Camfield Partners plans El Sereno warehouse for LAPD’s auto theft division

City agreed to a $28M deal with Camfield and will buy building upon completion

Feb.February 25, 2019 01:00 PM
LAPD Chief Michel Moore and 1925 North Marianna Avenue (Credit: Google Maps)

Camfield Partners wants to build a large new warehouse and office in El Sereno for storing evidence and equipment for the Los Angeles Police Department.

The Laguna Hills-based firm filed plans with the city for the 80,000-square-foot warehouse earlier this month. It would be built on a vacant 6.8-acre lot at 1925 N. Marianna Avenue.

Camfield, a small firm led by Ken Jackson, purchased the lot in 2015 for $6.5 million. The City Council approved a $28 million purchase and sale agreement with Camfield to develop the warehouse. The City of L.A. will purchase the building upon completion.

The building will be a warehouse for the LAPD’s Commercial Auto Theft Section and Property Division, which handles evidence. The LAPD will use it to store surveillance equipment and bait cars. There will be office space for around two dozen staff, as well as rooftop parking.

The Commercial Auto Theft Section was based in Downtown L.A. until 2011 when its building was demolished. It’s currently sharing space in the San Fernando Valley with the LAPD Bomb Squad.

The El Sereno lot, which is located near interstates 10 and 710, would provide a more accessible location. The auto theft division’s Valley location has been problematic because a lack of close access to freeways, according to a city staff report.

Related Articles

Governor Gavin Newsom and Senator Nancy Skinner (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

Developers rejoice: Newest state law aims to boost housing production

Assemblyman David Chiu and Gov. Gavin Newsom (Credit: Wikipedia and iStock)

California passes landmark rent control law

Ron Galperin and an overview of LA (Credit: iStock)

LA owns thousands of properties, many of them vacant. LA’s controller has an idea to spur development

Bob Halavi and 827 South Grand View Street (Credit: LinkedIn and Google Maps)

This 60-unit resi project would add to MacArthur Park’s growing pipeline

Top to bottom: a rendering of the project and a photo of the site at 3170 West Olympic Boulevard (Credit: Google Maps)

Koreatown hotelier sells shovel-ready development site entitled for 252 units

Domvs London co-founder Barry Watts and 800 Tortuoso Way (Credit: Linkedin, Dougas Elliman)

Developer lists a third of Park Bel Air for reduced price of $45M

6033 N. De Soto Avenue (Credit: Google Maps)

Development plans at Warner Center now include a 190-unit senior facility

Recent renderings of multi-family projects

LA County’s housing stock jumps, as does monthly rent: report