In unanimous vote, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission signed off yesterday on a proposed multifamily residential development in North Hollywood.

Rendering of 10912 Blix Street looking southwestBittoni Architects

The Commission's vote approved density bonus incentives requested by project applicant Garen Boyajian of Blix Equities, LLC, who is planning a new apartment complex at 10912 W. Blix Street.  The proposed development, which would replace a fourplex, calls for the construction of a five-story edifice featuring 18 one- and two-bedroom apartments above subterranean parking for 16 vehicles.

Blix Equities would provide three units of deed-restricted affordable housing at the very low- and low-income levels within the building, as well as an additional apartment that would be subject to the rent stabilization ordinance.  According to an applicant presentation, the developer will not impose rent increases on multi-year leases.

Bittoni Architects is designing the project, which would consist of four floors of wood-frame construction above a concrete podium.  Plans call for an exterior of smooth black and white plaster, with an amenity deck located at the top floor.

Aerial view of 10912 Blix Street looking southeastBittoni Architects

The Commission also voted to affirm that the proposed development should be granted a Class 32 exemption from review under the California Environmental Quality Act.

A similar four-story development with 21 apartments is planned to replace a single-family home a short walk east on Blix Street.