Hanover Company is moving forward with plans to replace a self-storage facility in Westchester with a multifamily residential building, according to an initial study published today by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

The project, which would rise from a 1.22-acre site at 6711 Sepulveda Boulevard, calls for the construction of an eight-story structure which would feature 180 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments - including 15 units for very-low-income households.  The mid-rise structure would also feature amenities such as a roof-level skydeck, a back courtyard, and parking for 210 vehicles on three garage levels - including one below-grade.

TCA Architects - which worked with Hanover on three similar developments in Downtown Los Angeles - is designing the contemporary podium-type building, which would feature six levels of wood-frame construction over a concrete base.  Renderings show a mostly plaster exterior accented by wood paneling and tile veneer.

Hanover hopes to construct 6711 Sepulveda over approximately two years.  The project's initial study forecasts a completion date in 2020, although an official timeline has not been announced.

Though it is based out of Houston, Hanover is no stranger to Los Angeles, having built a number of mid-rise and high-rise apartment buildings in Downtown Los Angeles.  The company is also planning a similar seven-story development on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

The project at 6711 Sepulveda follows similar multifamily residential buildings which have been completed, or are now being built, at the nearby Howard Hughes Center - a campus which features multiple office towers and a shopping center.  The 6711 Sepulveda development is neighbored by a currently vacant office building, which is set to be replaced by a similar podium-type apartment complex.