The Somerset Group's Zinc Apartments are topped out just west of MacArthur Park

The seven-story development, located at 2525 Wilshire Boulevard, will feature 152 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as 7,500 square feet of ground-level retail space and a subterranean parking garage.  Open space amenities planned within the building include a swimming pool, a fitness center, and a rooftop deck.

DFH Architects designed the contemporary mid-rise structure, which replaces a surface parking lot.

Completion is expected during 2018.

Image via DFH Architects
Image via DFH Architects

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Panorama City Development Swaps Retail Space for More Housing

Proposed develompent would replace a shuttered Montgomery Ward.

A proposed $150-million development at the site of a shuttered Montgomery Ward in Panorama City may be trading retail space for more housing, according to an agenda item at next week's meeting of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.

The ICON at Panorama, when first announced by its developer the Icon Co., called for replacing the former department store at Roscoe Boulevard and Tobias Avenue with 422 apartments and approximately 200,000 sq