Developer Thomas Safran & Associates has unveiled plans for a new affordable housing complex in West Los Angeles, via a presentation to the West L.A. Sawtelle Neighborhood Council.

The project, which would replace a shuttered animal shelter at Bundry Drive and Missouri Avenue, calls for the construction of a six-story building featuring 81 residential units, open space and parking for 50 vehicles.  The mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments would be set aside for households at the very low income level, or 30 percent of Los Angeles area median income.

Withee Malcolm Architects is designing the podium-type building, which would be clad with stucco and wooden louvers.  A clock tower highlights the Missouri Avenue frontage of the building, which features a U-shaped form wrapping around an elevated central courtyard.

The Bundy & Missouri project, located a short walk from Metro's Expo/Bundy Station, benefits from the City's soon-to-be-adopted Transit Oriented Communities guidelines, which allows for the construction of higher-density developments in close proximity to transit.

According to the presentation Thomas Safran & Associates hopes to begin construction in either 2019 or 2020.