Located on a 14-acre site at 3333 S. La Cienega Boulevard, the project replaced a radio broadcast facility with multiple mid-rise and high-rise buildings featuring a combined total of just over 1,200 apartments and 100,000 square feet of commercial space. The final component of Cumulus, a podium-type apartment complex dubbed Vox, features a total of 910 apartments and townhomes in studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans, ranging between 504 to 1,456 square feet in size.
“Vox at Cumulus is one of the largest mixed-use communities to open in the Los Angeles area,” said TCA Architects principal Eric Olsen in a news release. “Not only does it provide much-needed housing options for the community, but the Cumulus District will be one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods due to its immediate proximity to the La Cienega/Jefferson Metro station which gives residents access to downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica without the need for a car.”
The apartment complex wraps around an approximately one-acre green space at the center of the property, which was designed by Studio MLA. That new park-like amenity is flanked by approximately 100,000 square feet of commercial space, anchored by a new Whole Foods Market which opened for customers in August 2022.
In addition to providing an amenity for customers of Whole Foods and residents of Vox, the park also serves as to capture storm water and reduce the heat island effect. Those elements go hand-in-hand with more than 1,700 solar panels built into the complex, which helped the property achieve Green Point Rated Platinum status.
While Vox comprises the bulk of the housing within the overall Cumulus development, the most visible component of the project is Arq, an adjoining 31-story high-rise which features 300 apartments above commercial space and parking. That tower was designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz.
Other key members of the project team partners include DCI, AMPAM, Psomas, DFDA, and Seal Electric.
The project is the largest in a growing residential and employment district surrounding La Cienega/Jefferson Station, joining new projects such as Wrapper, a 17-story office complex which was recently completed on the opposite side of Jefferson Boulevard. Samitaur, the company behind Wrapper, is also planning a 22-story tower to replace a parking lot farther south.
Other projects also in the works nearby include Lendlease's new office and housing complex next to La Cienega/Jefferson Station, a proposed 254-unit apartment building at 3200 La Cienega Boulevard, and Kilroy Realty's planned expansion of the Blackwelder office campus to the north.
While work on Cumulus has now wrapped, Carmel remains active in the City of Los Angeles. The San Francisco-based developer is now in construction on Alloy, a 35-story apartment and office complex in the Arts District, and has announced plans another residential high-rise on La Cienega just south of Beverly Hills city limits.
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