123,634 SQFT Office Campus Planned for Hollywood

Los Angeles, Hollywood, Bardas Development Group, Other Work, LA LGBT Center

By Catherine Sweeney 

After plans were submitted to the City of Los Angeles last week, a new office complex totaling 123,634 square feet could soon be added to Hollywood. Plans were submitted by West Hollywood-based Bardas Development Group, which describes the property as “a master planned creative environment marrying the old bowstring truss design with a modern creative space.”

The two-acre project site is located at 1128 to 1146 North Las Palmas Avenue and 1139 to 1155 North McCadden Place. Should it be approved, the project would include the demolition of an existing parking structure and the construction of a three-story office building totaling  80,864 square feet. A new three-level subterranean parking structure also would provide 273 vehicle parking spaces.  

In addition to the new construction, project plans call for the retention of four existing buildings and the redevelopment of an additional manufacturing property, which is also on the site. The redevelopment would convert the facility into additional office space and also add 1,042 square feet of extra office and retail space at the ground floor level. 

The project is being designed by Los Angeles-based architecture firm Other Works. Recently submitted renderings from the architecture firm show new construction to be designed in a contemporary style with a glass and metal facade. The new three-story building also will feature a curved roof intended to set the building apart while still blending in with nearby developments. The renovated office property also would open up to a retail courtyard  featuring seating and landscaping. 

Located in Hollywood just off of Santa Monica Boulevard, the office complex also will be near a variety of retail and shopping amenities. The property is also located within walking distance of several well-known Hollywood attractions, including the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Sunset Gower Studios. The office complex would also be directly neighboring the LA LGBT Center, which is currently under construction. Once complete, the project will include a six-story senior housing facility, a five-story youth housing facility as well as an additional building with administrative offices, youth services and more. 

The office complex also would be located near several other developments by Bardas. According to its website, the company has many other developments planned in or near Hollywood, including a 600,000 square-foot studio campus at 5601 Santa Monica Boulevard and a 100,000 square-foot adaptive reuse office project at 6101 E. Melrose Avenue. 

Bardas Development Group was founded in 2018 by David Simon, a commercial real estate developer, investor and operator with more than 30 years of experience. In that time, Simon has been involved in more than $10 billion worth of transactions. 

Neither Bardas Development Group nor Other Works responded in time to comment on this story.