Low-slung Venice Boulevard is finally raising its height profile, if barely so.

3833 Dunn Drive


Earlier this year, ground was broken for a five-story, 40-unit apartment building at 3833 S. Dunn Drive.  The approximately .37-acre property, located near the Palms - Culver City border, was prevriously developed with a mixture of surface parking and a lone single-family home.

The project sits directly across the street from a similar seven-story development by California Landmark Group, as well as a mixed-use complex recently completed by NMS Properties.

10300 Venice Boulevard

Three blocks west, a five-story mixed-use building is now rising at 10300 W. Venice Boulevard.

The project, whose developer is listed as Jeff Gray by Planning Department records, will feature 34 residential units above approximately 2,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and an underground parking garage.  Three apartments will be set aside for very low income households in order to obtain density bonus incentives.

Renderings from local architecture firm West Pacifica Design portray a contemporary, stucco-clad structure.


The Venice West

West of the San Diego Freeway, Laguna Nigel-based Crown Aquisitions, Inc. has begun site preparation for the Venice West, a pair of low-rise apartment buildings between Sawtelle Boulevard and Butler Avenue.

A four-story, six-unit building is rising from a nearly quarter-acre site at 11351-11355 W. Venice Boulevard.


A short distance south at 11405 W. Venice Boulevard, a separate three-story structure will offer an additional 14 residential units.

The project will feature a mixture of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, in addition to amenities such as rooftop terraces and community lounge areas.

Both buildings were designed by Los Angeles-based MAKE Architecture.

Completion is expected in Fall 2017.