Last year, land owner Petros Tagylan broke ground on a new mixed-use development which is replacing a long vacant property in East Hollywood.

The project, located on an approximately .79-acre lot at 5245 Santa Monica Boulevard, will consist of two low-rise buildings featuring a combined total of 49 apartments and 45,000 square feet of retail and office space.

A five-story structure will front Santa Monica Boulevard, featuring 35 residential units on its three upper levels.  The lower two floors - which will contain the entirety of the project's commercial floor area - will look out onto a deep, U-shaped courtyard.  According to architect Steve Albert, this design feature will allow office and residential tenants to take advantage of four corners facing the boulevard.

The north side of the property, located along Virginia Avenue, is being developed with a smaller three-story structure featuring 14 residential units.

Both buildings will be clad with a combination of reddish-brown sandstone panels and gray cement panels.

Parking for the low-rise development is to be situated within two below-grade levels, capped by a courtyard extending across both parcels.  Parking access will be located on Santa Monica Boulevard, as mandated by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

Image courtesy of TAG Architects
Image courtesy of TAG Architects
Image courtesy of TAG Architects

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