Developers would double beds in dorm-style Westwood project

New plans won’t alter dimensions of 64-unit Agora complex

Los Angeles /
Jan.January 18, 2019 12:00 PM
UCLA campus, Doctors Ted Khalili and Eraj Basseri, and 900 Hilgard Avenue (Credit: Wikipedia)

A planned Westwood apartment complex targeted at UCLA students just got a lot cozier.

The developers of the 16-story housing development, named The Agora, say they plan to double the number of student beds at the property without altering the project’s dimensions, Urbanize reported.

The proposed tower will replace an office building at 900 Hilgard Avenue with 64 apartments. When it was originally announced, the apartments in the tower had layouts with mostly three-, four-, and five-bedrooms, and a handful of one- and two-bedroom units.

The developers, Ted Khalili and Eraj Basseri, who are both physicians, now want to double the number of beds by allowing more than one student bed per bedroom, according to statements by Khalili and Basseri. The change will allow for up to 462 students to live within the proposed building.

Beds at the development, which is being designed by Gensler, would rent for between $1,000-$1,200 per month, with reduced rates for students. It is not clear what the timeline is for the project.

UCLA has also started constructing residential buildings on campus and university-owned sites that will eventually hold 5,400 student beds on campus. Such developments have caused pushback from some in the Westwood community.

A website called “Save Hilgard Avenue” was launched to oppose the project, claiming it would result in “adverse impacts such as loss of property value and privacy.” [Urbanize]Gregory Cornfield


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Los Angeles Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Area around USC in Exposition Park (Wikipedia, Hunter Kerhart Architectural Photography)
New LA plan seeks to protect affordable housing near USC
New LA plan seeks to protect affordable housing near USC
UCLA chancellor Gene Block; former Marymount California University campus (UCLA, MCU)
UCLA pays $80M for former Marymount California campus
UCLA pays $80M for former Marymount California campus
Blue Vista's Peter Stelian and 3335 South Figueroa Street (Blue Vista, LiveGW)
For Sale: Student housing complex near USC campus
For Sale: Student housing complex near USC campus
Core Spaces' Marc Lifshin with 2601 E. Chapman Avenue (Core Spaces, DLR Group)
Off-campus housing project planned near Cal State Fullerton
Off-campus housing project planned near Cal State Fullerton
Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo with the Rose Bowl stadium (City of Pasadena, Google Maps)
Rose Bowl could benefit from Big Ten’s traveling fans
Rose Bowl could benefit from Big Ten’s traveling fans
2652-2656 Ellendale Place and Champion Real Estate CEO Bob Champion (Realtor, Champion)
Champion sells student apartments near USC
Champion sells student apartments near USC
The Weeknd with 1200 Club View Drive in Westwood (Weeknd via Getty, listing photos by Carsten Schertzer for The Luxury Level)
The Weeknd’s wish list: $22.5M in Westwood
The Weeknd’s wish list: $22.5M in Westwood
California State University changellor Dr. Joseph Castro and student housing construction (CSU)
Cal State University system flunks math on state aid for student housing
Cal State University system flunks math on state aid for student housing
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...