Project will include 40 units and 6,000 square feet of retail space
By Dolores Quintana
Cypress Equity Investments has begun work for a mixed-use project at 601 Wilshire in Santa Monica in the space that formerly housed a FedEx.
As reported by Urbanize Los Angeles, the site is at the northeast corner of Wilshire and 6th Street and the new structure will be four stories tall and hold a total of 40 units, a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.
On the first floor, there will be a total of 6,167 square feet of commercial space and underneath there will be an underground parking structure that can accommodate 92 vehicles.
The structure is being designed by KFA Architecture and will include such amenities as a central courtyard, co-working space, pet spa and rooftop deck. KFA’s design will also include an exterior that is faced with vertical copper screens that will make the building seem to shimmer to observers who approach the building along Wilshire Boulevard. The innovative screens will also give residents privacy on the upper floors.
KFA’s website states, “The design is organized around two strong horizontal bands that move boldly across the façade. The lower band floats above the ground floor, creating a protective overhand over the retail areas, and the upper band caps the residential units below. The bands are angled to open up to the glassy corner at 6th Street, which is carved back to create a space for outdoor café seating.”