Los Angeles-based real estate firm RBM of CA has started construction on a multifamily residential development in the South Robertson neighborhood.

The seven-story structure, now rising at 8950 Pico Boulevard, will offer 36 apartments with studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans, seated above approximately 1,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.  Three of the building's residential units would be set aside for very low income households.

According to a page from the RBM website, units in the podium-style complex will range from 530 square feet to 1,078 square feet in size.  Each will feature private balconies, high-quality finishes and in-unit washer and dryer sets.  Plans also call for communal amenities such as a fitness center, a roofotp patio, a recreation room and a parking garage.

The design by Santa Monica-based DE Architects is described as featuring "an undulating white frame," which integrates the above-grade parking level into the building base, to frame the residential units above.  The project was rendered incapable of providing additional underground parking, due to a high water table beneath the property.

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