Four months after breaking ground in Beverly Grove, construction is slated to go vertical for a mixed-use high-rise building at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and La Jolla Avenue.
WS Communities is the developer of the 16-story tower, which replaces a surface parking lot. The completed building will include 112 apartments above a five-level parking garage lined with 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
Steinberg Hart is designing the 193-foot tower with a convex shape, inspired by the appearance of a camera lens. The curving facade is intended to provide unique view corridors for residents. Renderings show that the building's roof and podium levels will be used to create amenity decks for residents.
Plans for a tower at Wilshire and La Jolla date to 2004, when a prior owner of the property attempted to build a slightly larger 143-unit development. The site was later purchased by UDR, Inc. in 2015 - which entitled the under-construction project - and then sold to WS Communities for $38 million in 2019, according to city records.
The project was entitled simultaneously with another Beverly Grove high-rise - the 20-story Vision on Wilshire - which was completed in 2018.
The collection of new apartment towers is located within walking distance of new subway stations under construction at Fairfax Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard.
The developer, WS Communities, is best known for a vast collection of mixed-use projects planned and under construction in its hometown of Santa Monica.
- 6401 Wilshire Boulevard (Urbanize LA)