Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Marina Del Rey Arts District Gets 62 Apartments

4131 Glencoe, designed by Cuningham Architects

Marina Del Rey's so-called "Arts District," received quite a bit of investment prior to the last real estate bubble, with perhaps a dozen residential developments springing up before the market flat lined.  With the housing market in better condition five years later, the neighborhood is starting to see long dormant projects come back to life.

Recently, I noticed construction that an an extension was taken out for site plans at 4131 Glencoe Avenue, a mixed-use proposal from the Torrance based Katherine Companies.  Here's what we have lined up:
4131 S Glencoe Ave
...a 85,023 square foot five-story mixed use commercial/residential building 55-feet in height, containing 62 residential units and 3,402 square feet of ground floor commercial office space.  The project will provide 136 parking spaces of which 120 spaces are reserved for residential units and 16 spaces for commercial use.
Designs come from the Cuningham Group, the architectural firm behind next-door neighbor "Element."  Although the Del Rey Homeowners Association seemed reluctant to endorse 4131 Glencoe back in 2008, the project nonetheless appears to be moving forward.

One of my must haves for a neighborhood is good food nearby, and Marina Del Rey has that in spades.  Kaya Sushi, located at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Glencoe, makes some decent (albeit pricey) Japanese food.  If you don't have money to burn, I recommend Guillen's Taco Truck.  Tasty, inexpensive, and they set up shop right next to 4131 Glencoe every day.

If all else fails, there are plenty of dining options located within the nearby Villa Marina Marketplace, which recently underwent a $25 million remodel.

The Villa Marina Marketplace's new look, image from EPT Design

4131 Glencoe, viewed from above

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