Last month, West Hollywood approved the demo of an office building at 937 Fairfax (near Lola's martini bar, just south of Santa Monica Boulevard) to make way for a new development--and no one appealed (!). Maybe it sailed through because no businesses were displaced--the office (see little yellow house) was the headquarters for the nonprofit organization Alternative Living for the Aging, and the new building will be a 5-story, 17-unit, affordable housing project for old-timers, with office space for ALA on the bottom. A representative from ALA, which develops and operates several homes for low-income seniors, says their new development will be called the Witkin House and is a legacy project for Janet Witkin, who headed up the organization but passed away last year. Killefer Flammang Architects is doing the design, and they're working with a company named Global Green to make the apartments environmentally-friendly. Project completion is expected in early 2013.
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