Work is finishing up at 5245 Santa Monica Boulevard, in East Hollywood. The project, by Petros Tagylan of Taglyan Commercial, will bolster residential and commercial space in the area. The site connects with Virginia Avenue.
The building is 66 feet tall. There will be 100,000 square feet of residential space and 15,000 square feet of commercial space overall. The commercial availability will be on the ground and second floor. 49 units will be in the upper floors. The exterior is accented by cement and stone, creating varied panels across the layout.
Top-floor terracing will provide garden balconies. A courtyard set into the building provides additional open space. A grocery store is across the block, and the Santa Monica/Hobart bus stop a few steps away are benefits of the location. Two basement levels contain parking for cars and bicycles.
The Albert Group Architects are behind the design. It utilizes “heavily articulated and stepped-back elevations” to blend the bulk of the five story structure with the smaller buildings around it. The lot is .79 acres over all. Several differently zoned parcels were combined to make the new development.