This new multi-family mixed-used apartment building is strategically located in a bustling area of Hollywood, one block from a Metro Red Line stop, and has achieved a Walk Score of 97. Three buildings located on two separate sites make up the entire development and are comprised of retail spaces and 245 housing units. The project complies with the City’s Low Impact Development (LID) ordinance by using three drywells to infiltrate stormwater. The subterranean parking garage in Building A was originally designed to have four levels of parking below ground, however when the second design phase began, a fifth level was added. This brought the garage too close to the site’s naturally occurring groundwater table. In this instance, Fuscoe designed an ingenious pump system to move collected storm water from the building, across an alley, and into the subterranean garage of another building that only had one underground parking level. The pump system, coupled with the drywells located under the other buildings, created the separation needed to protect the building’s footings while allowing stormwater infiltration. Our full circle thinking® satisfies the City’s LID requirements, manages stormwater, and allows the project’s podium and amenity program to remain unchanged.
Exterior Street View Rendering courtesy of Togawa Smith Martin.