The Wesley is Hollywood Park's premier apartment complex. It is part of the biggest urban mixed-use megadevelopment in Western U.S.A.
The Wesley, which will be followed in the fall by The Crosby, is the first building at Hollywood Park to offer residential units. It includes 101 studios, townhomes with two stories, and apartments of one, two, and three bedrooms. Hollywood Park is set to offer up to 2,500 new residences. Of these, 314 will be between The Wesley & Crosby, as well as a hotel on site.
Hollywood Park, Inglewood’s largest mixed-use development project, is owned by Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke. It spans 300 acres.
Cushman & Wakefield was the leasing agent for the project. Pre-leasing started in January. Inglewood's city council cleared the complex to move in early May. The first three residents were given their keys.
The Wesley's monthly rent starts at $3,000 for studios. It goes up to $3,400 for one-bedroom units, $4,000 for two-bedroom units, $5,100 if you want a townhome with two bedrooms, and $6,000 if you want a unit with three bedrooms.
The architects and designers were San Francisco's Hart Howerton and L.A.'s TCA Architects, as well as Oakland, California's Redmond Aldrich Design.
Each residence has nine-foot ceilings and soundproof windows. It also features wide-plank flooring, gourmet kitchens with flat-panel cabinets inspired by European design, balconies, or terraces.
The Wesley is a soundproofed building that looks over the SoFi Stadium in the northeast. Three miles away, airplanes are flying low above the house on their way into and out of LAX. Wilson Meany, the developer, worked with architects to install thicker walls and windows that reduce noise.
Coworking spaces, coffee bars, a self-service dog salon, a gym, and a sauna are among the indoor amenities. The project also includes amenities outside, including a skydeck with fireplaces, views of the SoFi Stadium, and Hollywood Park’s Lake Park, a palm-tree lined sun terrace, with loungers, cabanas, and a dipping pool; as well as an outdoor BBQ, a screening room, and two enclosed seating spaces.
The Wesley will hold events for residents as they move in. Wilson Meany, a developer, is looking for a residential services coordinator to help organize events and create partnerships with local businesses. Sky's Gourmet Tacos, based in Inglewood catered an event at The Wesley.
Chloe Warner of Redmond Aldrich Design said that the firm created the common areas with a post-Covid social environment in mind. They chose to create'semi private zones' within the communal spaces. A coworking space with wooden desks, custom-made, gives the impression of a college. On the third floor is a sports lounge, with a bar, ping pong and shuffleboard tables, that invites residents to mix.
The communal spaces aim to encourage residents to interact with the retail district of Hollywood Park. Wesley's coffee bar and gym are sufficient, but not as extensive. This is a strategy that encourages residents to visit gym and cafe tenants in Hollywood Park.
Christopher Meany of Wilson Meany said that the residences are a showcase for the quintessential Southern California lifestyle in an environment unlike any other.