Nadel-designed Juanita Tate Marketplace is now open, which includes 77,096 square feet of outdoor retail space with a full-service grocery. Located at 944 East Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles, the $21 million development is situated on a 6.5-acre site, which was formerly used as a scrap-metal plant. Construction began in May 2013 and completed in April 2014.
“In these urban areas, walkability is key,” said Greg Palaski, principal and project director with Nadel, Inc. “This project provides a much needed retail center and offers jobs and diverse food options to the surrounding community.”
Developed by Regency Centers, in conjunction with Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles (CCSCLA), the center is comprised of four different buildings that include Northgate Market, which occupies a 42,500-square-foot building, a 14,576-square-foot CVS pharmacy and two additional free-standing shop buildings totaling 20,000 square feet with space for up to 12 small shops. Additional tenants include Chase Bank, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Panda Express, Starbucks, Wabu Grill Teriyaki House, Wing Stop and Yogurtland. The site will also include an educational community center run by CCSCLA.
Nadel designed two free-standing buildings with exterior features that include brick, tile, plaster walls, high transom windows, cantilevered metal awnings, and stepping roof lines. The center also features a public art installation of three 25-foot-tall metal dandelions titled Wish by artist Heath Satow.
“We spent a great deal of time working with Nadel to design a center that looks great and will function well long term,” said John Mehigan, regional officer and vice president of investments with Regency Centers. “This unique design and its ‘main-and-main’ location allowed us to attract a unique group of retailers and restaurants that will serve this community for years to come.”
The general contractor on the project was MATT Construction.