Rendering: Kevin Tsai Architecture
A residential stretch of Normandie Avenue dotted with aging, mid-rise apartment buildings could soon welcome a new neighbor.
A six-story building featuring 88 rental apartments has been proposed for 100-118 S. Normandie Avenue, replacing four low-rise structures including two single-family homes, a duplex and a fourplex.
If approved, the project would deliver six studios, 29 one-bedroom units and 53 two-bedroom units, ranging from 456 to 1,151 square feet. Over half of the apartments would include a private covered patio and 96 vehicular parking spaces would be provided.
The project’s applicant, Jonathan Harouni, is seeking Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) incentives in exchange for the inclusion of eight affordable units that would be set aside for extremely low income residents. Two Metro stations are situated within walking distance of the development site — Vermont/Beverly and Wilshire/Normandie — along with several nearby bus routes.
Future residents would benefit from an abundance of onsite amenities, including a first-floor lobby and fitness center, as well as a sixth-floor recreation room. An expansive 4,441-square-foot rooftop deck would boast two dipping pools, lounge seating, dining tables and other recreational equipment. There would also be a landscaped, open-air courtyard and laundry facilities.
Designed by Los Angeles-based Kevin Tsai Architecture, the building’s sleek façade would be characterized by white and charcoal-colored stucco, gray stone, and light wood paneling in a teak finish. All windows would feature contrasting black trim, and the corner windows would be fitted with texture-rich channel glass.
The proposed apartment complex would be in proximity to numerous grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries and small businesses. Nearby Shatto Park Recreation Center features a children’s playground, tennis and basketball courts, exercise equipment and grassy lawns.
In the neighborhood, leasing is now underway at Crosby Apartments, Audrey Apartments and Nova on Wilshire, all of which were developed by prolific Koreatown builder Jamison Properties.