of the late 1800’s. Among its notable uses, the building housed the Mexican Consulate during WWII. It has also served as the set for numerous Hollywood motion pictures, including the Brad Pit thriller “Seven”. It has been converted into 44 residential lofts. The top floor of the 5-story structure will include loft spaces with two-story mezzanines. The building includes its original curved wood spiral staircase, elevator cabs with copper doors and wood sash windows. PCM is performed the pre-construction. Building: 83,604 sf. Units: 44 total (33 One Bedroom, 10 One Bedroom with Mezzanine Loft, 1 Two Bedroom with Mezzanine Loft). The Lofts will range in size from 600 to 1100 square feet, while occupants will have 12 floor plans to choose from. Some units include raised mezzanine loft areas. Each unit will have exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, granite counter tops, and city views, with light, open space. Included will be basement parking and gymnasium.
Hollywood Equitable Building
An 110,000 square foot office building built in 1927 and targeted for renovation and re-positioning as a creative office space.

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