A draft environmental impact report published by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning unveils new renderings for Modera Argyle, Mill Creek Residential Trust's next apartment complex in Hollywood.

The project, which would replace the longtime home of Ametron Electronics and 1546 Argyle Avenue, calls for the construction of a seven-story building featuring 276 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments - including 13 very low-income affordable units - with ground-floor commercial space and 412 basement parking spaces.  Proposed entitlements would allow for either a grocery store at street level, or a combination of shops and restaurants.

Togawa Smith Martin has taken over as project architect from Carrier Johnson + Culture, which carried out the entitlement design work.  Renderings of redesigned Modera Argyle depict contemporary mid-rise structure featuring cantilevered balconies and an array of mesh screens.  The project would offer several communal open spaces, including a podium-level courtyard with a swimming pool, and an upper-level terrace deck.

Construction is anticipated to occur over 30 months, with completion occurring in 2023 - a timeline which is unchanged from Modera Argyle's 2017 initial study.

The project follows a handful of similar apartment blocks recently built or completed in the neighborhood surrounding the Hollywood/Vine subway station, including the 507-unit El Centro Hollywood development, the 287-unit Camden Hollywood, and the 200-unit Essex Hollywood.  A taller project - the two-tower Palladium Residences - is slated for a parking lot which wraps around the Modera Argyle property.  

Modera Argyle would be Mill Creek's second mixed-use project in the Hollywood area, following the Modera Hollywood apartments now under construction at the corner of Selma and Highland Avenues.