Community Benefits

Developed in Partnership with the County and City of Los Angeles

A revitalization of the West Los Angeles Civic Center, West LA Commons will retain and enhance the civic plaza concept initiated in the 1960s while bringing a wide array of amenities and diverse programs for community benefit. The proposed revitalization reflects the site’s history and elevates the neighborhood’s character through art, architecture, and an uncompromised quality of life for all. 

Housing Opportunities

There’s a housing option for everyone at West LA Commons! The project boasts 926 new apartment rental homes including 431 affordable units for families, seniors, and individuals.

A Place for Seniors

A new state-of-the-art Felicia Mahood Multipurpose Center will provide improved services and programs, and host special events just for seniors. West LA Commons also includes affordable senior housing.

A New Urban Landscape

More than 40% of the existing site will be planted, promoting community connectivity, outdoor living, and improved health outcomes in more than 120,000 square feet of publicly accessible open space. 

Community Programming

Gather your friends and family! The project will host a wide range of community events, movie nights, concerts, and job fairs. The opportunities are endless!

Farmers’ Market

Join your West LA community on Sundays for an expanded West LA Farmers’ Market featuring fresh produce, local goods, and live entertainment. 

Neighborhood-Serving Retail and Restaurants

With up to 71,000 square feet of new retail and restaurant space, residents and visitors will have exciting new places to explore and enjoy.

Public Art

West LA Commons will seek to showcase a wide variety of local artists, including works that highlight the rich history and cultural significance of the local Japanese and Oaxacan-American communities. 

A Revitalized Municipal Building

Home to city and county governmental agencies and community service providers, the new municipal building will be a vibrant mixed-use office complex and job center for the Westside.

Local Economic Investment

The project will prioritize local hiring and certified business enterprises, and bring some 1,675 construction jobs and 450 permanent jobs to West Los Angeles.