Tuesday, October 15, 2013

118 Apartments Proposed Near Hollywood and Highland

1840 Highland Avenue

Lately, we've seen a lot of plans emerging for residential developments in the area to the southwest of Hollywood and Highland.  Now, lets take a look at an upcoming development located north of Hollywood Boulevard:

1840 N Highland Avenue
A new six-story, 118-unit multi-family residential building with approximately 166,000 square feet of floor area and 216 parking spaces on a 57,810 square foot site that is currently a surface parking lot and vacant.

1840 Highland Avenue, outlined in red.

1840 Highland Avenue will consist of one, two and three bedroom units, complete with outdoorsy amenities including a pool and a spa.  The project was designed by Los Angeles based Nadel Architects, who also bear responsibility for City West's Bixel and Lucas development.  In a time where so many low-rise projects seem eager to lather on stucco, 1840 Highland bucks the trend.  Architectural drawings provided to the Department of City Planning indicate that the building will be clad in metal paneling, plaster and glass.  If only more of the mixed-use projects in Downtown could get similar treatment!

As luck would have it, 1840 Highland isn't the only project looking to liven up the gateway to the Hollywood Bowl.  Curbed LA reports that a 100-room Indigo Hotel is in the works on the opposite side of Highland Avenue.

Anyway, I leave you here with some grainy, black and white eye candy.

Close up on the Las Palmas Avenue entrance of 1840 Highland

Eastern and Southern elevations of 1840 Highland.

1 comment:

  1. The California Geological Survey Fault Evaluation Report FER 253 released 14-Feb-2014 states the following:
    Studies performed at 1840 Highland Avenue (locality 13) by LAW/Crandall (2000) and
    GeoPentech (2001a, b; 2013c) found evidence of several well-constrained fault strands
    crossing the northern portion of the site. The faults in the northern and central portion of the site
    were judged to be active based on three distinct groundwater steps and offsets in stratigraphic
    units (including Holocene deposits) observed in continuous core borings and CPT transects.
    They reported faulting consisted of steeply north-dipping faults (about 800) for these northern
    strands, and have established a building setback zone. In the southern portion of the site, they
    reported continuous Holocene and Pleistocene soils and stratigraphic units underlie this portion
    of the site, precluding any additional young faulting. Just to the east of this site, at Las Palmas
    St., unpublished studies cited by Crook and Proctor (1992) found a 30-foot difference in
    groundwater levels between two borings on opposite sides of this fault zone.