A busy stretch of Hyperion Avenue in the Silver Lake neighborhood is about to add even more housing.
Los Angeles-based development and design firm SuperLA is planning the next of its SuperBungalow apartment projects on the currently empty lot at 823 N. Hyperion Avenue, a short walk east of hoover Street. Plans call for the construction of a four-story building featuring 15 one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment buildings.
SuperLA, which is already in the midst of construction at a similar project at 3520 W. Marathon Street, is planning for a building without any shared walls, allowing natural light and air to infiltrate all sides of the building.
Similar to its sister development on Marathon, the Hyperion apartments will have a frame of exposed, cross-laminated timber with large private terrace spaces on its exterior. Plans call for a 100 percent electric building, with no gas hookups, and rainwater capture infrastructure. Though it is not a mixed-use project, plans do call for a common workspace for residents at the first floor, as well as two rooftop garden decks.
The project is considered by-right, although it will take advantage of Tier III Transit Oriented Communities incentives to exceed certain zoning limitations placed on the site. That will require a portion of the new apartments to be set aside for rent as affordable housing.
According to Aaron van Schaik of SuperLA, construction of the Hyperion Avenue project is expected to kick off in mid-2023, with completion set to occur within 12 months of the groundbreaking date. Due to the use of mass timber, framing for the building can be completed in just four weeks.
The project is the latest in a recent string of for-sale and rental developments on the stretch of Hyperion between Hoover Street and Sunset Boulevard. Directly north of the SuperLA property at 825 N. Hyperion Avenue, Lazer Properties is planning a larger five-story, 50-unit apartment complex.
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