At its meeting on Thursday, the West Hollywood Design Review Subcommittee will see a presentation about a residential building proposed for 826 N. Kings Road between Waring and Willoughby. Applicant Demetri Damos is proposing a 34-unit building with five affordable units.
In her design review memo to the subcommittee, WeHo urban designer Stephanie Reich praised the project renderings as showing “high design quality.”
“The project is a sophisticated 3-dimensional proposal that presents a strong design idea. While taller than its neighbors, it provides sensitivity to mass and scale with attention to detail that is well-designed to its site. The project appears to incorporate sustainability principles in a way that serves to enhance the building design. With continued attention to detail, the project will serve to fit well into the context and enhance the overall streetscape and neighborhood,” Reichs said in the memo.
“It appears that there is an effort to provide as much live planting as possible in all setback areas and in the circulation space at the ground level … The approach to the landscape design appears to be very appealing, focused on complementing the building design and a high degree of sustainability. Staff will review more detailed planting plans and work with the landscape designer as the project moves forward.”
Reich’s memo includes one crticism: that “there could be a greater sense of openness and transparency to the street, particularly at the ground level.”
The Design Review Subcommittee will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Plummer Park Community Center, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. at Martel.