The concrete podium of Gardenhouse, a mixed-use condominium complex in Beverly Hills, is now wrapping up construction at 8600 Wilshire Boulevard.

The project, which is being developed by Palisades, will eventually consist of a three-to-five-story structure featuring 18 condominiums above street-level retail space.

MAD Architects is designing the mid-rise structure, which appears as a set of small houses atop a green wall facade.  Smaller townhomes are being built at the south side of the property, providing a transition to the scale of the adjacent residential neighborhood.

Completion is on pace to occur in 2018.

Image via Palisades
Image via Palisades

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Senior Affordable Housing Coming to Santa Monica

Three-story development planned on 14th Street.

The Community Corporation of Santa Monica is pursuing the development of a new senior affordable housing complex just south of the 10 Freeway.

The proposed three-story edifice, slated for a 15,000-square-foot site at 1820 14th Street, would replace a series of smaller commercial buildings with 39 apartments reserved for low-income seniors.  Plans also call for a ground-floor community room, a laundry facility, a library, and one level of underground p