First there was high-tech. Now there is "high flex."
Essentially, a high-tech building in most parts of the Southland is an industrial structure with 10% to 15% office space, with the remainder devoted to high-bay warehouse or manufacturing, according to developer Ralph Baas of Goodrich-Baas & Associates, Westlake Village.
A high-flex building, typified by his $11.8-million, 112,000-square-foot Willow/Westlake Building opening Dec. 1, is designed for maximum flexibility. It can be improved as all office space with up to 13-foot clearance, making it suitable for computer, engineering, service, regional and corporate office uses, he added.
The two-story building at the southeast corner of Sunset Boulevard and Willow Lane in the Westlake Village area of Thousand Oaks was designed by Witherly, Fenster & Erickson of North Hollywood. It was built by Oltmans Construction Co., Westlake Village. The leasing agent is Mutual Properties, Westlake Village.