A local real estate development firm that recently began transforming the landmark Hollywood Western Building into affordable housing is looking to build a ground-up project on a surface parking lot a few blocks south.
In an application submitted recently to the City of Los Angeles, ABS Properties proposes the construction of a new 26-story high-rise building which would replace the triangular surface parking lot located at 5645 W. Fernwood Avenue and 5636 De Longpre Avenue. The project, dubbed Skyvillage Hollywood, would feature a total of 499 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments for seniors on its upper floors and 54 parking stalls in stackers in a basement garage.
ABS is seeking the approval of density bonus incentives permitting relief from local zoning restrictions relating to floor area, open space, and setbacks. The project would include 100 moderate-income units, 394 low-income units, and five manager's apartments.
Cuningham is designing Skyvillage, which would rise approximately 283 feet in height. Plans show a contemporary exterior of fiber cement and metal panels, with cantilevering balconies and solar panels embedded into the side of the building. In addition to private open space, images show a rooftop amenity deck.
At the street level, ABS has proposed realigning the wedge-shaped intersection of Fernwood and De Longpre, allowing the tower to rise on the western side of the intersection rather than the eastern. The ground plane surrounding the high-rise would be improved with a landscaped plaza featuring a community garden, outdoor seating, and water features.
The proposed project sits a block southwest of the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue, which has recently seen the construction of a new (and briefly sentient) Target, and is poised to add roughly 1,000 apartments through a pair of mixed-use projects in the near future.
The Skyvillage property is also bounded by two other multifamily residential developments - Holland Partner Group's 185-unit Ardence & Bloom apartments and the PATH Villas Hollywood supportive housing complex.
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