24 apartments in the works on San Vicente Blvd.

A five-story rental complex is planned for the property 948 San Vicente Blvd. just south of the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.

The modern edifice clad in beige and grey will feature 24 apartments. The units will range in size from one two three bedrooms, from 650 to 2,166 square feet.

The new complex will replace three smaller buildings.

A staff report from the Design Review Subcommittee reads: “From a massing perspective, a singular building block is set at the setback lines with box bays and private decks or balconies projecting even further into the setbacks as ‘allowable projections. Such projections in the front and rear yards create greater difficulty in establishing a meaningful tree canopy, however, if carefully coordinated with the parking footprint below grade and the landscape design on grade can work together efficiently and in full alignment with one another.”

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David Abrams
David Abrams
4 months ago

Beautiful. We need more of these on every block so competition for tenants heats up and rents come down!

Rose
Rose
4 months ago

I meant to give my opinion an hour and a half ago…
But the picture is SO BORING .. I FELL ASLEEP

Peter Buckley
Peter Buckley
4 months ago

So no trees, no shade, no gardens, no setbacks, just concrete. Does any city staffer read about how to help combat climate change?

Where Are the Trees?
Where Are the Trees?
4 months ago
Reply to  Peter Buckley

Will be interesting to read the analysis of the City Architect Ric Abramson the only individual with any sense about environmental aspects. It would help if there has been a link to Design Review findings. Also potential date for next hearing. Keeps folks up to date and interested.

Where Are the Trees?
Where Are the Trees?
4 months ago

In 2015 a project was approved with Amit Apel as the architect. It was by far superior and more suitable for the area than this recent design by Levin-Narrino Architects which is overly massive in appearance by the Empire Group. It would be good to know how this transition was accomplished.

Joshua88
Joshua88
4 months ago
Reply to  Peter Buckley

Didn’t the last line of the description moot your statement?

”…if carefully coordinated with the parking footprint below grade and the landscape design on grade can work together efficiently and in full alignment with one another.”

Peter Buckley
Peter Buckley
4 months ago
Reply to  Joshua88

No it certainly doesn’t. What’s with these lot line to lot line buildings in West Hollywood with little greenery? Planting new trees is one of the most effective ways to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and limit global warming

Last edited 4 months ago by Peter Buckley
Zuzu Petals
Zuzu Petals
4 months ago

Another ugly, cheap-looking building coming right up. I’m starting to wonder if all the greedy developers use the same second-rate architect.

Lacking
Lacking
4 months ago
Reply to  Zuzu Petals

Ah yes, the profusion of heavy handed projects from Levin-Morris aka Levin -Narino.

Joshua88
Joshua88
4 months ago
Reply to  Zuzu Petals

I think it is an attractive building.

Rose
Rose
3 months ago
Reply to  Zuzu Petals

Fair – but look across the city, there are the small nearly identical:

50s small

60′ lean towards what we now call MidCenModern

70’s …. Enough

80’s look nice outside but every unit sound while living there all walls and floors are as soundproof as rice paper
Late 80s 99’s. THE *ALWAYS CLASSIC THAT WILL NEVER LOOKED FATED”
. . . “NOT” Spanish Meditation CA modern or we call O.C. Cheap CA-Span-Med for the masses
*What were they thinking “goes with a decades taste they are told is the “New Edgie Green Style”

JF1
JF1
4 months ago

Translation (reality) no tree canopy.

Tree Canopy?
Tree Canopy?
4 months ago
Reply to  JF1

This developer’s concept of landscape design: a large fern providing canopy for a ladybug. Both the architect and developer show no consciousness or respect for people or the living environment only profitable ventures to provide housing. There is no balance, no aesthetic consideration even though they construct according to code and will vociferously defend every inch of it.

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