Plans Emerge for Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza RedevelopmentPosted by Robert Baird, Food Systems & Land Use Policy Analyst on February 24th, 2015
The owners of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza have submitted preliminary details to the City Planning Department for a large-scale redevelopment that would replace the site’s surface parking and peripheral commercial buildings with 2 million square feet of new building space. The plan includes an outdoor retail village containing shops, restaurants and a bowling alley near the Crenshaw/Stocker intersection. A 14-story office tower is proposed near the Crenshaw/39th Street intersection and a 12-story, 400-room hotel is proposed near the Stocker/Santa Rosalia intersection. The plan’s housing component includes a 7-story complex adjacent to the Macy’s structure north of MLK Boulevard and another 5-story complex located near the Marlton/Santa Rosalia intersection, totaling 961 apartment and condominium units. The existing grocery space occupied by Albertsons would be replaced with a new, potentially larger space at the Marlton/MLK Boulevard intersection, though it’s unclear if Albertsons will remain as the operator following the redevelopment. Although new structures will replace much of the site’s existing parking, proposed parking facilities internal to the site will account for 7,000 spaces. Portals to the MLK subway station would be incorporated into the site once the Metro Crenshaw line opens in 2019.
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