A big thank you to all who attended the EIR Scoping Meeting on 6/14. The County, City, and development team were overwhelmed by the positive feedback and look forward to staying in touch throughout the EIR process. If you missed the meeting, we invite you to watch the recording and download the presentation decks below.
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.
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.
Community core with public plaza, Bandstand, and landscaped terraces
Event venue for public events
A tree-lined thoroughfare with cafés, markets, and recreational amenities
Market-rate housing + retail/restaurant space
Market-rate and moderate-income housing + retail/restaurant space
Affordable, supportive, and moderate-income housing
Affordable and supportive housing
Affordable, supportive, and moderate-income housing
Market-rate and moderate-income housing
Courthouse Arts Pavilion
Market-rate artist studios + community arts workshop + retail/restaurant space
Felicia Mahood Multipurpose Center
Community center for seniors
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.
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.
Join us on June 14, 2022 from 6 – 8PM. This scoping meeting commences an Environmental Review Process by providing interested members of the public with a detailed overview of the project, describe the environmental review process, and comment on what issues should be looked at during the course of the environmental review process.
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,
Authority to Enter Into Lease, With Option to Purchase, of the West Los Angeles Courthouse and Adoption of Resolution for Solicitation of Development Proposals
The West Los Angeles Courthouse (Courthouse), located at 1633 Purdue Avenue, Los Angeles (Property), was used for decades by the State of California, acting by and through the Judicial Council of California (Judicial Council) for courthouse purposes.
Notice is hereby given that proposals will be received by the City of Los Angeles (the City) and the County of Los Angeles (County), by and through the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA), until August 11, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. (the “Submittal Deadline”) for the proposed West Los Angeles Civic Center and Courthouse Development Project.