Construction has come to a close at a mixed-use apartment building across the street from Paramount Pictures.

View of 5570 Melrose Avenue looking southwestUrbanize LA

The project, which replaced automobile repair shop at the intersection of Melrose Avenue and Beachwood Drive, consists of a five-story building featuring 52 apartments above 5,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.  Parking for 76 vehicles is located in a subterranean garage.

Project entitlements included density bonus incentives permitting a larger structure than allowed under local zoning regulations.  In exchange, five of the new apartments are to be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing at the very low-income level. 

Cuningham designed the apartment complex, which features an exterior of cement plaster, metal, and porcelain tile.  A series of above the podium-level will be used to create are used to create a rooftop deck and a courtyard swimming pool.

Illustrated view looking southwest from Melrose AvenueCuningham Group

The property's ground-floor commercial space is partially leased, according to a brochure.

Crescent Capital Partners, the developer, is also connected to a proposed hotel at the corner of Pier Ave and The Strand in Hermosa Beach.