At its meeting on April 15, the West Hollywood Planning Commission signed off on a proposal to redevelop a pair of single-family homes just north of Santa Monica Boulevard with apartments.
The project, which would rise from a single parcel at 1150 Orange Grove Drive, calls for the construction of a four-story edifice featuring 10 residential units above a single-level of subterranean parking. Each apartment includes a private terrace, and all units share a private patio at the rear of the property.
The design of the apartment complex, according to information provided by architecture firm F-ARE, takes notes from surrounding buildings with regard to its color choice and the pattern of its exterior metal cladding - which will be made from 30 percent recycled materials. The project employs passive heating and cooling strategies, including cross-ventilation and solar energy harvesting to reduce energy use.
Wehoville previously reported that the owner and developer of the project is Fred Houriani. Rents for the property could start at $4,000 per month.
The proposed development would rise one block east of Fairfax Avenue, where a large multifamily residential complex from Palisades is currently under construction.
F-ARE, the architecture firm behind the project, is working on two similar developments in West Hollywood and Santa Monica which are expected to break ground this summer.
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