573-unit residential project planned near Expo Line’s Crenshaw station

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A new plan has emerged for a site south of Exposition and Crenshaw boulevards most recently slated for a shopping center project with housing. Now the plan is for the mixed-use development to have staggering 573 units—nearly three times what was most recently proposed here—as well as shops, a grocery store, and as many as seven restaurants.

A filing with the city planning department, first reported by Urbanize LA, is light on details. The property owner at 3670 Crenshaw was, at last report, The Charles Company. The company is also developing the gradually progressing Melrose Triangle project in West Hollywood, where the company is based. This project would lie in Leimert Park, on its border with Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw.

The Charles Company’s plan for the 6-acre project in 2015 was to have 200 housing units and shopping. The development, set to be called District Square, was once planned to be complete in 2013.

Two years later, Intersections LA reported that a memo from the now defunct community redevelopment agency indicated that the project stalled because one of the retail anchor tenants pulled out and caused the Charles Company to reconsider the project’s components.

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