Los Angeles County Administration Building

Los Angeles County Administration Building

Los Angeles County Administration BuildingICO completed construction and achieved substantial completion in September 2007 on a 220,000-square-foot, build-to-suit Class A office building for the County of Los Angeles, ahead of schedule (24 months including design and construction) and within budget. This $107 million dollar project includes 200,000 square feet of office space, a 900-car parking structure, a 6,000-square-foot daycare center and 4,000 square feet of retail space. This project represents one of Los Angeles’ most significant public/private partnerships with the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles and the largest private development project completed in South Los Angeles in over 50 years. In addition this represents the first time that the County of Los Angeles has housed four different social service departments in one newly constructed office building.

Los Angeles County Administration BuildingA lease was executed by the County of Los Angeles as Lessee with ICO Vermont, LP as Lessor for a 30-year term.  ICO acted as the Master Developer of the project and directly handles all property operations associated with County occupancy.

This represented a complete “turn-key” project by ICO as the Master Developer for the County. Under this approach, ICO successfully directed (1) site acquisition for the project including the assembly of six different parcels and relocation of 21 residential households and one active retail business; (2) the extensive entitlement process required for the project including a Mitigated Negative Declaration under CEQA, as well as numerous public approvals by the City of Los Angeles and the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, leading and/or attending dozens of public hearings with the local community, the City, the CRA and the County; (3) the bond financing and bond insurance requirements for the project; (4) the core and shell and tenant improvement/FF&E design process in full conformity with the County’s detailed design criteria including a $414,000 public art program requirement; (5) the construction process including satisfying all prevailing wage and MBE/WBE requirements as well as new public infrastructure requirements requiring relocation of major power lines and sewer facilities, as well as street and alley vacations; (6) transition for construction to operations for approximately 1,000 County employees and their projected 1,500 daily visitors.

8300 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Client: County of Los Angeles: Department of Public Social Services; Department  of Children and Family Services; Child Support Services Division; and Department of Mental Health