With the publication of a new environmental study by the City of Los Angeles, plans from Bardas Investment Group for yet another office complex just north of Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood are continuing to move forward.

The proposed project, which would neighbor the LA LGBT Center's Anita May Rosenstein Campus, calls for redeveloping a parking lot at 1149 N. Las Palmas Avenue with new three-story, 80,987-square-foot office building, as well as the conversion of an adjoining building at 1155 N. Las Palmas into offices and 695 retail space. Additionally, plans call for converting existing industrial uses at 1128-1146 N. Las Palmas Avenue into offices, pushing the total size of the project to more than 123,000 square feet of office space. Plans also call for 213 parking spaces, which would be located in a subterranean garage.

Aerial view looking southeast from McCadden PlaceOtherworks

At the time the project was submitted to the Planning Department in late 2021, Otherworks was the design architect, while House & Robertson was serving as landscape architect and Agency Artifact as landscape architect.

Plans call for new buildings with "curved, layered roofing," and a modern look. Plans call for exteriors consisting of glass panels, simulated wood, perforated metal railings, and concrete panels, as well as 22,000 square feet of open space in the form of a courtyard, terraces, and decks.

Rooftop deck at 1149 N Las Palmas AvenueOtherworks

The new Las Palmas project would rise just west of AVA Hollywood, a mixed-use apartment complex recently completed by AvalonBay, and a few blocks to the east of a new mixed-use complex from Onni Group.

While a precise timeline for the project has is not specified in the environmental report, construction is expected to be completed over a 20-month period after the start of work. The proposed development will first require the approval of mandatory site plan review and a conditional use permit by the City of Los Angeles.

Interior courtyard at 1149 N Las Palmas AvenueOtherworks

Bardas, which is headquartered out of neighboring West Hollywood, is planning a number of small and mid-sized office projects throughout Hollywood, including others now in the planning stages on Melrose Avenue and Cahuenga Boulevard. The company's largest projects to date are a proposed studio and office complex slated for the site of a shuttered Sears department store on Santa Monica Boulevard and the proposed $600-million redevelopment of the Television Center complex.

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