In Sawtelle, local developer Category announced late last month that work has commenced for a new multifamily residential building a few blocks west of Metro's Expo/Sepulveda Station.

The project, which replaces two single-family homes at 2456-2460 S. Purdue Avenue, calls for the construction of a five-story building featuring 27 apartments above a single level of subterranean parking.

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Plans approved in July 2022 by L.A. city officials include Transit Oriented Communities incentives, thereby permitting increased floor area and density relative to what zoning rules would normally allow. In exchange, three of the new apartments are to be set aside for rent as extremely low-income affordable housing.

Bittoni Architects is designing 2460 Purdue, which is depicted in a rendering as a contemporary low-rise structure centered on an open-air atrium. Plans also call for amenities such as a recreation room, a central courtyard, a gym, and a rooftop deck.

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"The architecture features a chamfered facade, creating a unique interplay between light and shadow," reads Category's social media post announcing the project's groundbreaking. "Purdue’s clean lines, floor to ceiling windows, and natural tones frame six stories of residential homes inspired by coastal California modernism."

The project survived multiple appeals from a neighboring property owner, who had urged Planning officials to rescind entitlements for the apartment complex by arguing that should have been ineligible for TOC incentives.

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