A quarter-mile northwest of Metro's Expo/Crenshaw Station, grading and construction activities have begun for a low-rise office building.
The project, located along the south side of Jefferson Boulevard between Wellington and Virginia Roads, is designed in building permits as a three-story edifice containing offices, retail, and restaurant space above a parking garage.
Per an initial study published in 2018 by CRA/LA, the new development will include approximately 18,000 square feet of space on its upper floors - designated as medical offices - with 5,700 square feet of ground-floor commercial uses and semi-subterranean parking for 93 vehicles.
Construction of the project, which is depicted in renderings with a series of rooftop terrace decks, is expected to occur over an approximately 12-month period.
City records list the project's general contractor as Excel Property Management Services, Inc., a West Hollywood-based entity based out of the same offices as the developer Charles Company, which obtained development rights for the redevelopment agency site in 2016.
Charles Company has proposed a slew of larger mixed-use projects across Los Angeles County, including District Square - a housing and retail development slated for a large empty site at Crenshaw and Obama Boulevards. A Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge recently ordered the approval of the proposed 577-unit complex, finding that the City of Los Angeles and South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission had lacked violated the State's Housing Accountability Act in a November 2019 decision to block the project's construction.
The new offices at Jefferson Boulevard follow on the heels of a slew of similar developments in Jefferson Park and West Adams, including a $48-million complex along Exposition Boulevard which is slated to be the new headquarters of the restaurant chain Sweetgreen.
- 3900 W. Jefferson Boulevard (Urbanize LA)