On a hillside property in the Whitley Heights neighborhood in Hollywood, construction is in progress for an infill apartment complex.
Located on the former site of a 1920s triplex at 1920 N. Whitley Avenue, the plans approved by Los Angeles Planning officials in 2018 permit the construction of a five-story building featuring 24 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments - including three extremely low-income affordable units - above parking for 28 vehicles.
City records list the project applicant and developer as the entity Los Angeles-based B.D.O.G., Inc., while the property owner is listed at 1920 Whitley, LLC.
Warren Techentin Architecture (WTARCH) is designing the low-rise building, which is portrayed with a contemporary look and an exterior of stucco and glass. In addition to housing, the apartment complex will include a rear yard and a rooftop deck.
"An open air corridor on the north facade provides cross ventilation through each unit and natural lighting throughout the day," reads a narrative from the WTARCH website. "The folding facade along Whitley Ave creates a strong rhythm and floor to ceiling views to the north and south. The smooth white plaster was inspired by the adjacent properties in the historic district, but with small moments of color and folding walls on the north and south which mimic the patterning of the front facade while providing small Juliet balconies for each unit."
Other entities affiliated with the project include WJK Development.
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