Los Angeles-based developer 4Site Real Estate is wrapping up work on a new apartment complex one block north of Vista Hermosa Park. 

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The project, located at 1246-1256 Court Street, consists of a five-story edifice featuring 54 apartments and amenities such as a swimming pool and a gym above a 96-car garage.

Tighe Architecture designed the contemporary podium-type building, which is clad in a mix of concrete and metal panels.  An orange slash cuts through the building facade on its upper floors, opening a staircase to the exterior.  A setback above the second floor along the western property line is used to create an amenity deck.

A certificate of occupancy for the project is currently pending with the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety.  Construction of the apartment complex began in mid-2018.

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The project site, which spans three parcels, was once home to the Spiraling Orchard, a temporary park build by ACLA at 1246 Court Street.  The 8,500-square-foot park was centered on "an incised spiral-shaped orchard of indigenous fruit trees intended to capture the spirit of connectedness shared between the neighborhood’s vecinos," according to the non-profit's Tumblr blog.

Several similar projects are currently in construction on other nearby properties surrounding Vista Hermosa Park, including a pair of 60-unit apartment buildings from Aragon Properties Corp. and an affordable housing complex from Decro Corp. and Innovative Housing Opportunities.

4Site Real Estate and Tighe have worked on numerous projects throughout Central Los Angeles, included completed apartment buildings on Temple Street and Beverly Boulevard, as well as planned or under-construction projects in Westlake and Lincoln Heights.

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