One block west of Centinela Avenue in Mar Vista, construction is in the home stretch for a new co-living apartment complex from a Santa Monica-based firm.

The project, now taking shape at 12518 Venice Boulevard, consists of a four-story building which will feature 19 apartments on its upper floors and parking below. However, the apartments are to be rented out in a co-living style arrangement, meaning that the project will account for 112 total beds in a series  six-bedroom suites, each featuring a private bathroom, a shared kitchen, and a common room.

Construction at 12518 Venice BoulevardUrbanize LA

Gruen Associates is designing 12518 Venice, which closely resembles images posted to a landing page on the firm's website.

"The building, organized around a central courtyard space, supports further community interaction with gathering spaces at the courtyard floor, the landscaped rooftop and an interior lounge at the ground floor," reads a project description. "The building’s circulation is within the courtyard, which is joined by suspended bridges at all levels creating a dynamic sculptural centerpiece. Within the courtyard, a wire trellis system with vines serves as a unifying feature that extends the height of the building that can be enjoyed from all levels of the building. The modulated façade facing Venice Boulevard is expressive of the co-living model through its articulation of individual living spaces tied into a unified whole."

Courtyard of 12518 Venice BoulevardGruen Associates

The project replaced three smaller buildings totaling 11 dwellings, sits one block west of the Charlie, a new mixed-use apartment complex recently built by LaTerra Development.

To the west at 12610 Venice Boulevard, construction is underway for another project which will feature 12 small lot homes.

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