The upcoming expansion of Metro's Expo Line has developers scrambling to put up housing projects along the route, which will stretch from Culver City all the way to downtown Santa Monica. In West LA, a five-story, mixed-use complex is being planned not far from the future Expo/Bundy Station, reports Urbanize LA. The developer is planning for 100 residential units with several floor plans available, including studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and live/work lofts. (Nine of the units will be set aside for low income housing.)
The ground floor of the Killefer-Flammang-Architects-designed building will be set up with 2,871 square feet of restaurant space for any eateries looking to cash in on an influx of Expo Line passengers. Parking for up to 129 vehicles and 200 bicycles will be available in its three-level underground garage. Residents of the complex can expect amenities like a fitness center, lounge, two courtyards, and a rooftop deck.
Developers Amoroso Companies still need to obtain approvals from the city, but construction is expected to begin in January 2016 and will be completed sometime in the middle of 2017. The Expo Line will open in early 2016. —Jeff Wattenhofer
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