Multifamily housing could be coming to the site of a shuttered gas station in the Fairfax neighborhood.
In October, an entity affiliated real estate developer Markwood Enterprises submitted an application to the City of Los Angeles to construct a new apartment complex at the southwest corner of Melrose and La Brea Avenues. The property, which currently functions as a surface parking lot, is slated for the construction of a four-story building featuring 66 studio and one-bedroom apartments above a 33-car subterranean garage.
Proposed entitlements include Transit Oriented Communities incentives, permitting a height increase and a reduced side yard setback, in exchange for setting aside six apartments as deed-restricted affordable housing.
Inglewood-based architecture firm Aero Collective is designing the project, which is called Seven1Hundred for its address at 7100 Melrose Avenue. Elevation plans depict a contemporary low-rise structure, clad in red and green plaster, with street-fronting live/work units and a rooftop amenity deck.
The Melrose-La Brea project follows several other multifamily housing developments already under construction in the near vicinity, including a 24-unit apartment building at 7673 Melrose and a 33-unit complex at Melrose and Highland Avenue.
Beverly Hills-based Markwood's other projects include the redevelopment of the historic May Co. parking garage in Downtown Los Angeles, as well as a proposed mixed-use apartment building at Santa Monica Boulevard and Barrington Avenue.
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