Architecture firm Steinberg Hart has unveiled renderings for a mixed-use development planned near SpaceX headquarters and the Hawthorne Municipal Airport.
The 2.53-acre project site, located along Crenshaw Boulevard between Jack Northrop Avenue and El Segundo Boulevard, calls for the construction of 230 residential units with approximately 3,100 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a dedicated parking garage.
Plans call for a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans, ranging between 300 and 1,000 square feet in size. Plans also call for on-site amenities such as fitness centers, a swimming pool, walking paths, and outdoor decks.
Renderings portray a series of six-story buildings that would stretch over 800 feet along the narrow, rectangular development site. Perimeter landscaping would line the project's frontage along Crenshaw Boulevard, with numerous courtyards and lounge areas providing open space. The images show that several of the courtyards would open onto the street, and space is set aside for sidewalk dining at the northern end of the property.
Blackwood Real Estate has been pursuing the Hawthorne development since 2016, which was originally planned as a slightly larger 300-unit apartment building. The project was approved in its current form in mid-2017, despite opposition from SpaceX - which had initially expressed support for the proposed apartment complex - and some local elected officials.
The Real Deal reports that the development was recently sold to Dinerstein Cos. for $18.2 million. The Houston-based firm is also behind the East Village development near the Expo Line in Santa Monica, and has also recently built large apartment buildings in Playa Vista and Warner Center.
The Hawthorne development site is located just south of an elevated Green Line station in the median of the 105 Freeway. It is one of a handful of large mixed-use projects proposed in the city, including a $500-million housing and commercial development that would replace the former Hawthorne Plaza mall.
- Hawthorne Archive (Urbanize LA)