Rendering: The Ketter Group

Pico-Robertson is a centrally located, tree-lined neighborhood dotted with specialty grocers, reputable schools and Kosher restaurants.

Known for its walkability, the area features a mix of single-family homes and mid-rise apartment buildings. The latest residential development to be pitched for this family-friendly community is 1442 South Bedford Street, a modern collection of 29 apartments.

The proposed five-story structure would replace two duplexes containing four units. The new development would feature 26 market-rate apartments and three affordable units reserved for extremely low-income households. In exchange, the developer is seeking three Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) incentives, including a height increase and setback and open space reductions. 

David Moghavem, the Director of Acquisitions at Trion Properties, is listed as the applicant. The private equity investment company is based in West Hollywood and counts several West Coast apartment complexes among its properties. The Ketter Group is behind the building’s sleek, contrasting design. 

1442 South Bedford Street would offer two one-bedroom units, 13 two-bedroom units and 14 three-bedroom units, ranging from 734 to 1,189 square feet. All but two of the residences would include a 50-square-foot private balcony.

The ground floor would tout a lobby and fitness center, while the second floor would house a spacious community room. The roof level would incorporate two identical outdoor common areas, each with dining tables and a barbecue. The landscape plan proposes exotic greenery, flowering vines and vibrant Western Redbud trees.

A total of 15 parking spaces would be provided on subterranean and at-grade levels, in addition to 32 bicycle parking spaces. The surrounding area is serviced by Big Blue Bus and Metro bus routes.

The building’s exterior would be primarily clad in white stucco with dark gray-trimmed windows and balconies. Wood siding would add warmth to the pedestrian realm and large planter boxes would deliver pops of color. A partially-enclosed exterior stairwell would bisect the building, mirroring the design of a nearby development that’s currently under construction.

1442 South Bedford Street is a quick, five-minute walk from the intersection of Pico and Robertson Boulevard, lined with local businesses, antique stores, cozy cafes and several synagogues. Reach Beverly Hills, Beverly Grove or West Hollywood within minutes, or hop on the I-10 to travel well beyond the city limits.

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