California Landmark Group has purchased the Westside Family YMCA property on Sawtelle Blvd. and plan to redevelop it into a retail and residential complex.
California Landmark didn’t disclose how much it paid for the property but said it plans to create a modern, mixed-use project featuring 73 residential units and 7,700 square feet of ground floor commercial space.
The YMCA will continue to operate at the location until its new 60,000 square foot facility is completed on the campus of nearby University High School.
California Landmark said its mixed-use plan on Sawtelle is consistent with current zoning, and will bring needed new rental housing, including below-market affordable units, to West Los Angeles. “CLG is excited to add a new project to the thriving Sawtelle corridor by improving walkability and adding new concepts to the flourishing food scene,” President Ken Kahan said in a statement. “California Landmark prides itself on integrating smart developments with the surrounding neighborhoods. It’s our hallmark.”
California Landmark’s recent projects include the BW, a contemporary 78-unit mixed use building at Barrington Ave. and Wilshire Blvd.; the HW, a 79-unit California courtyard residential project located along Hollywood Blvd. near Laurel Canyon; and the soon to be completed LC, a mid-century 84-unit mixed use development at Larchmont and Melrose.
California Landmark said it expects the Sawtelle project will have a contemporary Asian architectural theme similar to buildings in modern-day Tokyo. It plans to unveil initial designs in coming months.