The former home of Shriners Hospital could soon be reactivated with medical clinics and senior housing, according to an application recently submitted to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.
The property - which spans a full block bounded by Geneva Street, Commonwealth Avenue, 4th Street, and Virgil Avenue - was vacated by Shriners in 2017, when the hospital relocated to a new facility in Pasadena. Later that year, The Real Deal reported that real estate investment firm Mitaa Group purchased the more than 150,000-square-foot building for approximately $24 million.
Mitaa Group's plans for the site, which were filed with the City in July, call for renovating the early 1950s building to serve as medical clinics and office space. The project would also add 30,000 square feet of space atop the southern portion of the site, creating 40 senior apartments and accompanying amenities.
The Albert Group Architects is designing the project, which would largely retain the existing appearance of the mid-century brick structure, save for the contemporary addition along 4th Street.
The new submission to the City is an updated proposal from Mitaa Group, which previously sought to convert the entire property into a 132-unit assisted living facility. Entitlements were approved by the Planning Department in 2019.