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Kaiser Permanente wants to expand its Chinatown facility

New plans call for a two-phase development
By Cathaleen Chen | January 31, 2017 10:45AM

Kaiser Foundation mental health center at 765 West College Street (Credit: YP)

The Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center near Chinatown could soon be redeveloped into a four-story, 100,00-square-foot facility, city filings show.

The healthcare organization, under its nonprofit Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, filed plans Monday for a two-phase development, the first phase of which would involve the expansion of its center at 765 West College Street, off the 110.

The 2.2-acre project also encompasses 12,000-square-foot parking next door to the existing center, according to property records. The College Street center was built in 1968 and last updated in 1990.

A spokesperson for the company was not immediately available for comment on the center’s plans.

Kaiser, a medical consortium based in Oakland, was L.A.’s biggest office tenant as of February last year, with 3.1 million square feet of occupied space at 51 addresses, according to an analysis by The Real Deal. Kaiser owns nearly 50 properties in Los Angeles County, according to PropertyShark.

Kaiser also recently broke ground on a $90-million, 100,000-square-foot building in the Marlton Square area of South L.A.