Update 9.30.15 - SPFA has updated their website with information indicating that the new design for the project is that which is seen in the headline picture above.

Construction is underway on a new residential-retail complex near the Hollywood and Highland Center.

The project, located at 1737 North Las Palmas Avenue, will consist of a six-story structure featuring 82 apartments, 125 underground parking spaces and an approximately 1,200-square-foot ground-level coffee shop.  Planned amenities include an outdoor pool and spa deck, a gymnasium and a rooftop observation area.

Plans call for a mixture of studio, one- and two-bedroom units with an average floor area of 726 square feet.

The new development is replacing a smaller two-story multi-family complex.

Artistic renderings included with a marketing brochure for the project portrays the low-rise building with a facde consisting of hexagonal panels.  However, records from the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety indicate that the design from Zoltan Pali of SPF Architects may have changed.

Earlier design for 1737 Las Palmas.
Earlier design for 1737 Las Palmas.

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