New proposal submitted for abandoned Hawthorne Plaza mall

A rendering of the new complex
A rendering of the new complex

The ailing Hawthorne Plaza mall could be transformed into a massive mixed-use complex with office, retail and residential components under a new proposal by the city’s Planning Commission, the Daily Breeze reported.

“Ultimately, this development should erase the blight that has sat at the former mall site and help reinvigorate the heart of Hawthorne to instill pride in the community and help inspire economic growth,” said interim City Manager Arnie Shadbehr.

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Under the plan, developer the Charles Co. would rebuild the site, which stretches across 1 million square feet between 120th Street and El Segundo Boulevard, to include more than 800,000 square feet of offices and 600 homes as well as 500,000 square feet of retail space and 5,900 residences.

This is the third new proposal for the site since 2007. Previous proposals called for an outlet mall to be built there. [Daily Breeze]Katherine Clarke