Nearly two years after beginning construction at Wilshire Boulevard and Coronado Streets, Somerset Group has started work on the wood frame of the Zinc Apartments.

The seven-story building, which replaced a parking lot at 2525 Wilshire Boulevard, will consist of 152 apartments above 7,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and an underground parking structure.  Plans call for a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units, in addition to amenities such as a swimming pool, a fitness center and a roof deck.

DFH Architects is designing the podium-type building, taking over from an earlier proposal for a high-rise structure from Rios Clementi Hale.

Originally scheduled for completion in 2017, a current timeline for the project west of MacArthur Park is currently unknown.

Image via Somerset Group
Image via Somerset Group

Proposed Apartment Building Near Van Nuys Boulevard Faces Appeal

The proposed development calls for a four-story building with 27 residential units.

This week, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission is scheduled to consider an appeal of a proposed multifamily residential development near the Van Nuys Civic Center.