The Brickshaws are among the most iconic pieces of architecture in Los Angeles.
Built by architect John McElroy in the 1920s and 1930s, the building was the centerpiece of the city’s Chinatown district.
In the late 1980s, it was sold for $10 million to a developer.
The building, now a landmark, has remained mostly vacant for decades.
But this spring, it finally got a new tenant, with plans to bring it back to life as a commercial building.
According to a release from the city, the Brickshaw will offer up to three commercial floors for $1.75 million each.
The project will also include a retail center, a cafe and restaurant, a performance space, and more.
The plan also calls for a public garden and “accommodating pedestrian access,” all in the hopes of attracting more residential tenants.
As with the project at the top of this article, this one will probably involve some redesign.
The developers also promised a parking lot and a small community space.
The Backslide is slated to open in 2020.
[via The Los Angeles Times]