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Developer pitches plans for 22-story along Expo Line

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The site is near La Cienega and Jefferson and right by another major mixed-use development

A photo of the property where the tower will rise, as seen from the street; it presently contains a parking lot.
The property at 5850 Jefferson Boulevard.
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A property just south of the Jefferson/La Cienega Expo Line station and the under-construction Cumulus project is now slated for a 22-story commercial tower.

A developer, listed as 5850 West Jefferson LLC, filed plans with the city Thursday for the project, which would include four levels of underground parking.

The Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw site—the addresses listed in plans are 5860 Jefferson and 3475 La Cienega—is occupied now with a parking lot and a commercial building.

The site is adjacent to the parcel where a futuristic 17-story tower called Wrapper is planned. The project, designed by Eric Owen Moss, has been in the works for over a decade and, according to Urbanize, pre-construction work is finally underway.

The Real Deal reported that the project developer of the 5860 Jefferson tower is connected to Samitaur Constructs, which is building Wrapper and also owns a property on the same block that is leased to Nike.

The area around the station is busy with construction, most notably with the massive Cumulus project from Carmel Partners. That development will hold a Whole Foods, 50,000 square feet of retail, 1,200 apartments, and include a 30-story high rise.