Lately, we've seen a lot of plans emerging for residential developments in the area to the southwest of Hollywood and Highland.  Now, lets take a look at an upcoming development located north of Hollywood Boulevard:

1840 N Highland Avenue
A new six-story, 118-unit multi-family residential building with approximately 166,000 square feet of floor area and 216 parking spaces on a 57,810 square foot site that is currently a surface parking lot and vacant.

1840 Highland Avenue will consist of one, two and three bedroom units, complete with outdoorsy amenities including a pool and a spa.  The project was designed by Los Angeles based Nadel Architects, who also bear responsibility for City West's Bixel and Lucas development.  In a time where so many low-rise projects seem eager to lather on stucco, 1840 Highland bucks the trend.  Architectural drawings provided to the Department of City Planning indicate that the building will be clad in metal paneling, plaster and glass.  If only more of the mixed-use projects in Downtown could get similar treatment!

As luck would have it, 1840 Highland isn't the only project looking to liven up the gateway to the Hollywood Bowl.  Curbed LA reports that a 100-room Indigo Hotel is in the works on the opposite side of Highland Avenue.

Anyway, I leave you here with some grainy, black and white eye candy.