In Westwood, two small residential buildings dating the 1940s have made way for a larger multifamily residential complex from Century City-based investor Brennen Hakimiam.

The project at 10939 Ohio Avenue, approved by Los Angeles Planning officials in February 2021, is located on a corner lot at the street's intersection with Veteran Avenue. Plans call for a new six-story building with will feature 18 apartments in a mix of studio, one-, two-, three-, four-, and five-bedroom floor plans, as well as basement parking for 12 vehicles.

Rendering of 10939 Ohio AvenueWarren Techentin Architecture

Project entitlements include Transit Oriented Communities incentives, which have allowed for a new building with more floor area and less parking than would normally be required under zoning rules. In exchange, three apartments are to be set aside for rent by extremely low-income households.

Warren Techentin Architecture is designing 10939 Ohio, which will consist of five floors of wood-frame construction atop a concrete base. The building, which is to have an exterior of smooth stucco and perforated metal panels painted mint green, was previously described in our comment section has having a "Gaudi vibe" and looking like "Casa Milà meets an 80s office building.

View looking northwest from Ohio AvenueWarren Techentin Architecture

The project is the first of three similar developments planned by Hakimiam and Techentin along the short stretch of Veteran Avenue between Wilkins Avenue to the north and Massachusetts Avenue to the south. The other two buildings at 1402 and 1505 Veteran would include a combined total of 49 apartments.

Outside of Westwood, the same project team has proposed 67 apartments for a site just south of Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood and 50 units on Pico Boulevard in Cheviot Hills.

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