Just over 10 months after we last dropped by, wood framing is now complete for LaTerra Development's latest multifamily residential development in Mar Vista.

View of 12444 Venice looking westTCA Architects

Located on the former site of a strip mall at 12444 Venice Boulevard, the new six-story building will contain 77 apartments above 2,100 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 84 parking stalls at completion.

TCA Architects is designing the contemporary podium-type structure, which will be clad in white and teal stucco. Plans also call for amenities including a rooftop deck, a fitness center, and a club room.

The under-construction apartment complex is part of a pair of developments built by LaTerra in Mar Vista, the other of which is already complete across the street at 12575 Venice Boulevard. The two buildings will offer a combined total of 129 apartments, including 12 which are to be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing at the very low-income level.

Construction at 12444 Venice BoulevardUrbanize LA

LaTerra, which frequently develops its mixed-use and multifamily residential projects in two-building couples, is also building similar projects in East Hollywood and Santa Monica. The Century City-based developer recently broke ground on its largest project yet, a 573-unit apartment complex in Burbank.