Mid-Wilshire-based developer CIM Group has yet another mixed-use project in the works for West Adams, per an application submitted late last month to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.
The latest development, which would replace a building long occupied by West Angeles Church Of God In Christ at 3017-3045 S. Crenshaw Boulevard, calls for the construction of a six-story, 67-foot-tall building containing 168 apartments above 40,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a 255-car garage.
CIM Group is pursing entitlements through the Transit Oriented Communities guidelines, which would permit increased density, floor area, and height beyond zoning limits for the property. In exchange, 17 of the studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments would be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.
AC Martin, which recently merged with former subsidiary Togawa Smith Martin, is the architect behind the proposed project. Renderings depict a contemporary podium-type building with multiple courtyards located above the second floor, supplementing other interior amenities. Although the proposed development is not subject to transitional height requirements, the rear of the building would nonetheless scale down toward the abutting residential neighborhood to the west.
While CIM Group is the developer behind the apartment complex, it does not yet own the site. West Angeles Church retains control of the mid-century structure, which served as its home prior to the construction of its landmark cathedral at Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards.
Over the past several years, CIM Group has invested heavily in the West Adams community, developing a series of new multifamily residential and commercial buildings along Adams Boulevard. The company is also developing an office complex at the intersection of 30th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard - just north of its newly proposed apartment complex.
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