Fairfield Residential has received a key approval in its bid to redevelop a large warehouse near the Los Angeles River with apartments.  

Earlier today, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission voted to approve the proposed development at 2900 San Fernando Road in Glassell Park, which would replace a warehouse with a five-story complex featuring 370 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments - of which 31 would be set aside as very low-income affordable housing - wrapping a 597-car parking structure.  

The contemporary low-rise structure is being designed by Architects Orange.  Architectural plans show a slew of open space amenities, including two courtyards, a fitness club, and a rooftop deck.  

Construction is anticipated to occur over 20 months.  A project scheduled has not been announced.

Conditions of approval include requiring that the project's parking structure be built to facilitate a future conversion to alternative uses.  Additionally, excess parking beyond the code requirement is to be made ready for electric vehicle charging.

The project, which requires a zone change, is subject to the approval of the Los Angeles City Council.

Fairfield Residential, which is headquartered in San Diego, has recently built similar multifamily residential developments in the Arts District and Warner Center.