Just west of the USC campus, the wooden skeleton of a new multifamily residential development from Tripalink now towers above its low-rise surroundings in Exposition Park.

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The seven-story building, which replaced an early 1920s single-family home at 1128 W. 37th Drive, will feature just seven apartments on its upper floors and just under 200 square feet of commercial space at the ground floor.

While 1128 37th Drive is a by-right project, the apartment complex was designed using Transit Oriented Communities incentives to permit taller building than zoning rules would otherwise allow. A portion of the new apartments must be set aside in exchange for the bonus height and floor area.

Next Architecture is the slender podium-type building, which consists of five floors of wood-frame construction above a concrete base. Renderings posted to the firm's website show that the project would include a rooftop deck.

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The project is one of numerous infill projects in Exposition Park which are replacing aging homes and small multifamily properties with larger developments. An application was recently filed with the Planning Department seeking approvals for a six-story, eight-unit development a few blocks north on 36th Place.

Tripalink, in addition to its Exposition Park project, is planning a 33-unit development in Larchmont.