After three appeals that tried to block it on environmental grounds, a project for a downtown Los Angeles apartment tower—first proposed in 2017—finally has received a green light from the City Council.

Mitsui Fudosan America has received approval to build a 50-story apartment tower encompassing 580 units at 754 South Hope Street on a site now occupied by a parking garage and a surface parking lot.

The apartment tower, known as 8th Grand & Hope, will sit above 7,500 SF of ground-floor retail and restaurants. An above-grade parking garage, which will have space for 640 vehicles, may be converted later into an additional 189 apartments, according to a report in Urbanize L.A.

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