A year-and-a-half after our last update, construction is now in the home stretch for Empire at Fairfax, a mixed-use apartment complex now taking shape West Hollywood.

Construction of the Empire at FairfaxUrbanize LA

The project, which is being developed by Los Angeles-based Empire Property Group, occupies a site at the northwest corner of Fairfax Avenue and Romaine Street. The new five-story building will offer 34 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments for rent - including five affordable units - above ground-floor retail space and basement parking.

Levin-Morris Architects designed the contemporary podium-type building, which will include amenities such as a fitness center, a swimming pool, and a rooftop deck. An open-air courtyard faces the southern property line, overlooking Romaine Street.

Empire Property Group's portfolio of projects includes completed rental developments in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Bel Air, as well as a 36-unit building now taking shape near Paramount Pictures in Larchmont.

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More information about the Fairfax development is available at its leasing website.

The project site sits a short walk south of Santa Monica Boulevard, where West Hollywood-based Faring is now developing office and hotel projects.