Seven Maples

Seven Maples
Seven Maples’ Rooftop Deck

Seven Maples lies within the Westlake Recovery Project Area, a transit oriented district along a retail corridor. Just a few blocks from MacArthur Park, the site is within easy walking distance of a major transportation hub, the MTA Red Line station, shopping, schools, parks, restaurants, banks, medical clinics and other neighborhood amenities. Seven Maples is the first green development in the MacArthur Park community of the City of Los Angeles. The new development includes 57 one-bedroom units, a spacious community room with full kitchen, computer lab, laundry room, central landscaped courtyard, many private balconies and two rooftop patios. Each unit is designed to maximize daylighting and flow-through ventilation.

The name, Seven Maples, was inspired by the landscape plan, which incorporates interior courtyards and pathways with shady maple trees to provide a respite from the heat of southern California. Seven Maples includes 57 newly constructed affordable, rental housing for active seniors. The development is home to a diverse population, many of whom lived within walking distance. With a focus on healthy living for senior residents and their guests, all units and common areas are 100% smoke-free. The common spaces are fully furnished with relaxing furniture from a local family owned business, and are complemented by a high tech learning center with Energy Star rated systems. Enhanced landscaping and energy efficient design and system specifications further contribute to a healthy environment. Energy saving measures include: long life fluorescent lamps, low flow water fixtures, and Energy Star rated appliances. Rooftop solar panels provide a renewable energy source and reduce resident electricity costs by over $700 per month. All new residents participate in a resident orientation workshop that focuses on the green features of the building. LAHP's demonstrated commitment to residents, allows the seniors of Seven Maples to have a sense of ownership at their residence.

Other green building features include:

  • Drip landscape irrigation
  • Energy Star rated and water-efficient appliances
  • Low flow kitchen and bathroom fixtures
  • Central laundry
  • Compact fluorescent lighting in interior and exterior spaces
  • Low VOC paints and primers
  • Low-VOC adhesives and sealants
  • Green Label Plus carpet pad
  • Green Label carpet
  • No added UREA formaldehyde on all cabinets
  • Linoleum flooring in bathrooms
  • Trex decking on rooftop decks
  • Over 90% of construction debris were diverted from landfills
  • Individual electric meters
  • Building performance exceeds Title 24 by 15%
  • Recycling room and recycling program
  • Kitchen and bathroom exhaust systems vent to exterior
  • Naturally ventilated parking garage to allow air flow
  • Hard surfaces at all entryways and unit doorways
  • Smoke free living
  • Rooftop photovoltaic solar panels
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