As first reported by Steven Sharp for Urbanize LA, new renderings for a massive mixed-use development in the Crenshaw District surfaced this week, after the Department of Recreation and Park (RAP) signed off on their portion of the approval process. The committee’s approval represents another hurdle cleared on the entitlement application submitted by co-developers West Angeles Community Development Corporation and Watt Companies in September 2019.
Dubbed Crenshaw Crossing, the proposed mixed-use development would bring a mix of 401 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments to the Crenshaw District. Located across from the Crenshaw/Expo station, the project will be based around two podium-style structures that elevate the multifamily component above more than 40,000 square feet (SF) of ground floor retail space. According to the current plan, 81 units are deed restricted for low-income residents.
Aside from the retail component, the proposal calls for an additional 45,416 SF of common area space – including a plaza, four amenity decks and three recreation rooms. Each building will contain a three-level parking garage, accounting for 502 parking spaces in total.
According to Steven Sharp’s original reporting the joint-venture developers have enlisted Vernon-Central LATTC WorkSource Center and the Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) to coordinate the local hire program.