Hospital to rise at former Olympia site

| July 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

AERIAL VIEW of the new Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA in Mid-Wilshire.

UCLA to open mental health facility

Construction is underway for a new neuropsychiatric hospital at the site of the former Olympia Medical Center at 5900 Olympic Blvd., which closed in 2021.

The new Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA in Mid-Wilshire will replace and expand the one in Westwood.

The 175,000-square-foot new hospital will include both new construction and reconstruction of the existing building as outlined by architectural firm HOK and McCarthy Building Companies, according to the UCLA  Health project website.

119-bed facility

The 119-bed facility will cater to patients suffering from mental and behavioral health issues. The current 75 inpatient beds at UCLA will be relocated to the new facility, and the vacated space at the Westwood site will be used for medical and surgical care for more pediatric and adult patients at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

The estimated $450 million project in Mid-Wilshire is expected to be completed in spring 2026.

Mixed-use buildings

Also in Mid-Wilshire, located just two blocks south of the under-construction Wilshire / La Brea subway station, new housing and retail is planned to open soon at 850 S. La Brea Ave. The six-story Element Investments project includes 53 apartments above 3,000  square feet of ground-level commercial space and basement parking.

The podium-type building was designed by Open Architects.

A similar six-story, podium-style mixed-use building with 53 apartments above commercial space and subterranean parking was completed by Wiseman Residential at 838 – 840 S. La Brea.

Uriu & Associates designed the Wiseman building with one- and two-bedroom units with rents beginning at $2,400 a month.

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