Aragon Properties Corporation has broken ground on two multifamily residential developments just north of Vista Hermosa Park in Westlake.

The two six-story buildings, located at 1314-1320 W. Court Street and 1315-132 W. Colton Street, will featuring a combined 120 apartments - including 10 very low-income afforable units - with 149 structured parking spaces.  Plans call for a mix of one- and two-bedroom dwellings - all of which would include balconies - and common amenities such as a community room and multiple roof decks.

Coe Architecture is designing the podium-type buildings, which will be highlighted by a "strong lattice of white frames" which refrence the Los Angeles street grid.

The new housing replaces two lots that have been vacant for over 50 years.  Similar developments are under construction nearby at 1363 W. Colton Street and 1246 W. Court Street.

Aragon Properties is also building a five-story, 70-unit apartment complex on Glendale Boulevard, and has obtained entitlements for a 204-unit development on Sunset Boulevard.