Landmark Properties, which specializing in housing developments catering to college students, filed plans with the City of Los Angeles in November 2020 seeking approvals to build a new seven-story, 37-unit apartment complex at 10915 W. Strathmore Drive. The proposed project, named the Mark at Los Angeles, would replace a Lutheran church with a mix of two-, three-, four-, and five-bedroom apartments, five of which would be set aside as affordable housing at the very low-income level.
The inclusion of deed-restricted affordable units enabled the project to seek greater floor area height than permitted by local zoning rules, as well as relief from a handful of other regulations.
LOHA is designing the project, which breaks the mass of the building into a series of cubic forms, using setbacks on its upper floors to create outdoor terrace decks. Plans call for an exterior of fiber cement boards and corrugated metal panels, with a structure that takes a U-shaped footprint around a street-level courtyard along Strathmore.
While the project may eventually cater to UCLA students, it will not be true student housing. UCLA is in the midst of a nearly $900-million construction binge of its own, adding more than 5,000 student beds in a series of new buildings along the west side of its campus. The university is also planning faculty housing in at the intersection of Hilgard Avenue and Lindbrook Drive.
- 10915 W Strathmore Drive (Urbanize LA)