Another stretch of commercial buildings on the border between Palms and Culver City is set to make way for multifamily housing and commercial space, according to an application submitted this week to the L.A. Department of City Planning.
The proposed project, which would rise from a site located at 10505 Washington Boulevard, would span the north side of the street between Keystone Avenue to the west and Mentone Avenue to the east. Proposed plans call for razing existing improvements - including offices, surface parking lots, and broadcast equipment - to clear the way for the construction of a new eight-story building featuring 184 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above approximately 5,215 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and parking for 184 vehicles.
Requested entitlements include Transit Oriented Communities incentives allowing for the construction of a larger building with more housing than would otherwise be permitted by zoning rules. In exchange, 19 of the new apartments would be set aside for rent as deed-restricted extremely low-income affordable housing.
Reed Architectural Group is designing 10505 Washington, which is depicted in plans as a contemporary podium-type building with an E-shaped footprint from the third floor and up. Planned amenities include interior recreation rooms and a podium-level courtyard.
City records list the project applicant as Tabor Asset Group, LLC, an entity associated with prolific local developer Helio, which has made its mark in Palms with numerous projects on a nearby stretch of Overland Avenue.
The surrounding stretch of Washington Boulevard, which sits across the street from Sony Pictures Studios, has undergone a similar transformation to that of Overland, with contributions from multiple developers. Directly west of the project site across Keystone, Greystar build a similar mixed-use project with 135 homes and commercial space on the former site of a bank. A short walk to the east at Motor Avenue, work is underway for two additional residential-retail developments which will create a combined total of more than 250 apartments.
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