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One year into construction, the wood frame of Grey Star Real Estate Partners' latest mixed-use development is now rising in North Hollywood.

Located a short distance from North Hollywood Station near the intersection of Chandler Boulevard and Vineland Avenue, the project will feature a pair of five-story buildings containing 329 rental apartments and 4,300 square feet of ground-level commercial space above at-and-below-grade parking.  Plans call for a mix of traditional apartments, live/work lofts and townhouse-style units, according to a presentation to CRA/LA.

VTBS Architects designed the two-building project, which is being constructed around the historic Weddington House.  The 113-year-old property is the former residence of Wilson Weddington, a co-founder of the town of Lankershim that eventually transformed into North Hollywood.

The surrounding podium-type construction will be wrapped with exterior finishes such as metal sheets and brick veneer, and also incorporate on-site amenities such as an outdoor deck.

Completion of the Weddington is anticipated sometime during 2019.

In addition to the Greystar development, a handful of similar multifamily rental buildings are now under construction in the surrounding neighborhood, including a 144-unit complex on Vineland Place and three projects to the north of Cumpston Street.  Small mixed-use buildings are also proposed near Lankershim Boulevard's intersections with Hatteras and Huston Streets.

In the more distant future, Trammell Crow Company may collaborate with Metro on a transformative mixed-use development at the North Hollywood Station park-and-ride lot, featuring upwards of 1,200 market-rate apartments, 325 units of affordable housing, 400,000 square feet of offices, and 150,000 square feet of retail space.  A rendering portrays an array of high-rise and low-rise structures oriented around internal streets and pedestrian walkways.

Greystar, which is among the County's largest multifamily residential developers, has a half-dozen ongoing projects in the Los Angeles area, including Hudson East and Avila in Pasadena, Cobalt in Palms, the AMP Lofts in the Downtown Arts District, and Neptune Marina in Marina del Rey.

Construction at the Weddington.
Rendering of the Weddington. Image via Greystar Real Estate Partners.
Rendering of the Weddington. Image via Greystar Real Estate Partners.
Rendering of the Weddington. Image via Greystar Real Estate Partners.

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