A liquor store and a laundromat in Mar Vista could be razed and redevelopment with a mixed-use apartment complex, according to an application submitted recently to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.
The proposed project, slated for a corner lot at 12701 Washington Place, calls for razing an existing 1960s Googie building, clearing the way for the construction of a new five-story edifice featuring 34 rental apartments above approximately 2,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and two-level, 39-car basement garage.
City records list the project applicant as an entity managed by Bob Halavi of PPI Capital. His entitlement request includes the approval of density bonus incentives to permit a taller building with more floor area than typically allowed by zoning rules. In exchange, three of the new apartments would be set aside for rent as very low-income affordable housing.
GA Engineering has been tapped to design the mixed-use project, which would front Washington Place to the south and Wade Street to the east. Renderings depict the finished product as a contemporary podium-type building clad in stucco, wood panels, and corrugated metal panels. Plans show a central courtyard at the podium level, as well as a rooftop amenity deck.
The proposed apartment complex, if built, would follow a number of recent multifamily buildings near the border between the Mar Vista neighborhood and Culver City. A larger mixed-use building, featuring 144 apartments and ground-floor retail, is slated for the former site of a 99 Cents Only store one block west at 12727 Washington Boulevard.
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