Protective fencing has appeared around the perimeter of a series of vacant buildings in Westlake, as the property's owner seeks final sign-offs to build an apartment complex on the property. 

Since 2016, Los Angeles-based developer CityView has sought to construct a five-story building featuring 243 apartments and 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail at 1800 W. Beverly Boulevard.  The project, which would set aside 21 apartments for very low-income households, also calls for 292 parking stalls within a podium garage.

Designed by Humphreys & Partners, the building would feature wood-frame construction above a concrete base.  Residential amenities would provide street activation along a portion of the building's street frontage, with additional space provided in two internal courtyards and a roof deck.

The developer is currently in the process of obtaining a demolition permit for the site's existing buildings, and recently applied for building permits.  Construction of 1800 Beverly is anticipated to occur over 18 months, although a timeline has not been announced.

CityView is planning a similar development at the corner of Grand Avenue and Adams Boulevard.

Update: According to a representative of CityView, Togawa Smith Martin is now serving as the project's architect of record.  Construction is on pace to begin in July.