A few blocks north of Jesse Owens Park in South Los Angeles, a small commercial building housing a church is set to make way for a mixed-use apartment complex.

Last month, an application was submitted to the L.A. Department of City Planning seeking entitlements for a new development at 9120 S. Western Avenue in Gramercy Park. Property owner Sherif Antoon is seeking approvals for the construction of a new five-story edifice featuring 24 one-bedroom apartments above approximately 500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and subterranean parking for 14 vehicles.

View looking southeast from Western AvenueThe Code Solution

Requested entitlements for 9120 Western include Transit Oriented Communities incentives permitting greater height and density than allowed by zoning rules, as well as reductions to required setbacks and on-site open space. In exchange, three of the new apartments would be set aside as affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.

The Code Solution is serving as both architect and owner's representative for the proposed apartment complex. Plans show a contemporary podium-type building clad in white stucco, wood siding, and metal mesh, with amenity spaces at the roof level.

9120 S Western AvenueGoogle Maps

The proposed apartment complex is one of a handful of new developments in the works for Western Avenue through the Gramercy Park community, including a similar market-rate project planned just north at 91st Street and a larger supportive housing complex at 87th Street.

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