The tower crane is gone at 7617 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, where vertical construction is complete for the latest mixed-use apartment complex from LaTerra Development.
LaTerra Select West Hollywood, located on the former site of the Madison Car Wash, stands four stories in height and will feature 71 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments atop roughly 9,240 square feet of ground-floor commercial space at completion. Plans also call for a 177-car garage located at and below grade.
As a condition of approval relating to density bonus incentives permitting a larger structure than otherwise allowed by zoning rules, LaTerra is required to set aside 11 of the apartments as deed-restricted very low-income affordable housing.
OfficeUntitled is designing the complex, which is depicted in renderings as a contemporary low-rise structure clad in metal panels. A project page from the firm's website describes it as a reinterpretation of the courtyard apartment buildings common throughout Los Angeles County.
"Highlighting a dynamic play between materials, the building massing is divided into three parts; the volumes running east/west are clad in a light corrugated metal, and the volumes running north/south are clad in a dark corrugated metal, creating an alternating set of volumes around the perimeter," reads a design narrative. "The central volumes are clad in a third accent material that is also used in the 'cuts' of the balconies. Introducing additional amenity space, the design’s massing is reduced along the west and north edges to create additional outdoor spaces, including the pool deck and a landscape buffer facing the residential zones to the north."
An environmental study conducted for the project estimated that construction of the project would occur over an approximately 30-month period.
LaTerra, in addition to its new development in West Hollywood, is also developing mixed-use and multifamily residential buildings in Burbank and several other cities in Los Angeles County.
- 7617 Santa Monica Boulevard (Urbanize LA)