Rendering: KSK Design
Two mammoth Craftsman-style single-family homes could make way for a six-story apartment building in Westlake. Renderings of the 58-unit complex were recently revealed alongside a development application to Los Angeles City Planning, submitted by USAHomes Rental Properties, LLC.
Located at 2716 and 2720 West James M Wood Boulevard, the proposed project is seeking Tier 3 Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) incentives. These would include a density increase and reductions to parking, setbacks and open space requirements. In exchange, the developer would reserve six units for extremely low-income households and two units for very low-income households. The 50 remaining units would be rented at market rate.
Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom layouts would be available, encompassing 409 to 942 square feet. A total of 32 units would feature 50-square-foot balconies with contemporary metal guardrails. There would be 24 parking spaces provided in the basement level and 17 more at-grade.
A lobby with convenient parcel lockers would welcome residents home, while the 400-square-foot fitness center would make it easy to squeeze in a workout. Plus, a roof deck spanning over 3,000 square feet would provide an open-air space for entertaining or relaxation.
The building’s modern façade, designed by KSK Design, would be clad in gray and white plaster with eye-catching yellow accents. Stone veneer would enliven the entryway, adding architectural interest to the pedestrian realm.
Future residents would be a 10-minute bus ride or a 17-minute walk from the Westlake/MacArthur Park Metro station, servicing the Red and Purple lines. Downtown LA is less than two miles from the property in question, offering an endless array of shops, restaurants, bars, theatres and corporate offices.