Our proposal for the Lincoln Heights Jail site creates a new mixed use district along the LA River called "The Linc", centered around the adaptive re-use of the historic jail. The project is a mix of creative office, multi-family and low-income housing, retail, restaurants and an urban farm. All these uses are tied together through a public open space spanning the length of the site. The park contains gathering plazas, a hillside amphitheater and areas for active and passive recreation. A bike/pedestrian promenade connects these programs through a native riparian habitat; creating a new hotpot of bio-diversity along the river.
Our proposal calls for converting the art deco portion of the structure into a hotel with a rooftop restaurant. The 1953 addition would be converted to residential use. A new retail building brings vibrancy to the district and features a habitat trellis structure creating shade for flexible programming below and a unique pedestrian experience as you transcend above the trellis with views beyond of the LA River, Griffith Park and Downtown Los Angeles.