A multi-tenant retail center built in the 1970s in Hollywood could be razed and redeveloped with apartments, according to an application submitted recently to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

2200 Larimer, LLC, an entity affiliated with Toronto, Canada-based Valdoro Development, is seeking approvals for a new project which would rise just north of Sunset Boulevard at 1523-1537 N. La Brea Avenue. The proposed project would consist of a six-story building featuring 100 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above parking for 70 vehicles - none of which is required due to AB 2097.

Requested entitlements include Transit Oriented Communities incentives, which would be used to permit a larger building than would otherwise be allowed by zoning rules. In exchange, 10 of the new apartments are to be set aside for rent as affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.

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Ralph Mechur Architects is designing the project, according to its entitlement application. Findings included with the application describe the proposed development as having a C shape opening to the street, as well as step backs at the roof level and a courtyard at the ground floor. While no ground-floor commercial space is proposed, habitable spaces are proposed adjacent to La Brea.

The development site sits a short walk south of Hollywood Boulevard, along a stretch of La Brea where recent years have brought similar multifamily residential projects to nearby properties.

Likewise, mixed-use developments are reshaping Sunset Boulevard to the west, including a new project from Uncommon and Greystar's two-building Rae apartments.

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