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Massive West Adams Megaproject Could Bring a Grocery Store and the Area's Tallest Building

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If a newly proposed project in West Adams is built, it will more or less create its own little village, with a 50,000-square-foot supermarket and 1,218 residential units in multiple buildings on the 11-acre spread just north of the La Cienega/Jefferson Expo Line station (aka the See's Candies Factory stop). One of those buildings could be up to 300 feet tall, making it vastly taller than pretty much everything around it and in all of West Adams, reports Urbanize LA.

Environmental analysis documents filed with the Department of City Planning say the project would take the form of approximately five buildings, with non-residential uses like the market, 200,000 square feet of offices, 20,000 square feet of restaurant space, and miscellaneous other retail taking up the lower levels of the podium-style buildings, and residential units on the upper levels. The development would also feature courtyards and plazas throughout. Despite the fact that a future resident or employee here could throw a baseball from this self-proclaimed transit-oriented site and hit an Expo station, there will also be a ton of parking: enough for 2,371 cars (and 1,500 bicycles).

A reliable source tells us the new megaproject is being developed by Carmel Partners, the people behind Downtown's under-construction Eighth & Grand; for now it's going by the name Cumulus Transit Oriented/Mixed-Use Project. Designed by TCA Architects, it would be just about a block away from Culver City's trendy Hayden Tract. The site is currently home to one office building and two radio towers (KLOS and KABC), plus a few other structures.
· Huge Mixed-Use Complex Planned in West Adams [ULA]