Los Angeles-based developer CityView has broken ground on a mixed-use apartment building in the Carthay neighborhood.

The project, which replaces a strip mall at 5935 W. Pico Boulevard, a seven-story structure containing 123 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above 3,200 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a two-level, 169-car underground garage.


Approved plans, which employ density bonus incentives to achieve a larger building that would be allowed under base zoning, will require 13 apartments to be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.

Togawa Smith Martin is designing the contemporary low-rise building, which will be comprised of five floors of wood-frame construction above a two-level concrete podium.  Plans call for an exterior of cement plaster and aluminum panels with on-site amenities including a central courtyard and rooftop decks.

Construction of 5935 Pico is expected to occur over an approximately 26-month period, according to a representative of CityView.

The project joins several similar mixed-use developments planned or under construction in the Mid-City, Carthay, and Pico-Robertson neighborhoods, such as a Googie-inspired building now rising one block west at Pico and Stearns Drive.

Other proposed projects include a 125-unit apartment complex at Pico and Crescent Height Boulevard and a 10-story hotel and housing project at Pico and La Jolla Avenue.

In addition to 5935 Pico, CityView is also developing mixed-use apartment buildings in Westlake and Historic South-Central.