Prolific affordable housing developer Meta Housing Corp. is making use of the Mayor's Executive Directive 1 on plans for one of its biggest projects ever.

Recently, the West Los Angeles-based developer submitted an application to the L.A. Department of City Planning seeking approvals for the construction of a new apartment complex at 21300 W. Oxnard Street in Warner Center. The proposed project calls for the construction of two buildings containing a combined total of 301 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom dwellings, as well as parking for 229 vehicles.

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According to findings included with the project's entitlement packet, the apartments will be restricted as 100 percent affordable housing, with 10 percent of the total units reserved for very low-income households.

AC Martin is designing 21300 Oxnard Street, which is portrayed in plans as a pair of seven- and eight-story structures with a contemporary look and an exterior mostly composed of painted stucco.

The proposed development, which would replace a two-story commercial building and parking, is to be split into two phases. The initial component, consisting of 173 apartments, would occupy the southern portion of the site, while the 128-unit second phase would front Oxnard Street to the north.

21300 W Oxnard StreetGoogle Maps

The project, which follows large market-rate developments in Warner Center such as the neighboring Vela on Ox apartments, follows Meta's completion of a smaller 80-unit affordable complex in the nearby Canoga Park neighborhood. Meta has also developed a larger 356-unit development in the North Hills neighborhood.

While Mayor Karen Bass has recently touted Executive Directive 1 as a success, noting that projects totaling more than 7,000 units of affordable and supportive housing have used its streamlining provisions thus far, it has recently been faced with a new legal threat. Fix the City, an organization which frequently opposes land use policies and projects within the City of Los Angeles, recently filed a lawsuit which contends that the Mayor's emergency declaration regarding homelessness is illegal.

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