WLA MUNICIPAL COURT

West Los Angeles, CA

The Asset Development Division of Los Angeles County joined with The Los Angeles Municipal Court to commission a study for redevelopment options for the majority of a city block in West Los Angeles on the south side of Santa Monica Boulevard just to the west of the San Diego Freeway. The study considered both physical and economic development potential of the project site, with a total of 10 Courtrooms (Divisions) common to all options.

Three options were developed. Alternatives A and B involve the renovation of the existing Courts Building (5 Courtrooms) and the construction of a major (5 Courtroom) addition. Alternative C involves demolishing the existing Courts Building and the construction of a completely new facility. Alternatives A and C (only) consider the income generating potential of leasing residual County-owned land (with Santa Monica Boulevard frontage) for commercial development.