A block north of the Vermont/Santa Monica subway station in East Hollywood, a pair of 1940s commercial buildings is set to make way for the construction of a mixed-use apartment complex.

View looking southeastThe Albert Group Architects

Last week, Michael Pourmussa of Hollywood Vermont Residences, LLC filed an application late last year with the L.A. Department of City Planning seeking entitlements for the construction of a new development at 1136-1142 N. Vermont Avenue. Plans call for razing the two existing building, as well as an adjacent parking area, clearing the way for the construction of a new seven-story edifice which would feature 65 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above approximately 2,100 square feet of ground-level commercial space and parking for 43 vehicles.

Requested entitlements include Transit Oriented Communities incentives, allowing more height, density, and floor area than typically permitted by zoning rules. In exchange, eight of the new apartments would be set aside for rent as extremely low-income affordable housing.

The Albert Group Architects is designing 1136 Vermont, which is portrayed in renderings as a contemporary podium-type building with an articulated facade of plaster, cement, and metal. Architectural plans show a small amenity deck located at the rooftop of the apartment complex.

"The facade is made up of various planes that break the monolithic volume and carry different materials and shades of color, including cement plaster and cement boards, black metal cladding, and board form concrete," states a narrative released by the architect.

1136-1142 N Vermont AvenueGoogle Maps

The project follows several new developments in the vicinity of Vermont/Santa Monica Station, including a new affordable housing complex now rising next to the station's entrance on Santa Monica Boulevard and  a 177-unit mixed-use building from Jamison Services under construction one block east.

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