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A First Look at the Huge, Expo-Adjacent Mixed-Use Complex at La Cienega/Jefferson

The 11-acre parcel next to the Expo Line's La Cienega/Jefferson station is slated to get a major project holding a variety of uses—residential, commercial, office space, as well as a grocery store and a very tall tower (around 30 stories). Now, conceptual renderings from developer Carmel Partners' draft environmental impact report, via Urbanize LA, illustrate how all those different uses might be distributed across the big chunk of land.

The buildings, designed by TCA Architects, aren't shown in great detail in these renderings, but will be designed in a "modern architectural style" and sport accent colors and "articulated building facades," according to the environmental documents.

The site would be cleared of everything now on it (including two radio towers) to make way for five buildings set on podiums, the tallest of which could rise to 320 feet. The 1,218 residences (one-, two-, and three-bedroom units) would be spread throughout the top floors of the buildings; half would be one-bedroom units. Residents would have access to swimming pools, plazas, and amenity decks. The development would also feature open green spaces and "a landscaped bike path connecting Jefferson Boulevard with the rear alley."

The section of the podium that's closer to the ground would house the project's 300,000 square feet of commercial space, including a 50,000-square-foot grocery store, 20,000 square feet of restaurant space, 200,000 square feet of office space, and 30,000 square feet of general retail. The project's 2,371 parking spaces will be spread among underground and above-ground parking garages. There will also be 1,500 bike parking spaces.

Carmel Partners still needs to get several approvals before they can start construction on the mixed-use megaproject, which is expected to begin in 2018.

· First Look at Huge La Cienega/Jefferson TOD [ULA]
· Jefferson and La Cienega Project [LA City Planning]
· Massive West Adams Megaproject Could Bring a Grocery Store and the Area's Tallest Building [Curbed LA]