One block northeast of MacArthur Park in the Westlake district, a surface parking lot could make way for new multifamily housing, per an application submitted recently to the L.A. Department of City Planning.

The project applicant, an entity affiliated with Westland Real Estate Group, is seeking entitlements to redevelop an approximately 17,500-square-foot site located at 424 S. Westlake Avenue - just north of 6th Street. The proposed development calls for the construction of a six-story building which would feature 79 one- and two-bedroom apartments, located above a three-level, 76-car parking garage.

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Requested entitlements include Transit Oriented Communities incentives, permitting a larger building than normally allowed by zoning rules. In exchange, Westland would be required to set aside eight of the apartments as extremely low-income affordable housing for a period of 55 years.

Plans included with the entitlement application show a contemporary podium-type building, capped by a large rooftop amenity deck.

The proposed apartment complex would rise along an especially busy stretch of Westlake Avenue, which currently has three similar multifamily residential developments now in progress. 

424 S Westlake AvenueGoogle Maps

Almost directly west across the street, a 63-unit affordable housing complex is now topped out a 437 S. Westlake Avenue. One block south, Meta Housing is now wrapping up work on a 78-unit affordable housing complex at 619 Westlake Avenue, while a 63-unit market-rate development with retail takes shape at 1930 W. 6th Street.

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