On the eastern perimeter of Playa Vista, a long-vacant property is finally being developed into a small office and retail complex.

Kor-Ten, as the project is known, is now rising on a wedge-shaped property at the corner of Centinela and Mesmer Avenues.  The four-story building will feature approximately 11,600 square feet of offices above 1,200 square feet of ground-floor restaurant space and a parking garage.  A terrace level and street-fronting patio will offer more than 1,500 square feet of outdoor space.

The project is being designed by local architecture firm Netarq, and constructed by the Sunshine Builders Group.

Historic aerial images show that the property has been undeveloped as far back as the early 1950s.


Rendering by Netarq
Image via Google Maps

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Four-Story Development Tops Out at 1st & Fairfax

The project includes 45 apartments and ground-floor retail space.

The wood-and-concrete frame of a small mixed-use development near The Grove is now complete. The four-story development, which comes from local real estate firm Conroy Commercial, replaces an auto body repair shop at 1st Street and Fairfax Avenue.  City records indicate the building will feature 45 residential units atop 1,258 square feet of ground-floor commercial space above a basement parking garage. Ovalle Architects, a Long Beach-based firm, designed the contemporary low-rise structure.