The challenges were demanding for this mixed use project--nearby freeway, groundwater and soil contamination, and methan mitigation.
10 percent of the units needed to be set aside for low-income occupants, in order to mirror the diversity of Los Angeles.
The goal was an amenity-rich, sustainable building dense enough for an array of different sized apartments, as well as mixed use.
Los Angeles, a city long famed for sprawl, is sprawled to the limits and getting denser. Solutions like Stella Mixed Use are becoming more common.
The project needed to be dense enough to offer studio, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, as well as retail.
Stella contains 244 residential units, which have been scaled back in square footage in order to nicely-proportioned common areas.