Robhana Group and Inception Property Group are nearing completion for a new medical outpatient facility in Pico Union.

The Downtown West Medical Center, located at 1120 W. Washington Boulevard, consists of a four-story building with 60,000 square feet of rentable space, in addition to an adjoining eight-story parking structure.  The entirety of the property was preleased at the start of construction to Healthcare Partners, a subsidiary of DaVita Medical Group.

Ware Malcomb designed the concrete-and-glass structure, which is scheduled for completion this Spring.

Robhana and Inception have plans for a follow-up development across the street, featuring an additional 48,000 square feet of rentable area. 

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In 2012, Metro began exploring the possibility of transforming a segment of a former freight rail right-of-way that cuts through the heart of South Los Angeles into an active transportation project.  The project, now known as the Rail-to-River corridor, would convert the Harbor Subdivision - which runs east-to-west along Florence and Slauson Avenues - for use by pedestrians and cyclists.

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