The two-story retail center in Sawtelle that is currently home to Santa Monica Glatt Kosher Market could make way for housing, according to plans posted this week by the West L.A. Sawtelle Neighborhood Council.
Golden Springs Development Co., the Santa Fe Springs-based company that owns the corner lot at 11540 Santa Monica Boulevard, is seeking approvals to raze the existing 12,500-square-foot building to clear the way for a new five-story edifice featuring 46 apartments above parking for 60 vehicles.
Proposed plans would rely on density bonus incentives to permit greater height and floor area than otherwise allowed by zoning rules. In exchange, seven of the studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments are to be set aside for rent by very low-income households.
AC Martin is designing the building, which would front both Santa Monica Boulevard and Colby Avenue, and is depicted in renderings with a contemporary exterior of smooth stucco and metal panels. Planned amenities include a rear yard, a courtyard, a rooftop deck, and a street-level recreation room.
The project is the latest in a long line of multifamily residential developments to rise along Santa Monica Boulevard to the west of the I-405 Freeway, including new under-construction projects from Jamison Services, Inc. and Markwood. The site also sits a block west of the West L.A. Civic Center, where the City and County of Los Angeles have partnered with AvalonBay Communities and Abode Communities on a project that will bring more than 900 homes to the publicly-owned land.
- Sawtelle (Urbanize LA)