In Rancho Park, GPI Companies continues to progress with a $180-million plan to convert the shuttered Westside Pavilion Macy's an office campus.
The three-story edifice, located at the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Overland Avenue, was purchased by GPI Companies for $50 million in 2017 - the same year during which the department store closed. The Brentwood-based company began gutting the 1960s structure two years later, with the intention of converting its interior into 230,000 square feet of offices for rent.
The HLW-designed campus, which will be called the West End, retains the International Style exterior of the former Macy's, but trades formerly opaque exterior walls for floor-to-ceiling glass. A large courtyard and atrium area at the center of the property will be used to provide open space for tenants and natural lighting to the offices within.
Completion of the West End is expected this year.
The former Macy's is only one component of the larger Westside Pavilion mall, which closed two years after the department store in 2019. Developer Hudson Pacific Properties has since taken an ownership stake in the former shopping center, much of which is being converted into a 584,000-square-foot office campus for the tech giant Google.
In addition to the West End, GPI Companies is also in the midst of construction at a mixed-use housing project in West Hollywood, and is slated to build a 28-story apartment tower at the former site of Amoeba Music on Sunset Boulevard.
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