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Mixed-use project goes vertical at 200 Mesnager in Chinatown

July 27, 2022

280 apartments start to rise next to L.A. State Historic Park

Only two months after breaking ground near Los Angeles State Historic Park in Chinatown, the arrival of a red tower crane shows construction progressing at 200 W. Mesnager Avenue, site of a new mixed-use apartment complex from Portland-based developer NBP Capital. The project, which replaced an industrial building, will eventually consist of six- and seven-story buildings featuring 280 apartments atop approximately 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and offices space. Parking for 300 vehicles would be located on two subterranean levels. Designed by GBD Architects, 200 Mesnager will be centered on a large courtyard space, intended as a future gathering space for the surrounding community. The project will also include amenities such as a yoga studio, a dog park, and a swimming pool. Completion of 200 Mesnager is expected in 2024. The project follows on the heels of the Llewelyn, a 318-unit apartment complex which recently opened just south of the park. Several other mixed-income housing and offices are slated for properties bordering the Mesnager site, including a larger 376-unit live/work development pitched for Main Street. To the west, Chinatown could also see the construction of new high-rise buildings on properties at 942 North Broadway and on a narrow strip of land overlooking L.A. State Historic Park.

Some of our favorite comments posted:

@LAisthePlace  “Fantastic project – quality architecture with no unneeded “splashes of color, retail + glass around the whole base, no visible parking / podium, walking distance to one of the best parks in Los Angeles (and two of the best breweries!), and an excellent interior courtyard. Can’t wait to see this one finished up.”
“If that trellis actually comes to fruition, it would be a tourist attraction all by itself. Maybe, maybe, maybe, please?”
“Wow if every 7 story box had this level of quality and design would have a much better looking city!”

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  • 1120 NW Couch St., Suite 300 Portland, OR 97209
  • (503) 224-9656