The Beacon Inglewood

Project name: The Beacon Inglewood – Manchester Boulevard Mixed-Use

Location: Inglewood,  CA,  USA

Client: Escalon Drive Partners LLC

Area: Site – 33,082 ft²; Parking – 77,670 ft²; Mechanical – 12,060 ft²; Retail – 10,900 ft²; Restaurant – 3,350 ft²; Residential – 127,273 ft²;    Total – 148,515 ft²

Unit count: Studio – 60; 1B1B – 70; 2B2B – 14; Live-work Loft – 8


Beacon Inglewood is a Mixed-Use Project located in Inglewood, California. The project site is at the border of the City of Inglewood and City of LA. The Mixed-Use project consists commercial podium, four-story residential units and two-story of subterranean parking.

Responds to the city zoning guidelines, the re-development aims to boost the vitality with native artistic vibe of the neighborhood. With the possibility of street closure on Olive Street and expanding the pedestrian by turning it into one-way street, a vibrant neighborhood block is coming into vision. 8 live-work units at the ground floor alongside of Manchester Blvd and Olive Street provide flexible spaces and opportunities for local artistic community and businesses. Restaurants and a local brewery are introduced alongside of Olive Street, to activate the greenway pedestrian. Pop-up events come in nature with spaces offered at the greenway pedestrian. At the intersection of Manchester and Olive, this iconic corner of an historic local business- the beacon bar has been integrated into the design, so as to recreate a new image through a gateway tower that accommodate a new bar, an open view platform on the 2nd floor, and four residential units above with panoramic view of the city.

The 2nd to 6th floors of the complex are for residential units and amenities. The project has proposed a total of 152 residential units, including 60 studios, 70 1B1B, 14 2B2B apartments and 8 Live-Work units. The project also propose a variety of shared spaces including gymnasiums, recreation rooms, community kitchens and work areas at the podium.

Outdoor dining spaces along with the ground floor commercial scatter around the greenway pedestrian, with water features, fountains and urban art installation.  The combination of native plants and leisure seats makes the greenway space more pedestrian-friendly and makes the commercial interface beautiful and comfortable. The landscape design of the second-floor open terrace not only introduces the natural landscape to the residential area, but also ensures the privacy of residents. An open barbecue area and an open-air swimming pool are proposed at the street side with panoramic views of the greenway.