Slow-moving plans for a medical office building near Expo/Crenshaw Station have taken a step forward, with the publication of an initial study for the project by CRA/LA.

The project, slated for three parcels at 3900-3926 W. Jefferson Boulevard, calls for the construction of a three-story building featuring approximately 18,000 square feet of medical office space above a combined 5,700 square feet of ground-floor retail and restaurant space.  Plans also call for 4,600 square feet of exterior terrace gardens and 93 parking spaces in a partially-underground garage.

West Hollywood-based developer Charles Company is behind the project, which would require the demolition of an existing one-story building and an adjoining parking lot.  Construction is expected to occur over approximately 12 months, with occupancy expected sometime in 2020.

Charles Company, which has a handful of large mixed-use projects proposed throughout the Los Angeles area, is also behind plans for the District Square development on Crenshaw Boulevard.  Located just south of the Expo Line, plans call for a six-story building featuring 200 residential units, an open-air shopping center and parking for up to 1,300 vehicles.