Monday, January 14 2013

Construction Starts on New Palms Project


Construction has started on a 115-unit mixed-use multifamily project at 3425 Motor Ave. in the Palms neighborhood of West Los Angeles. Developed by Frost/Chaddock Developers and designed by Killefer Flammang Architects, the five-story, $30 million contemporary structure is located about a quarter-mile from the forthcoming Expo Line Phase II station at Motor and National Avenues.

Designed for young professionals, the project provides studio and one bedroom units ranging in size from 350-560 square feet. “The building exterior includes metal wall panels and brick veneer and is distinguished by a well pronounced entry and a horizontal member at the fourth level (which contains an apartment) and connects structural elements on both sides of the building”, noted architect Wade Killefer.

The street-level entrance, which will be flanked by retail space, leads to a large courtyard that opens to Motor Avenue. “We believe the project will encourage pedestrian activity along Motor Avenue and provide a residential anchor with ground floor retail adjacent to the Expo Line extension and nearby station stop,” said James Frost, principal of the development firm. Built under the SB1818 density bonus program, the project will provide 17 units for low-income residents, the developer said. Including two levels of subterranean parking, the project also provides residents with a lounging area in the outdoor atrium and rooftop gardens with resident amenities. Completion is slated for May, 2014.