Yesterday, the development team behind a proposed residential-retail development near The Grove gave a first look at their project to the Mid City West Community Council's Planning and Land Use Committee.

The project, filed earlier this year with the City of Los Angeles, calls for replacing an auto body repair shop and two small commercial buildings at 8000-8014 W. Beverly Boulevard with a five-story building that would feature 50 residential units - including five affordable apartments - above 7,250 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.

MVE + Partners is designing the low-rise structure, which would offer a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom units, as well as amenities such as a fitness room and landscaped decks at the podium and roof levels.  Plans also call for 76 parking spaces in a two-level basement garage, though just 29 spaces would be reserved for residents.

The presentation links the proposed development to an entity known as 8008 Third Street Investments, LLC.  Other members of the project team include MJS Landscape Architecture, civil engineering firm Kimley-Horn and Associates, and land use consultant Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac.

Just east at the intersection of 3rd and Fairfax, plans were recently announced for a taller development at the current site of the Town & Country shopping center.  That project, which is also being designed by MVE + Partners, would consist of a 19-story tower featuring 381 apartments and retail space.