An Athens, Georgia-based real estate firm specializing in student housing projects is planning new apartments just west of the UCLA campus.
In October, an entity affiliated with Landmark Properties submitted an application to the Los Angeles Planning Department to redevelop a Lutheran church at 10915 W. Strathmore Drive with a seven-story building featuring 39 one-, three-, four-, and five-bedroom apartments above parking for 41 vehicles.
Landmark would set aside six of the apartments as deed-restricted very low-income housing in exchange for density bonus incentives permitting a larger structure than would otherwise be allowed by zoning.
Humphreys & Partners is designing the contemporary podium-type building, which would include several open-air amenity decks for use by residents. An elevation plan shows a stucco and metal exterior, with a graphic embedded into its upper floors.
The project's requested entitlements will require approval by the City Planning Commission.
While developers such as Landmark target school-adjacent sites for new apartments, UCLA itself is also in the midst of a more than $800-million expansion of its own housing capacity. Cranes dot the skyline above Westwood, as crews busy themselves with construction of more than 5,000 student beds.
- Westwood (Urbanize LA)