At its meeting on April 15, the West Hollywood Planning Commission signed off on a proposal to redevelop a pair of single-family homes just north of Santa Monica Boulevard with apartments. 

Orange Grove Avenue elevationF-ARE

The project, which would rise from a single parcel at 1150 Orange Grove Drive, calls for the construction of a four-story edifice featuring 10 residential units above a single-level of subterranean parking.  Each apartment includes a private terrace, and all units share a private patio at the rear of the property.

The design of the apartment complex, according to information provided by architecture firm F-ARE, takes notes from surrounding buildings with regard to its color choice and the pattern of its exterior metal cladding - which will be made from 30 percent recycled materials.  The project employs passive heating and cooling strategies, including cross-ventilation and solar energy harvesting to reduce energy use.

Rear viewF-ARE

Wehoville previously reported that the owner and developer of the project is Fred Houriani.  Rents for the property could start at $4,000 per month.

The proposed development would rise one block east of Fairfax Avenue, where a large multifamily residential complex from Palisades is currently under construction.

F-ARE, the architecture firm behind the project, is working on two similar developments in West Hollywood and Santa Monica which are expected to break ground this summer.

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