Construction is underway for the Landmark Two, a new apartment tower billed as the first residential high-rise built west of the 405 Freeway in more than 40 years.
The project, which is being built by Los Angeles-based real estate firm Douglas Emmett, Inc., is replacing a former Pavilions supermarket at 11750 Wilshire Boulevard, adjacent to an office tower known as the Landmark. Plans call for a modern 34-story building featuring 376 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments - including 19 affordable units - as well as a 40,000-square-foot landscaped space at the corner of Wilshire and Stoner Avenue.
Gensler is designing the new tower, which is portrayed as a shimmering glass-and-steel structure rising 349 feet in height. Architectural plans call for floor-to-ceiling windows through the tower, with horizontal balcony planes and glass guardrails intersected by vertical elements to a rooftop cornice.
The nearly one-acre open space, which is being designed by SWA, will be privately owned but publicly accessible. Renderings show a park-like setting with landscaping, tables, chairs, benches, water features, paved pathways, a stage, and a central lawn.
Parking for the new apartments will be set within four basement levels in an existing garage, a portion of which is being reconstructed to support the weight of the tower. Plans call for a total of 1,090 parking spaces at completion.
Construction of the Landmark Two is anticipated to occur over approximately 30 months.
The newest residential tower west of the 405 Freeway will also happen to be an immediate neighbor of some of the oldest. Barrington Plaza, a collection of high-rise apartment buildings located across Stoner avenue that is also owned by Douglas Emmett, dates to the early 1960s.
- 11750 Wilshire Boulevard Archive (Urbanize LA)