Adaptive Reuse & Mixed-Use
Adaptive reuse, the process of adapting old structures for new purposes, is among the most innovative processes to meet the goals of cities and communities in the most efficient and sustainable manner possible, particularly in high density areas. In particular, solving the lack of housing and creating integrated mixed-use projects are among the highest priorities of the City of West Hollywood. Both of these objectives will be met, specifically with the creation of 81 residential units including five different types of housing (various levels of rental affordable housing and for- sale market rate housing). Importantly, these new residential units will be created by transforming an old office building into a mixed-use environment and placing residential within walking distance to a vast resource of daily-need amenities and major transportation corridors and nodes.
Under the guiding hand of acclaimed architect Tom Kundig, the resulting mixed-use project will breathe new life into this stretch of Beverly Boulevard. And it will do so while decreasing traffic as the adaptation of building from offices to residences will generate less traffic than the building does today.