The MVE+Partners-designed tower would rise 20 stories.

The apartments will be close to museums and a future subway station

A soaring apartment complex with 285 apartments is now underway near LACMA.

Developer JH Snyder announced Wednesday that construction has begun on the Residences at Wilshire Curson, a 20-story high-rise next door to Miracle Mile’s SAG-AFTRA Plaza (formerly Museum Square).

The building, designed by MVE+Partners, will hold studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Residents will have access to a rooftop bar, lounge, and pool. Also among the amenities: a gym, lounges, and two floors of underground parking.

The new tower will also bring a new courtyard to the plaza, with a new water feature, landscaping, and and outdoor seating area.

The project, which replaces a parking lot, was initially planned as a 12-story office tower.

The Wilshire Curson apartments are expected to open in late 2020. Their Miracle Mile location will offer a view of the museum as well as the under-construction Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and its big glass dome.

The apartments will also be within a short walk of the future Wilshire/Fairfax stop on the Purple Line extension when it opens in 2023.



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