Rendering: Warren Techentin Architecture

A tree-lined street bordering Westwood Park could see the addition of a six-story apartment building with a futuristic design and inspiring outdoor amenities. 

A development proposal was put forth this week by micro-unit and co-living developer Brennen Hakimian calling for 12 standard-size and 11 co-living apartments at 1402 S. Veteran Avenue. A six-unit residential building dating back to 1949 currently occupies the site.

Hakimian proposed a similar project, Ohio Apartments, in October of last year. Both residences are located in the same neighborhood, were designed by Warren Techentin Architecture and incorporate co-living units. 

The project would offer a mix of one- to six-bedroom apartments, ranging from 373 to 1,795 square feet, complete with private bedrooms, shared kitchens and bathrooms, and Juliette balconies (as per plan). The developer is seeking Tier 3 Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) incentives in exchange for three affordable units that would be set aside for extremely low income households.

Rendering: Warren Techentin Architecture

Veteran Apartments, as it is referred to in the architectural drawings, would include two levels of underground parking for a total of 21 vehicle spaces. There would be long-term storage for 24 bicycles and a small workspace for tuning them up. The ground floor would boast a lobby, mailroom, and a rec room with a kitchenette and an outdoor balcony with lounge seating.

The rear of the building is envisioned as a lush backyard featuring built-in benches, tables, bar seating and a water feature. The rooftop would include extensive landscaping, a large water feature, an outdoor kitchen, dining tables, a triangular fire pit, drink rail and benches.

The Warren Techentin Architecture-designed residence would have thick, zig-zagging lines running up its façade in an almost basket-weave type fashion. Painted a light green color, they would pop against sections of white stucco. Angular Juliette balconies would be clad in perforated metal panels, while dark-trimmed floor-to-ceiling windows would fill the interiors with natural light.

If approved, Veteran Apartments would be situated across the street from Westwood Park, a large green space with a dog park, tennis and basketball courts, a soccer field and a children’s playground. The UCLA campus and Westwood Village are both within walking distance, offering an abundance of grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, a movie theater and Target.

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