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What you're looking at above is a glimpse of DTLA's Fashion District in approximately 20 years. Our sister site Curbed LA has just revealed new renderings of City Market, a 1.9-million-square-foot, 10-acre complex that will stretch from 9th Street to 12th Street between San Pedro and San Julian. The massive, HansonLA-designed project boasts 945 residential units, 210-room hotel, an art college campus, pedestrian greenways and, our favorite, "more than 200,000 square feet of groundfloor retail."
Downtown shopping destinations The Bloc (formerly Macy's Plaza) and FIGat7th clearly have some new competition. As for what will happen to the Fashion District's existing buildings, Curbed notes that developers will "adaptively reuse some buildings for office and restaurant space; others will be demolished." Stay tuned for more.
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