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Construction starts on Juanita Tate Marketplace in South Los Angeles

Los Angeles -- Construction has begun on Nadel Architects-designed Juanita Tate Marketplace, a 77,096-sq.-ft. outdoor retail center in South Los Angeles. Owned by Regency Centers, the $21 million development will bring a full-service grocery and retail center to the highly underserved surrounding community.

The center is being designed by Nadel Architects.

“When designing Juanita Tate Marketplace, our goal was to provide a convenient, centralized shopping destination that supplies a wide range of food and services catering to the South Los Angeles community,” said Greg Palaski, managing principal and project director of Nadel Architects. “In addition to coming up with the most cost-effective way to develop the center and remain consistent with the tenants’ requirements, our design helped create an inclusive retail center for local residents to enjoy.”  

The center consists of a 42,500-sq.-ft. building to be occupied by the anchor, a 14,576-sq.-ft. building for CVS and two additional free-standing buildings totaling 20,000 sq. ft. with space for up to 12 small shops. Nadel designed the buildings as if they were built separately to give a small-town Main Street, commercial feel.

Nadel’s contemporary design features brick, tile and plaster walls as well as elements that are visually appealing and reflect the commercial buildings from the surrounding area with high transom windows, cantilevered metal awnings and stepping roof lines.

The general contractor on the project is MATT Construction.

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