The renderings for a high-rise residential and hotel development in South Park recently went through a noticeable update. What was originally supposed to be three skyscraping condominium towers with 650 units has been slimmed down to two towers with 435 condos, 80,000 square feet for commercial space, and a 300-room W Hotel.

According to the environmental impact report, the mixed-use project’s developer Shenzhen Hazens scaled down the original outline in order to “address public comments .. .and consistency with the City of Los Angeles Downtown Design Guide.” 

Together, the two planned towers will be between 430 feet to 540 feet in height. The new renderings illustrate one tower at Olympic Boulevard and the other will sit at the corner of 11th Street. Compared to earlier propositions, the buildings would take up 860,121 square feet as opposed to 1.1 million square feet.

An amenity-filled podium will still connect the towers, but it has been trimmed down from 75 feet to 55 feet in height. The proposed underground parking garage has also been reduced to fit the smaller square footage of the towers. However, the project’s public plaza on Figueroa will be over 50 percent larger than original plans.

The architecture firm Gensler is designing the Downtown LA project, which will be built across from LA Live and The Staples Center on 1020 Figueroa St. The distinctive L-shaped property currently has a Luxe Hotel, which would need to be demolished before construction begins.

The timeline for this project is still hazy, but developers aim to start construction late 2017.