Marina del Rey's Shores is like freaking Rocky--at one point it was actually stripped of its approvals, but now here it is breaking ground. The rental project is replacing the 1960s-era Del Rey Shores apartment community on Via Marina with a 12 (12!) building complex designed by Nadel Architects. The dozen buildings will all be five stories (and connected) and house 544 one- and two-bedroom units ranging from 650 to 1,245 square feet, all with patios or balconies. The complex will also have roof decks and "a two-acre park-like courtyard with lush greenery, open space and outdoor amenities, such as fire pits, BBQs and a pool and spa," according to a release from Nadel. The complex will have two levels of underground parking. The architects add that "we found a way to incorporate modern, nautical and California themes" into the design. According to an LA Times article from last year, rents could range from $2,000 to $2,800 for one-bedrooms and $2,550 to $3,700 for two-bedrooms, with 54 affordable units. Shores is set to open in spring 2013.
· Marina Del Rey Shores Project Loses Approvals [Curbed LA]
· The Shores [Nadel Architects]