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South Carolina developer plans new warehouse in Central-Alameda

The 167k sf property would be used to store household goods
By Natalie Hoberman |
Research by Haru Coryne
February 13, 2019 01:00PM

Johnson Development CEO Geordy Johnson and an aerial view of 4500 West Long Beach Avenue (Credit: Google Maps)

A developer based in South Carolina has filed plans to build an industrial warehouse in Central-Alameda, about 500 feet away from a residential area.

Johnson Development Associates is requesting approvals to demolish a collection of existing buildings and build a new 167,000-square-foot warehouse, according to documents published with the Department of City Planning.

If approved, the property would be used as storage for household goods.

Property records show an individual named Hector Lozano owns the six parcels, located at 4500 West Long Beach Avenue. The assemblage includes five industrial properties and one residential property.

The applicant — Johnson Development — is a subsidiary of the Johnson Group, based in South Carolina. The company, which has an office in El Segundo, builds industrial, multifamily, self-storage and commercial properties, according to its website.

Central-Alameda, located in South Los Angeles, is home to several industrial properties already. In December, one of the owners of a 256,000-square-foot warehouse on South Alameda Street filed plans to convert the property into a 118-unit multifamily complex. Tal Hassid, the CEO of a door manufacturing company, said in the filing that the project would cater to “artists in residence.”