Yet another high-rise building could rise near the Expo Line's La Cienega/Jefferson Station, according to an entitlement application submitted yesterday to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.
The latest project would rise at 5850 W. Jefferson Boulevard, replacing what is now a surface parking lot. Plans call for the construction of a 22-story edifice which would sit atop four levels of underground parking.
Requested entitlements West Adams - Baldwin Hills - Leimert Community Plan Implementation Overlay regarding building height and floor area, as well as a zoning administrator's determination to allow relief from a transitional height requirement due to proximity to a property zoned for open space.
City records list the project applicant as David McNaught through the entity 5850 West Jefferson, LLC.
The project site is located just south of 5790 Jefferson Boulevard, where construction is now underway for a 17-story, 180,000-square-foot office tower known as Wrapper. The Real Deal reports that Samitaur, the same company which is developing Wrapper, is also behind the 5850 Jefferson development.
On the opposite side of Jefferson Boulevard, construction is in full swing for the 11-acre Cumulus development, which is highlighted by a 30-story apartment tower.
The proposed tower at 5850 Jefferson would rise just west of an Eric Owen Moss-designed office building which has been leased by Nike, and a few blocks north of the proposed Coffee Bean headquarters campus.
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