Project Description

AvalonBay West Hollywood

AvalonBay West Hollywood (WeHo), formerly known as Movietown, is a three-acre mixed-use site consisting of two market-rate apartment buildings and one affordable senior building. The five-story buildings total 371 units, of which 77 will be affordable senior housing, over subterranean garages and 32,300 sf of retail space, including a 14,500 sf Trader Joe’s. The buildings, designed by MVE+Partners, include roof top decks, community garden, resort pool and spa and fitness centers. Two of the buildings are designed to achieve LEED Silver certification and the senior building will be built for LEED Gold certification.

Fuscoe provided full civil engineering services, including pre-design survey, tentative and final subdivision mapping and civil site design. Our unique project contribution came in two forms; first, the project’s storm water management schemes, including the City’s SUSMP compliance, were particularly challenging due to the site’s zero foot building set-back coupled with shallow ground water conditions. The solution involved a complex network design of drainage pipe routings connecting the multi-level podium bio-retention treatment planters to the roof top and podium areas they serve. While the planter BMPs utilized are fairly conventional, solving the extremely tight drain pipe invert designs required extraordinary coordination with the plumbing engineer, architect and landscape architect. The second contribution involved Fuscoe’s sophisticated 3-D modelling of the surface grading, storm drain and other utility infrastructure for full digital interfacing with the project’s Revit Architecture modelling deliverable. Technically debugging the infrastructure systems and Navisworks conflict resolution efforts was a critical Fuscoe task, resulting in better coordinated construction documents.

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AvalonBay West Hollywood
AvalonBay West Hollywood

*images courtesy Vickie Oshima – MVE + Partners, Inc.

Project Details

West Hollywood, CA

Avalon Bay Communities, Inc.

Completion projected
for Fall 2017

2017 Merit Award,
Best Affordable
Senior Housing Community
PCBC Gold Nugget Awards

2016 Merit Award,
Best On-the-Boards
Multi-Family Community –
50 du/ac or more
PCBC Gold Nugget Awards