A few blocks north of Metro's Expo/Crenshaw Station, the concrete frame of a new office complex from CIM Group is nearing completion, just as the Mid-Wilshire-based firm breaks ground on a similar project across the street.
The two developments, located at 2922 and 3000 S. Crenshaw Boulevard, are rising on opposite corners of 30th Street.
The larger of the two projects, 2922 Crenshaw, consists of a three-story building that will feature approximately 87,000 square feet of office space and 1,750 square feet of ground-floor retail upon completion. Parking for 326 vehicles is to be located in an adjoining garage.
Abramson Architects is designing the development, which includes a landscaped courtyard between the garage and office building, as well as a rooftop amenity deck for use by tenants.
"The highly visible structure uses variations in massing, roof forms, wall planes, and surface articulation to create a sense of entry and reinforce the neighborhood scale," reads a design narrative from the Abramson website. "It features dramatic overhangs, inset corners, storefront windows, and numerous public spaces to create visual interest. A unified street wall on one side of the property further stimulates pedestrian activity along the redeveloping opportunity zone."
The project, which began construction earlier this year, is slated to open in 2022.
At the southeast corner of 30th and Crenshaw, CIM has quietly started work on a similar project on land owned by West Angeles Church of God in Christ.
That building, another three-story structure, will feature nearly 55,000 square feet of offices atop a two-level, 86-car subterranean parking garage.
ShubinDonaldson is designing the building, which is similar in appearance to its neighbor at 2922 Crenshaw.
The development site, located three blocks north of Metro's Expo/Crenshaw Station, is one of a handful of new office developments in the works for surrounding properties. A few blocks away on Exposition Boulevard, the Luzzato Company broke ground last year on a similar 94,000-square-foot complex which will serve as the new headquarters of fast-casual restaurant chain Sweetgreen.
CIM Group, which has invested heavily in infill and by-right developments in the West Adams and Jefferson Park neighborhoods, is not done on Crenshaw Boulevard. Directly across the street, the developer is planning a 168-unit apartment complex on another property owned by West Angeles Church.
- 2922 Crenshaw (Urbanize LA)