A small multifamily residential building from the 1940s in Sawtelle could make way for affordable housing through the Mayor's Executive Directive 1, per an application submitted earlier this month to the L.A. Department of City Planning.

View looking southwest at 2481 S. Sawtelle BoulevardMika Design Group

The proposed project from applicant Babak Nehoray of Sawtelle 2481, LLC, slated for a property just southwest of Expo/Sepulveda Station at 2481 S. Sawtelle Boulevard, would replace four existing rental units with a new six-story structure featuring 42 one- and two-bedroom apartments above parking for eight vehicles.

The new development would make use of density bonus incentives to permit a larger building than allowed by zoning rules. In exchange, the proposed apartments would be set aside for low- and moderate-income households.

Mika Design Group is designing 2481 Sawtelle, which is portrayed in renderings as a contemporary low-rise structure.

2481 S. Sawtelle BoulevardGoogle Street View

The project is one of at least two ED1 developments in the works near Metro stops in Sawtelle. Plans filed last year with the City of Los Angeles would bring 38 low- and moderate-income apartments to a site near Expo/Bundy Station.

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