More than one year after breaking ground in the Fairfax neighborhood, construction is in full swing for a mixed-use development at the intersection of Melrose and Spaulding Avenues


The three-story building, which is linked to an entity called 7673 Melrose Ave, LLC, will consist of 24 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above 5,325 square feet of ground-floor retail space and two levels of subterranean parking. 

The development, which was entitled with Transit Oriented Communities housing incentives, will include two deed-restricted affordable units.

Lahmon Architects is designing the project, which is comprised of two levels of wood-frame construction above a concrete podium.  Plans call for a curved exterior, described as a "smooth and wavy skin," and a rooftop amenity deck.

Other multifamily residential developments in the Fairfax neighborhood include a proposed four-story, 66-unit development at the intersection of Melrose and La Brea Avenue.

The surrounding stretch of Melrose, once slated for an ambitious streetscape project which would have added protected bike lanes between Highland and Fairfax Avenues, is now poised for a less ambitious suite of improvements which include new landscaping and street furniture.