Take a quick trip out to the oft-forgotten Del Rey neighborhood, where the Beverly Hills-based Lido Equities Group is working on plans for a pair of low-rise apartment complexes. The first of the two developments, a five-story building designed by Shubin + Donaldson Architects, will replace a cluster of mid-century buildings at 11811 Culver Boulevard. Each of the project's 27 loft-style apartments will come complete with concrete floors, designer finishes, and private balconies. Communal amenities will include a fitness center, entertainment lounge, and a rooftop deck with panoramic views of the cityscape.
According to a page on the Lido Equities Group website, 11811 Culver is slated to open its doors in Spring 2015. However, recent events could delay that ambitious timeline. Although LADCP has approved the project in its current form, records indicate that the Department of Building and Safety has yet to give Lido Equities the go-ahead to start construction. At this time, 11811 Culver is also being appealed by an abutting property owner, who argues that the city erred in granting the project its density bonus.
The second of the two projects will be located slightly east at 11749-55 Culver Boulevard, currently home to a pair of nondescript low-rise buildings. Their replacement would offer a total of 19 residential units, rising in a four-story structure designed by REC Architects. Units would come in multiple configurations, ranging from loft-style dwellings to larger three-bedroom apartments. A project page from the Lido Equities Group website indicates that units will feature vaulted ceilings, high-quality interior finishes, and individual washer/dryer sets. Like its larger neighbor down the street, 11749 Culver Boulevard is expected to open in Spring 2015.