Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sepulveda Boulevard IHOP Gets a Next Door Neighbor

Travelers along the 405/10 interchange may have noticed a wood structure sprouting up on the vacant lot next to Sepulveda Boulevard's kitchy, mid-century IHOP.  This would in fact be a mixed-use development from Century West Properties, dubbed "The 2900."  The six-story structure features 48 residential units above roughly 1,500 square feet of ground floor office space.  Upper levels consist of two-story loft units, offering private sundecks with sweeping views of the Westside (seriously, check out the picture below).  Units also feature double paned windows, a necessity given that two of the busiest freeways in the United States intersect just across the street.  However, there is a more environmentally friendly transportation option in the works nearby.  Metro's Expo/Sepulveda Station is under-construction just a half-mile north, providing one-seat rides to Downtown LA and Downtown Santa Monica by mid-2016 (fingers crossed).  Locally based Plus Architects designed the project, which was originally known as "The West End," when it began working its way through City Planning back in 2008.  With Metro Rail finally pushing towards the Pacific, the 2900 joins a slew of mixed-use residential buildings springing up along its path.

The rooftop view from the 2900.  Not sure if it beats the southern view from the 2nd floor, which prominently features the high pitched blue roof of an IHOP franchise.

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