Five-year-old plans to redevelop an auto repair shop in West Los Angeles are finally ready to get off the ground.

Last week, the Department of Building and Safety issued construction permits for the proposed project, which would rise at 1855 S. Westwood Boulevard.  Plans call for a six-story edifice containing 60 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments above a two-level, 65-car subterranean parking garage.

The project, which was approved in 2019 by the Planning Department, uses Transit Oriented Communities incentives to greater height and density than would typically be allowed by the property's base density.  In exchange, six of the apartments are to be set aside as deed-restricted extremely low-income housing.

Architect Sam Ghanouni is designing the contemporary podium-type building, which will have an exterior of smooth-finish cement plaster and zinc panels.  Architectural plans show that the building would front Westwood Boulevard with a live/work apartment, and include open spaces such as a recreation room and a rooftop deck.

The apartment complex is being developed as a joint venture between Jamison Services, Inc. and Downtown-based real estate firm Zackary Bros.  The company has attempted to build housing on the Westwood Boulevard site since 2015, when the project was envisioned as a smaller mixed-use building.