On October 27, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission will hear an appeal of a proposed apartment complex in Palms. The project, slated for a property at 3647 Hughes Avenue, would replace a single-family home with a five-story building featuring seven market rate apartments and one unit of very low income housing.. Renderings from Vanos Architects portray a contemporary low-rise structure. The proposed development was appealed by the owners of an adjacent property, who have argued it would adversely impact street parking and combine with another new apartment complex to “[degrade] sunlight and air.“ Planning staff recommended that the Commission deny the appeal.
Los Angeles developer California Landmark Group continues to move forward with its seven-story apartment complex on the Palms - Culver City border. The podium-style building, located at 3838 Dunn Drive, will feature 86 apartments - including seven units of affordable housing. Resident amenties will include a fitness center, a community room and a rooftop deck. The building is being designed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios, which has drawn up plans for a white and grey building featuring yellow accents and a green wall to mask its parking garage.
The Killefer Flammang designed NMS@Culver City continues its slow but steady ascent from the corner of Washington Blvd and Hughes Avenue. When completed in 2014, the project will create 131 apartments above 12,500 square feet of ground floor retail. All of this in highly walkable Downtown Culver City, just fifteen minutes from the current Expo Line terminus.
A residential development will take the place of three single family homes in the densely populated Palms neighborhood of West Los Angeles. Details read as follows: 3627-3637 Hughes Avenue The project is the construction of a 27-unit apartment building on the southeast corner of Hughes Ave. near Tabor St….The applicant is requesting 2 on-menu incentives. They are: A) height increase from 45-ft. to 56-ft., and a 32.5% increase in the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) from 3:1 permitted by the R3-1 zone to 3.1:1.
Last month, we looked at a small apartment development proposed near the Expo Line’s under construction Palms Station. Now, we have renderings of the proposed building through the Serrano Development Group, the company hired as developer of the project. The Hughes Apartments, designed by HB Architects, are scheduled for completion in October 2014. Future residents will have to wait at least one year for convenient Metro Rail access, as the most optimistic opening date for Phase II of the Expo Line is late 2015.
Looks like Palms’ next mixed-use development may be a blast from the past. Curbed LA first spotted a project from Gateway Equities, LLC working its way through the Department of City Planning back in 2011. Last month, plans re-emerged for “The Palms,” a mixed-use development intended for the parcel at the northeastern corner of Washington Boulevard and Overland Avenue. The project is set to stand six-stories, consisting of 126-residential units above 41,000 square feet of ground level commercial space.
As the Expo Line marches west to Santa Monica, so do the opportunities for transit oriented developments surrounding its stations. The under-construction Palms Station already sits within one of LA’s most densely populated neighborhoods, but that hasn’t stopped the folks over at Los Angeles Transit Neighborhood Plan from drawing up a conceptual design for an adjacent mixed-use TOD. In LATNP’s vision, the strip mall located on National Boulevard just north of the 10 freeway would be demolished to make way for apartments above a pedestrian friendly retail complex.
Check out some grainy cell phone pictures from a rainy afternoon in Palms. The aptly named Motor Avenue Apartments, which broke ground just over one year ago, now rises five stories north of Palms Boulevard. The $30 million project from locally-based Frost/Chaddock Developers includes 115 apartment units above ground level retail space. The building’s street-facing urban window provides a glimpse into an internal courtyard, while a rooftop atrium offers residents sweeping views of the Los Angeles basin.
Palms’ Motor Avenue Apartments–a $30 million residential-retail complex from Frost/Chaddock Developers–is inching towards the finish line. When we last dropped by in March, construction crews were applying the five-story structure’s exterior finishes. Three months later, the project more closely resembles renderings drafted by Santa Monica-based Killefer Flammang Architects. The building’s design is highlighted by a street-facing urban window, offering a “framed glimpse,” into an internal courtyard. The structure greets Motor Avenue with a galvanized sheet metal facade, to be supplemented by brick veneer at ground level.
Downtown Culver City, long a destination for dining out, is quickly becoming a residential community thanks to the never-ending expansion of the Palms neighborhood. The latest chapter in this ongoing saga is headed to an approximately half-acre property located between Venice and Washington Boulevards. According plans filed earlier this month with the City of Los Angeles, a parking lot at 3822 Dunn Drive is slated to give way for an 86-unit apartment complex with a vehicular garage.