The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's proposed campus in Baldwin Hills has received the approval of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.
The project, which was considered by the commission at its meeting last week, calls for redeveloping a 3.6-acre property at 6000 W. Jefferson Boulevard with a 220,000-square-foot facility that would serve as the company's new headquarters. Plans call for two buildings - a three-story structure fronting Jefferson and a six-story edifice as the southern side of the property - which would feature 90,000 square feet offices, 95,000 square feet of space for warehousing and manufacturing, and a 2,200-square-foot drive-thru establishment.
Parking for 828 vehicles would be located in a surface lot and basement garages that extend as far as five levels below ground.
The mixed-use campus is being designed by Beverly Hills-based architecture firm Jack Hollander & Associates.
Construction of the Coffee Bean project is expected to occur over 35 months.
The project site was previously owned by the City of Los Angeles, which sold it to Coffee Bean last year to facilitate the proposed development. The company is currently headquartered out of the Wilshire Courtyard complex near LACMA.
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