The Lake on Wilshire (The LOW) will be an inclusive, multi-cultural urban development that will transform a block of Wilshire Boulevard in the Los Angeles Westlake/MacArthur Park neighborhood. The project represents the fulfillment of a long-time dream for Dr. Walter Jayasinghe, who has four-plus decades of involvement in the Westlake community.
View of Wilshire Medical Building after completion, circa 1928
View of Wilshire Boulevard, circa 1931
View of Westlake/MacArthur Park, circa 1937
View of Wilshire Boulevard & Bonnie Brae Street, circa 1937
View of Wilshire Boulevard with Westlake Theatre, circa 1938
Panoramic view of MacArthur Park, circa 1941
View of Wilshire Medical Building
Located on the south side of Wilshire Boulevard between Westlake Avenue and Bonnie Brae Street, The Lake on Wilshire will transform the existing 1.64-acre site into an environmentally sensitive, smart growth project. And with no displacement, the project will create much-needed housing by providing residential units for very-low income tenants. It will function as a one-stop destination for shopping, dining and entertainment located within a close proximity to public transit and situated between downtown Los Angeles and Koreatown.
The Lake on Wilshire will create a new five-story, 70,000 sq. foot multi-cultural/performing arts center, a venue that will quickly become a hub of community activity. Adorned with multi-colored mosaic tiles and replicas of 5th century frescoes derived from the Sri Lankan World Heritage site called Sigiriya, or the “Lion Rock,” the multi-cultural/performing arts center will:
The Lake on Wilshire will develop a residential apartment tower designed to be highly energy-efficient. The project will create much-needed housing by providing residential units for very-low income tenants.
The project will transform the existing 14-story medical office building currently on the 1930 Wilshire Blvd. site by converting it into a modern 220-room hotel while preserving its historic Italian Renaissance Revival style architecture. The hotel will:
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East view towards Downtown Los Angeles
Aerial view with The Lake on Wilshire
Evening aerial view with its connection to the Metro
Multi-Cultural/Performing Arts Center on corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Bonnie Brae Street
Residential parking entry on Bonnie Brae Street looking North
Access from Westlake/MacArthur Park station on Westlake Avenue looking North
Access to the Quality 220-Room Hotel
Multi- Cultural & Performing Arts Center