The project, which has been in the works in some form or another since the administration of Mayor Tom Bradley (almost 30 years ago),has finally found the right combination of finance and anchor tenant to get the project rolling.
Kaiser Permanente will build an outpatient medical clinic on 8.5 acres (20 per cent) of the existing lot, which today is filled with sand, scrub, and debris containers left over from the recent demolition of prior structures. The remaining 11 acres will be developed into 120,000-150,000 square feet of mixed commercial development. It is hoped that Kaiser employees will provide an attractive beginning consumer base with which to attract businesses to the remaining 11 acres, which will provide 120,000-150,000 square feet of commercial development.
Marlton Square -- which sits off the 105, the 405 and the 10 at 4033-4081 Marlton Avenue -- is projected to attract not only local Crenshaw customers, but also customers traversing the routes between downtown and the Westside.