West View Flower Street
Flower Street lofts was developed by Cim Group (third street promenade, Gas Company Lofts) and Marina Del Rey based developer the Lee Group (grand lofts, skylofts), which specializes in brownfield loft conversions. They converted the historic United Parcels Service building (UPS) into 91 loft condominiums in 2003. The UPS building was built in 1936- UPS had been doing business in Los Angeles since 1922, in 1916 they started painting their trucks their trademark brown. The site was used for 40 years as UPS’s main distribution center for Los Angeles, as well as a garage for their delivery trucks. As a result of this, the ground water and soil were partially contaminated, probably to a similar degree to an automotive repair shop. The developers spent $600,000 cleaning up the site, and another $37,000,000 renovating the building.