Brush Strokes of Development: Row DTLA holds about 1.4 million square feet of office space.

Brush Strokes of Development: Row DTLA holds about 1.4 million square feet of office space. Photo by Courtesy Photo

Downtown-based Anti-Recidivism Coalition, a support and advocacy network for the formerly incarcerated, has leased 12,623 square feet of office space at Row DTLA.

ARC, a nonprofit coalition operating at 448 S. Hill St., offers reentry services, including education and employment assistance, supportive housing and trauma counseling. The group, which assists more than 400 formerly incarcerated young people across the state, is expected to move to its new home at the end of the month.

In a statement, Scott Budnick, ARC’s founder and president, said the organization chose to locate at Row DTLA because of the community of creative tenants at the site, a former industrial property renovated to house creative office space, retail, dining and public gathering space.

Row DTLA is a development of New York developer Atlas Capital. There are 19 tenants at the 30-acre Row DTLA site at Seventh and Alameda, which had been used in the 20th century as a produce distribution hub. Current tenants range from fashion shops to Tokyobike, a Japanese bicycle shop, and Café Dulce, a coffee shop and bakery.

“Like-minded companies, like Mitú, are already tenants, and the prospect of a slew of other innovative companies and start-ups, as well as exciting stores and restaurants, made this location obvious—but our decision ultimately rested on shared values held by ownership and team at The Row,” Budnick said in the statement.