Metro @ Hollywood

The project aims to enhance the image, livability and economic vitality of the community by eliminating a blighted site, increasing commercial/retail shopping opportunities, revitalizing a key commercial corridor and increasing the stock of affordable apartments. The design takes cues from its location in Hollywood; a colorfully tiled tower marks the street corner and acts as a landmark. The faceted glazing of the tower continues along the retail storefronts for an engaging pedestrian experience. Common use roof decks are located at various vantage points. The fifth-floor deck provides a picture-perfect view of the nearby Griffith Observatory.

Client:             Meta Housing Corporation
Location:        5555 W Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Units:              120 Senior Affordable Housing plus 6,000 sq. ft. retail
Size:                186,290 GSF (94,530 NSF)
Density:          121 du/ac
Cost:               $22,500,000 ($120 per GSF)
Funding:         4% Tax-Exempt Bond, CRA/LA,
                        State of CA - TOD, State of CA IIG, LAHD
Awards:           2015 NAHB, Silver Achievement
                        2014 Gold Nugget, Best Senior Housing Community
                        2011 SAGE, "On the Boards" Project of the Year
Sustainability: LEED Platinum Certified
Status:             Completed 2012