Earlier this year, developer Landmark Properties commenced work on its first project in Los Angeles: a new apartment complex located just west of the UCLA campus in Westwood. Now, the Georgia-based firm has set its sights on a second project one block northwest.
The project, planned for a roughly 17,700-square-foot property located at 505 S. Landfair Avenue and 504 S. Glenrock Avenue, calls for the construction of a new seven-story building featuring 56 studio, one-, two-, three-, four-, and five-bedroom apartments above at-grade parking for 15 vehicles.
Requested entitlements for the development, which would cater to UCLA students, include density bonus incentives to permit a larger building than allowed by base zoning rules. In exchange, 12 of the new apartments would be set aside for rent by low and very low-income households, offsetting eight existing units which would be demolished.
As with Landmark's earlier project on Strathmore Drive, LOHA is designing the project, which is named The Metropolitan. Plans show a contemporary low-rise structure clad in raked stucco, with approximately 4,700 square feet of common and private open space.
The project follows a trio of similar student-oriented apartment buildings now taking shape on surrounding blocks, including a project now rising on the opposite side of Glenrock Avenue and Landmark's Mark at Los Angeles apartments.
UCLA is also building its own student housing in the area, with recent plans calling for the construction of up to 545 beds at 565 Gayley Avenue.
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