A Vision for All

mixed-income Housing Opportunities

Dynamic Commercial Space

Robust Community Programming


Developed in Partnership With the Offices of Los Angeles County  Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin

West LA Commons is a vibrant mixed-use community featuring equitable housing options for a wide range of household incomes; neighborhood-serving retail and restaurants; new and revitalized municipal office space; and dynamic open space and community programming to connect those who live, work, and play in and around West Los Angeles.

A revitalization of the West Los Angeles Civic Center, West LA Commons will retain and enhance the civic plaza concept initiated in the 1960s while bringing a wide array of amenities and diverse programs for community benefit. The proposed revitalization reflects the site’s history while elevating the neighborhood’s character through art, architecture, and an uncompromised quality of life for all. In total, more than 900 mixed-income rental units will be added to this resource-rich location. 

Community Survey

Do you have ideas for the future of this site? AvalonBay and Abode Communities invite you to provide feedback by participating in the survey below.

West LA Commons site plan. Shows a planned community bounded by Santa Monica Boulevard, Iowa Avenue, Corinth Avenue, and Butler Avenue. It is combines retail and market space, diverse income housing, and several community centers all surrounding a tree-lined open-air plaza. Each of the features of the different buildings are described in the content adjacent to this image.

The Plaza
Community core with public plaza, Bandstand, and landscaped terraces

Event venue for public events

Purdue Promenade
A tree-lined thoroughfare with cafés, markets, and recreational amenities

The Beacon
Market-rate housing + retail/restaurant space

The Boulevard
Market-rate and moderate-income housing + retail space

Purdue Place
Affordable, supportive, and moderate-income housing

The Butler
Affordable and supportive housing

Butler Village
Affordable, supportive, and moderate-income housing

Corinth House
Market-rate and moderate-income housing

Courthouse Arts Pavilion
Market-rate artist studios + community arts workshop + retail

Felicia Mahood Multipurpose Center
Community center for seniors

The Municipal
Municipal offices

Open Space & Circulation
Nearly 200,000 sf




AvalonBay Communities is driven by a bold purpose: creating a better way to live. This is accomplished by providing distinct apartment living experiences that contribute to local communities. As a real estate investment trust with 27 years of experience, AvalonBay owns and operates 62 communities with over 18,000 homes throughout Southern California alone.


Abode Communities is an influential and responsive nonprofit affordable housing provider working to bring housing and social equity to strengthen neighborhoods, enhance livelihoods, and connect people and places. Since its founding in 1968, the organization has developed nearly 50 affordable, supportive, and mixed-use residential communities serving more than 13,000 Californians.


Design Team

Koning Eizenberg Architecture (KEA) leads the design vision and master planning effort for West LA Commons. KEA fosters architecture as a social medium, one that improves daily life and drives housing equity as part of neighborhood building. Based in Santa Monica, the firm’s work includes the architectural design of more than 1,800 residential units throughout Los Angeles County


OLIN is a globally renowned landscape architecture practice that has been creating distinguished landscapes and urban designs for more than 45 years. Through their work, the studio creates vibrant places for human interaction, recreation, and community building. OLIN’s award-winning projects cross boundaries of scale, typology, and site condition, yet are all driven by a central mission: to create places that enhance life. OLIN’s design expertise is highlighted by more than 30 mixed-use developments and 40 master-planned projects.


Quality housing is a cornerstone of today’s public dialogue and its commitment to designing and building smart, sustainable housing is the foundation of AC Martin’s Multi-Family Residential Studio. Formerly known as Togawa Smith Martin, AC Martin is a recognized leader in the residential sector with over 50,000 built units. As  executive architect, they bring more than 45 years of code/zoning knowledge, industry innovation, and smart project planning focused on constructible and affordable multifamily units. 




West LA Commons plaza at night

West LA Commons Community Meeting

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and LA City Councilman Mike Bonin invite you to join a discussion with their staff and development partners AvalonBay Communities and Abode Communities about West LA Commons on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6:30 – 8 p.m. The virtual community meeting will feature presentations about the proposed project,

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