Protective fencing now encircles a 3.5-acre property in Canoga Park, where San Diego-based real estate development firm Fairfield Residential has received entitlements for the construction of a large multifamily residential complex.

The property, located at the northwest corner of Kittridge Street and Independence Avenue, is currently improved with a pair of large industrial buildings.  Approved plans call for razing both structures to make way for a five-story edifice featuring 275 studio, one-, and two-bedroom wrapping a six-level, 405-car parking garage.

AO designed the development, which is depicted as a contemporary low-rise structure clad with plaster, corrugated metal siding, brick veneer, and other materials.  Architectural plans show that the building would include more than 32,000 square feet of open space amenities, including a rooftop deck, a fitness center, and a lounge.

A demolition permit for the existing structures was issued by the City of Los Angeles on March 4.  Building permits for the new apartment complex are pending.

The project sits directly across the street from Hanover Warner Center, a 394-unit apartment complex now being built by Hanover Company.

The Kittridge Street development is the second multifamily residential project from Fairfield Residential in the Warner Center area, following the Vela on Ox apartments which opened on Oxnard Street in late 2018.