A pending presentation to the West Hollywood Planning Commission's Design Review Subcommittee unveils a new look for a proposed senior care facility at 923-931 N. Palm Avenue.

The project, which is being developed by Dylan Investment Properties, would flank two landmarked bungalows with a four-story building containing 48 senior assisted living apartments and common spaces above a single level of subterranean parking.

Levin-Morris Architects is designing the proposed development, which is described as consisting of three layers comprised of ashlar stone, cement fiber, and zing shingle tile.  

Consultant Gwynne Pugh writes in a report to the Subcommittee that the building "does not make grand gestures," but manages to complement the scale of adjacent properties while referencing the neighboring bungalows.

The current design of the 923-931 Palm development strikes a stark contrast to the L-shaped structure first presented to the West Hollywood Historic Preservation Committee in 2017, when it was denied approval in a 4-1 vote.

Commissioners felt that the project, which was then envisioned with a less traditional design, would overwhelm the adjacent landmarked properties.  The two bungalows, built in 1902, are remnants of West Hollywood's "Old Sherman," district, which has largely been redeveloped with multi-story structures.