The masterplan proposal develops the triangular site, which is located at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard, with an "ultra-luxury hotel" including 42 suites and 37 residences, two residential buildings with 303 units and a four-storey pavilion for shopping boutiques and eateries.
Landscape architecture firm RIOS has designed the green space with 4.5 acres (1.8 hectares) of public botanical and sculpture gardens and 3.5 acres (1.4 hectares) of private gardens for residents and hotel guests.
In total, it includes nine distinct botanical gardens, pools and ponds and two one-mile-long walkways separating the public and private links around the landscape.
Moisture sensors are intended to be used to indicate when the plants need more water and stop when they have sufficient amounts of water, with the aim to be more efficient of water use.
Also, the buildings will contain low-carbon materials, as well as "smart luxury" technologies, such as daily dimming, LED lighting and silent HVAC systems.