8th & Hope Apartments

Los Angeles, California

General Contractor: Matt Construction
Contract Value: $7.5M
Year Completed: 2014
Scope of Work: Plumbing
Services: Design Engineering, Pre-Construction
Delivery: Design-Build
LEED® Silver Certification


This mixed-use project is located at 8th and Hope in the southwestern quarter of Downtown L.A., an increasingly vibrant urban neighborhood of residential apartments, retail establishments, restaurants and entertainment venues, including L.A. Live and the Staples Center, and conveniently close to the downtown office-building core. The project will be replacing a former parking lot with a 22-story tower featuring 290 one- and two-bedroom apartments, six floors of parking (including two below grade), 5,000 sq. ft. of retail space at street level, and, at the building’s highest point, a helipad. The building’s structural system utilizes reinforced concrete with post-tensioned decks.

A landscaped “amenity plaza” will be sit­uated atop the parking deck, where residents can enjoy a pool and a jacuzzi; an adjacent club room will feature folding glass walls that can open to the amenity deck and the temperate Los Angeles climate. Residents can also take advantage of another open-air amenity deck on the rooftop, affording skyline views ranging from nearby local hot spots and L.A. night life to the mountains that surround the basin. The building’s 5,000 sq. ft. of retail space will provide residents access to additional conveniences, while providing retail operators proximity to a built-in pool of potential customers.


Murray Company was under contract with Matt Construction on the (as-of-2014 unnamed) mixed-use building at Eighth and Hope.  It is now built up to its 8th floor, with 14 more stories remaining.  The building will consist of 290 residential units, a helipad, 5,000 SF of retail, six floors of parking (two underground), and a landscaped “amenity plaza” above the elevated parking, with a pool, jacuzzi, and club room. This location is convenient to Ralph’s, LA Fitness, the Fashion Institute, a soon-to-be-renovated mall,  park, and a subway station.