Where nachos once tread: here is the 125-unit apartment complex proposed for the spot of the now-shuttered Acapulco's restaurant on La Cienega near Oakwood. At 56 feet, the five-story structure is a bit higher than its neighbors on the street, which if we remember correctly, are retail structures (including a bump 'n' grind establishment), not the quaint white houses pictured in the rendering. The architect is Killefer Flammang, an agency that's done a lot of nice work Downtown on adaptive reuses like the Eastern Columbia and the Chapman. Lise Bornstein of Killefer Flammang tells us the first floor won't have retail, but "retail character" to activate the street. Specifically, a community room, a gym, and the rental office will be located on the first floor; all sheathed in glass. Bornstein says they're in the entitlement process currently with no date yet for possible groundbreaking.
· Swapping Flautas for Flats on La Cienega [Curbed LA]