The Los Angeles City Council has upheld the approval of a proposed infill development in Sawtelle, rejecting a neighbor's request to block construction of the project.

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The proposed development from applicant 2662 and 2668 S. Barrington Ave., LLC, approved by the City Planning Commission last year for a site at 2662-2668 S. Barrington Avenue, calls for replacing a pair of single-family dwellings with a new five-story, 21-unit apartment building with three units of very low-income affordable housing. Parking for 39 vehicles would be provided in a semi-subterranean garage.

Aaron Brumer & Associates is designing the approved project, which is portrayed in renderings as a contemporary low-rise structure.

The appellant, a neighboring homeowner on Barry Avenue, had had asked the Council to overturn the Planning Commission decision. She contends that new building would result in a 50 percent annual power loss to the solar panels on her roof, and argued that the building should either be reduced in scale or she should be offered monetary compensation.

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A staff report recommended denial of the appeal, citing its compliance with zoning regulations, and a lack of a solar easement to show evidence of potential impacts to the rooftop panels.

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