A short walk west from Cahuenga Boulevard, a new multifamily residential development is rising from a hillside property in Studio City.

Construction at 3649-3657 Regal AvenueUrbanize LA

The project, entitled in 2019 by applicant Ellia Thompson, replaced a string of single-family homes located at 3649-3657 Regal Place. In their place now stands a five-story building which will feature 28 residential units atop a 56-car parking garage. 

Approved plans include Transit-Oriented Communities incentives, permitting a larger structure than otherwise allowed by zoning regulations. In exchange, four of the apartments will be reserved for rent by lower-income households, replacing the four units replaced by the new construction.

Labyrinth Design Studio is the architect of the project, which uses stepped building heights following the contours of the surrounding hillside to create balconies and terrace decks. Renderings portray a contemporary low-rise structure with earth-tone colors and a mix of gable and flat roofs.

Rendering of 3649-3657 Regal AvenueLADCP

The project site sits west across the US-101 freeway corridor from Universal City, where a 400,000-square-foot NBCUniversal office campus is now under construction and an expansion of the Hilton Universal City hotel is planned.