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South Park

History & Background

Out of all the neighborhoods to go through re-development and bring in new residents, South Park’s contribution to the Downtown Renaissance stands out as the most aggressive and most promising. South Park used to be full of car dealerships, nightclubs, and “taxi dance halls,” and not the ideal neighborhood for residential high-rises. Fast forward 50 years, and there are construction cranes on every street as far as the eye can see.

Nightlife & Entertainment

Most notably, South Park is home to the Entertainment District containing Staples Center, L.A. Live, and the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Entertainment District has tons of hot restaurants like Katsuya sushi restaurant, Wolfgang Puck’s WP24 Asian fusion, Fleming’s Steakhouse, and many more. Beyond the Entertainment District you’ll find the popular Cana Rum Bar, FigOly Italian restaurant, Palm Restaurant, and the Vault Night Club (located in an old bank vault).

Urban Housing

South Park residential developments take a different approach than in the Historic Core or Arts District. Instead of converting and remodeling buildings, developers are starting from scratch to build skyscrapers and mixed-use megaplexes offering hundreds of luxury units. Currently, the Ritz-Carlton condos, Historic Gas Company Lofts and AVANT Apartments are just a few. However, with 20-plus construction projects underway in South Park, there are just too many to name here.

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