Six-story apartments eyed at Santa Monica and La Cienega

Mixed-use complex at notable West Hollywood juncture would include 30 units with ground-floor shops and restaurants

Los Angeles /
May.May 11, 2022 03:13 PM
Renderings of the project at 8500 Santa Monica Blvd (Tighe Architects)
Renderings of the project at 8500 Santa Monica Blvd (Tighe Architects)

A developer has filed plans to build a 30-unit apartment building at Santa Monica and La Cienega in West Hollywood.

A builder listed as 8500 WH has proposed building the six-story, triangular complex at 8500 Santa Monica Blvd., Urbanize Los Angeles reported. The mixed-use project would require razing a single-story commercial building now home to a bike tour business.

The proposed project would include 30 one- and two-bedroom apartments above 3,800 square feet of ground-floor shops and restaurants, plus a two-level underground parking garage for 33 cars.

It calls for the approval of a 50-percent density bonus for setting aside five affordable apartments to be rented by low- and very low-income households.

The charcoal-and-white building, designed by Mid-City-based Tighe Architecture, would be sheathed in stucco, wood panels, concrete, and metal. Plans show stacked outdoor balconies, a rooftop patio deck with a tree, and a six-story mural of a stone-faced man looking out across Santa Monica and La Cienega boulevards.

West Hollywood planners, however, weren’t all in for its stark design.

“Given its prominent location in the city, a well-conceived, intentionally programmed, and finely detailed project has the potential to become a pivotal point and asset within the center of the city,” reads the conclusion of a staff report to a design subcommittee. “With respect to its building performance and environmental consciousness, the project reflects a multitude of the city’s goals and aspirations for new development.

“Yet, with respect to larger issues related to climate and regenerative design strategies for green space, native soil enrichment, wildlife propagation, energy reduction goals, and combating heat island passively, the project has a way to go,” it said.

Across the street, a larger mixed-use project is poised to replace a stretch of small commercial buildings at 8555 Santa Monica Boulevard, according to Urbanize. To the north, on La Cienega, construction is now underway for a 23-unit terraced apartment complex designed by LOHA.

[Urbanize Los Angeles] – Dana Bartholomew





    Related Articles

    arrow_forward_ios
    From left: Stockdale Capital Partners' Steven and Shawn Yari with 656 San Vicente Blvd
    Stockdale Capital gets early green light for 140K sf medical tower near Cedars-Sinai
    Stockdale Capital gets early green light for 140K sf medical tower near Cedars-Sinai
    G.H. Palmer Associates' Geoffrey Palmer with the Ferrante Development (Getty, G.H. Palmer Associates)
    Billionaire landlord Geoff Palmer to pay $12.5M for withheld security deposits
    Billionaire landlord Geoff Palmer to pay $12.5M for withheld security deposits
    HBC's Richard Baker with  9600 Wilshire Blvd (SFA, Cornell)
    Historic Saks Fifth Avenue complex in Beverly Hills eyed for redevelopment
    Historic Saks Fifth Avenue complex in Beverly Hills eyed for redevelopment
    LA Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford and 24200 Hidden Ridge Road (Getty, EGC Real Estate Group)
    LA Rams QB Matthew Stafford flips Hidden Hills home for $21M
    LA Rams QB Matthew Stafford flips Hidden Hills home for $21M
    A photo illustration of the planned Vermont Lofts project at 966 South Vermont Avenue (SO.LA, Inc., iStock)
    Goodbye Dragon, hello housing: Yet another apartment complex planned for Koreatown
    Goodbye Dragon, hello housing: Yet another apartment complex planned for Koreatown
    Citrus Commons project at 14130 Riverside Drive (Johnson Fain)
    Apartments to rise around former Sunkist HQ in Sherman Oaks
    Apartments to rise around former Sunkist HQ in Sherman Oaks
    Uncommon Developers' Ryan Hekmat and Jason Larian with rendering of project at 1017-1027 N. Berendo Street (LinkedIn, Works Progress Architecture)
    Developer aims to raze three homes for 69 apartments in East Hollywood
    Developer aims to raze three homes for 69 apartments in East Hollywood
    Shaheen Sadeghi with  RTHM Long Beach (Shaheen Sadeghi, Brandywine Homes)
    Retail visionary Shaheen Sadeghi sees resi in his future
    Retail visionary Shaheen Sadeghi sees resi in his future
    arrow_forward_ios

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

    Loading...