Plans to redevelop a storage facility next to Metro's La Cienega/Jefferson Station with housing, offices, and retail are moving forward, with the publication of a sustainable communities environmental assessment by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

Detailed view of 3401 La CienegaSHoP Architects

The 3.5-acre development at 3401 S. La Cienega Boulevard, proposed by Australian real estate and construction firm Lendlease, two buildings featuring 260 residential units, approximately 227,000 square feet of offices, and 2,869 square feet of ground-floor retail space atop parking for 785 vehicles.

Lendlease, which is partnering with Australian investment firm Aware Super on the project, is seeking approvals for the project using density bonus incentives to permit a larger residential building than allowed under zoning rules. In exchange, 22 of the new units would be reserved for very low-income households, and an additional 7 units would be reserved as workforce housing.

SHoP Architects is designing 3401 La Cienega, which would include a 13-story, nearly 150-foot-tall residential building and a six-story, roughly 92-foot-tall office building. Renderings portray a pair of contemporary mid-rise structures with upper level setbacks used to create terrace decks. The proposed office building would also incorporate mass timber into its design.

Site plan for 3401 La Cienega BoulevardRELM

In addition to a subterranean parking garage, the two buildings would also share more than 32,000 square feet of publicly accessible open space at street level, designed by RELM. The new plaza would open directly onto an adjoining bike path, which itself flanks the entrance to La Cienega/Jefferson Station.

Per the environmental report, 3401 La Cienega remains on track to begin construction in early 2023 2023 and open by 2025.

The project is one of a handful of large mixed-use developments in the works surrounding La Cienega/Jefferson Station, highlighted by the Cumulus District, a 12-acre complex consisting of more than 1,200 apartments and a Whole Foods Market, and the, the 17-story Wrapper office tower.

3401 S La Cienega BoulevardGoogle Maps

Other projects in the planning stages include a 254-unit apartment complex on the opposite side of La Cienega Boulevard, and a series of office buildings proposed by Kilroy Realty Corp. and Lincoln Property Company.