2005 Multi-Family Affordable Housing
Project of the Year Award
at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue in Hollywood,
this development represents a prototype mixed-use of national retail
chain, Walgreens, and a local affordable housing developer, Hollywood
Community Housing Corporation.
project incorporates 56 units of affordable family housing on a
platform above Walgreens "big box" and loading facilities. The housing
is designed to integrate the residents into an urban village oriented
to a town green, while maintaining its connection to Sunset Boulevard
to the south, and the HOLLYWOOD sign to the north. Over 50% of the
units are entered from the "green" with individual entries and stoops
provided to create a sense of ownership and place for the tenants.
The structures are designed to a scale and articulation of townhouses
which define the historic residential cores of major cities. All
community facilities are also oriented to the town green to maintain
an active focal point for the development.
for the residents is provided in a subterranean garage, and for
Walgreens in a surface lot. Careful attention was paid to the integration
of Walgreens standard design components and criteria into the overall
image of the complex. Pedestrian amenities provided to integrate
the project into the community include a freestanding retail structure
at the corner, integrated bus shelters and retail kiosks to serve
the transit users of the two Rapid Bus lines and nearby Metro subway