A pair of single-family homes located directly south of the I-210 freeway in Sylmar could be redeveloped with a mixed-use apartment complex, per an application submitted last week to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

Roxford Street and Foothill Boulevard elevations of the proposed development
Archeon Group

The proposed development, slated to rise at the northeast corner of Foothill Boulevard and Roxford Street, calls for the construction of a new five-story edifice featuring 132 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments above 1,337 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a three-level, 143-car subterranean parking garage.

Project applicant Daniel Wishard, whose family trust is listed as the owner of the site, has requested the approval of density bonus incentives and a conditional use permit to build a larger structure than would otherwise be allowed by the property's base zoning.  In exchange for the development incentives - which also allows for 50 fewer parking spaces than otherwise required - a total of 19 apartments would be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing at the very low-income level (50 percent of the area median income level).

The requested entitlements are subject to a hearing before the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.

Existing buildings at 14971 Foothill Boulevard
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Archeon Group is designing the proposed development, which is depicted in renderings as a contemporary podium-type building clad in smooth blue stucco and tan wood siding.  A large rooftop amenity deck would cap the low-rise building, while two smaller courtyards would be provided on the second floor.

City records also show that Wishard is the owner of general contractor Cal Creations, which is based out of one of the homes.  Both houses were built in 2003, and were acquired through separate transactions in 2009 and 2020, according to Los Angeles County Assessor's data.

While the proposed apartment complex at Roxford and Foothill Boulevard, if built, would be larger than surrounding single-family homes to the south, the development site is located less than one mile west of Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, which is slated for a 1.3-million expansion over the coming years as part of a master plan approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 2019.

14971 Foothill Boulevard
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