8555 Santa Monica is a dynamic mixed-use project bringing new neighborhood-serving shops, restaurants and apartments to Santa Monica Boulevard, further enriching and extending West Hollywood’s most vibrant and popular street.
What is the plan?
8555 Santa Monica is a five-story pedestrian oriented building. New neighborhood-serving retail spaces will open on Santa Monica Blvd, with restaurants and cafes surrounding a beautifully landscaped open-air plaza. The second floor will feature live-work units, salon spaces and creative offices. Residential units will occupy a portion of the second level and the remaining three floors. The project is designed to comply with current zoning codes.
What kind of housing?
In total there will be 94 market-rate apartments and 17 units designated as affordable housing.
How much parking?
There are 346 parking spaces planned for commercial tenants as well as residents. Located just a block from two popular Metro Rapid Bus lines along both Santa Monica and La Cienega Boulevards, it is expected that a number of residents at 8555 Santa Monica will be looking to adopt a lifestyle prioritizing pedestrian, bicycle, and transit mobility.
How will cars access the project?
All commercial vehicles and loading, along with some residential vehicles, will enter the parking garage from Santa Monica Boulevard. Parking accessed from West Knoll is reserved exclusively for residents.
What kind of open space?
The project design includes substantial common and private open spaces in the form of terraces, patios, and plazas that are located on several different levels of the building, exceeding city requirements.
8555 Santa Monica is designed with numerous environmentally sustainable features:
- renewable energy via extensive rooftop photovoltaic solar panels, offsetting the building’s energy use
- energy-efficient electrical and mechanical systems
- water-saving plumbing systems
- recycled-content materials in the foundation, insulation, landscaping, and building interiors
- materials composed of rapidly renewable and sustainably harvested resources
- drought tolerant plantings
- rainfall capture system