DOCS Health and Swinerton held a groundbreaking event in late October, to celebrate the commencement of construction on a new surgical hospital near the infamous "asterisk" in Mid-Wilshire. The forthcoming DOCS Surgical Hospital, located at 6000 S. San Vicente Boulevard, will involve a new five-story building with four operating theaters and an imaging center. The approved plans also show medical offices, a pharmacy, ground-level commercial space, and a 40-vehicle parking facility.
Mesa Design Architects is the firm responsible for designing the proposed development, which is depicted in renderings as a modern, low-rise structure adorned with concrete, terra cotta, and glass. The design envisions a spacious "healing garden" on the building's rooftop as a space for patient recuperation.
This project represents a departure from the typical developments in the vicinity of the asterisk, a colloquial term referring to the junction of San Vicente, Olympic Boulevard, and La Brea Avenue. There have mostly been proposals for mixed-use residential buildings in the area, including a 120-unit complex at 6052 W. Olympic Boulevard and a 26-unit apartment complex under construction on Spaulding Avenue.
The demolition of the current hospital building at 6000 San Vicente is slated to commence this month, with the completion of the new facility expected in the spring of 2026. In addition to this healthcare venture, UCLA is also in the process of establishing a new neuropsychiatric hospital at the former site of Olympia Medical Center on 5900 Olympic Boulevard.
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