Little over one year ago, a Googie-style Norms restaurant shuttered in West Los Angeles amid rumors of redevelopment. Those rumors have now become reality.
Yesterday, an entity affiliated with NMS Properties filed an application with the Department of City Planning to construct a roughly 69,000-square-foot mixed-use project at the corner of Pico Boulevard and Greenfield Avenue. Plans call for 89 residential units - including 10 set aside at the extremely-low-income affordability level - with 7,739 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.
The application was filed through the City's Transit Oriented Communities program, which allows for increased density and height for projects that provide affordable housing. The proposed development at 11001 Pico would required incentives such a height increased up to 67 feet - above the current 45-foot limit.
The development site is located one block from Metro's Expo/Sepulveda Station, where developer Carmel Partners is now midway through construction on a 595-unit apartment complex which replaced a cement plant. A few blocks east, Hudson Pacific Properties and Macerich have announced plans to convert most of the struggling Westside Pavilion mall into office space.
A new entity known as WS Communities inherited the development portfolio of NMS Properties, which split in two in 2017.
- West Los Angeles Archive (Urbanize LA)