A New Costco-Anchored Community Might Be Coming To Los Angeles

Thrive Living, a workforce housing developer wants to breath new life into this five-acre Baldwin Village, Los Angeles property. The plans call for a mixed-use complex featuring 800 apartments and a Costco-anchored retail center.

The new mixed-use development will replace the former View Park Community Hospital.

Devised by the renowned architectural firm AO, the structure will rise six stories above an underground parking garage. It will offer a range of indoor/outdoor amenity spaces, including five courtyards, a landscaped walking path, a rooftop pool, basketball courts, play structures, and a fitness area. The vision also includes outdoor spaces for movie nights and community gardens.

The project will utilize Transit Oriented Development incentives to increase the allowable density. As a trade-off, a significant portion, 23% of the new units – a total of 184 apartments, will be specifically designated as low-income affordable housing. In addition, the developer is ready to funnel close to $1 billion, into workforce housing nationwide.

Thrive living.

Ensuring efficiency, the development team will compose the development of prefabricated modular units. They will build these units off-site and then assemble them directly on the property, enhancing convenience and hastening progress. Because of this approach, it is quite conceivable that the project could reach completion in under two years.

Costco Plans

The centerpiece of this development is the new Costco store, the first of its kind in South Los Angeles. This store will offer a range of services including produce, optical services, a pharmacy, and delivery services. Expected to be a significant contributor to the local economy, the Costco store plans to create up to 400 permanent jobs. Not only will it boost employment, but it will also provide essential services to the community.

Location History

In 1948 aerial images, the site appears to be some sort of dumping ground. However, there was a significant change sometime between 1952 and 1964. A building emerged on the site and later became an AT&T Field Technician’s office.

Same location in 1958.
2018 Aerial view.
2015 Street View from Coliseum St

Last Updated on June 30, 2024 by F. E. Mufute

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