WHOLE FOODS PROJECT AWARDED PROJECT OF THE YEAR AT DOWNTOWNERS OF DISTINCTION
February 24, 2016
The recently opened Eighth and Grand by developers Carmel Partners was awarded Project of the Year at the Downtown News’ Downtowners of Distinction Awards. Meléndrez is proud to have been part of the team that brought this important project to Downtown Los Angeles. The development energizes Grand Avenue, Olive and 8th Streets, with an expanded public realm and the addition of the much sought after Whole Foods Market.
Above the market, luxury apartments wrap two dynamic courtyard spaces. A collaboration between Meléndrez and notable interior design firm Commune, the courtyards are connected through a transparent club room, and represent the confluence of boutique hotel design and high-end residential development. The pool court features and an expansive pool and spa with hotel quality appointments such hammocks hung from overhead trellises. The north courtyard offers an intimate garden room featuring an open hearth set amid modern sculpture, and dining room connected to a demonstration kitchen via an expansive Nano wall system.