Chang Kim, courtesy TCA Architects

On the site of the former Cumulus radio station towers, TCA Architects and Carmel Partners have opened VOX at Cumulus, a 14-acre mixed-use community. VOX offers both apartments and townhomes with more than 12 floor plans, including studios and one-, two-, and three-bedroom options between 504 to 1,456 square feet, and 100,000 square feet of retail space, including an on-site Whole Foods Market.

“VOX at Cumulus is one of the largest mixed-use communities to open in the Los Angeles area,” says Eric Olsen, AIA, principal and partner at TCA Architects. “Not only does it provide much-needed housing options for the community, but the Cumulus District will be one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods due to its immediate proximity to the La Cienega/Jefferson Metro station, which gives residents access to downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica without the need for a car.”

Certified as a Green Point Rated Platinum project by Build It Green, the sustainable development features 1,736 solar panels, stormwater infiltration systems, and a park, designed to help reduce heat island effect. VOX is also ideally situated near the La Cienega/Jefferson Metro station, and 20% of the community's parking spaces are available for electric car charging.

“VOX at Cumulus is a stellar example of a sustainable, integrated development achieved through strategic community planning and partnership,” says Olsen. “The end result goes far beyond just housing—VOX is an entire community with sought-after facilities that benefit its residents and beyond. It’s a new branch of the Westside.”

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Residents of VOX will enjoy keyless entry, floor-to-ceiling windows with roll-down shades, luxury vinyl plank flooring, quartz countertops, Italian-style modern cabinetry, in-unit laundry, and oversized soaking tubs. Amenities include two swimming pools, clubhouses, a bocce court, a fitness center, a coworking lounge with private meeting space, a recording studio, and a screening room.

Due to VOX’s thoughtful planning and design, which includes the incorporation of a grocery store and a park, surrounding neighbors were in support of the development. “VOX is not only an ideal place to work, live, and play—it’s an addition to the neighborhood that brings value to everyone in the community. With retail leasing underway, our goal is to attract retailers that will complement the Cumulus’ residents and neighborhood. This means we are seeking restaurants, cafés, coffee shops, yoga studios, and other Class A retail tenants that will grow the district into one of the premier destinations on the Westside,” says Will Cipes, senior vice president, development at Carmel Partners.

In addition to TCA Architects and Carmel Partners, other development partners included DCI, AMPAM, Psomas, DFDA, Seal Electric, and Studio MLA.