A proposal to build a mid-rise office complex in the Sawtelle neighborhood has taken a step forward, with the publication of an initial study by the City of Los Angeles.  

The project, which is being developed by Vantage Property Investors, would replace two existing buildings at 2255 Sawtelle Boulevard with an eight-story edifice containing approximately 135,000 square feet of office space.  Plans also call for an adjacent parking structure featuring 472 vehicle stalls in four above-grade levels and one basement level.  

Designed by Gensler, the building would rise approximately 133 feet in height.  Open-air decks are to be carved into the building at multiple locations, including its roof level.  

The environmental study assumes an approximately 18-month construction period for 2255 Sawtelle, with final buildout occurring in 2021.

Several other large office buildings are planned along the nearby Olympic Corridor, including a 10-story, 150,000-square-foot tower at the Martin Expo Town Center development and a nine-story, 123,000-square-foot complex at 11801 W. Olympic Boulevard.  

In addition, a $300-million expansion of the Trident Center could add approximately 115,000 square feet of new space.