An initial study published by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning sheds new light on plans to redevelop a busy car wash in Pico-Robertson with a mixed-use apartment building.

View from Pico and Reeves looking southeastAbramson Architects

Concord Capital Partners, a Beverly Hills-based real estate investment firm, is seeking approvals to raze "The Wash" at 9500 W. Pico Boulevard, clearing the way for the construction of a new six-story edifice featuring 108 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with 3,250 square feet of retail space and parking for 134 vehicles.

Through the inclusion of 13 deed-restricted affordable units, Concord has requested entitlements for a larger building with more housing than would otherwise be allowed by local zoning rules.

Culver City-based Abramson Architects is designing 9500 Pico, which is portrayed in renderings as a contemporary podium-type building clad in metal and plaster.  Plans call for g-level setbacks along Pico Boulevard to create a publicly-accessible courtyard and a plaza, while residents would also have access to a private rooftop deck.

Aerial view looking northwestAbramson Architects

Pending approvals by the City of Los Angeles, construction of the apartment complex is expected to occur over a 24-month period.  For the purpose of analysis, the environmental study forecasts a completion date in 2023.

The mixed-use project is the latest in a series of multifamily housing projects planned for the Pico-Robertson neighborhood, including smaller apartment buildings at 1400 Reeves Street and 1444 Rexford Drive.  The site also sits two blocks west of a proposed development at 9224 W. Pico Boulevard that would include housing for special needs adults over ground-floor commercial space.