A vacant building near Metro's Expo/Bundy Station could be making way for a much larger commercial development.
The approximately 50,000-square-foot structure, located at 11801 W. Olympic Boulevard, was most recently occupied by a Sports Chalet prior to the chain's bankruptcy and subsequent demise in 2016. An application submitted yesterday to the City of Los Angeles calls for redeveloping the approximately 1.64-acre site with a nine-story, 127,983-square-foot commercial building featuring 594 on-site parking spaces.
Property records link the proposed development to the retailer Bed, Bath & Beyond. The New Jersey-based company built an 85,000-square-foot store on the opposite side of Olympic Boulevard in 2008.
The project applicant is listed as the Gillis Family Partnership, based out of Century City.
A number of similarly scaled developments are also in the works for the Olympic corridor, including the Martin Expo Town Center mixed-use project and the proposed expansion and modernization of the 1980s Trident Center complex.
The project site is covered by the recently-adopted Expo Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan, which rezoned some areas surrounding four stations on the Expo Line.
- Sawtelle (Urbanize LA)