After scoring approvals for an apartment building south of Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, developer Brennen Hakimian and Warren Techentin Architecture (WTARCH) will now try their hand at a mixed-use project on one of L.A.'s busiest commercial thoroughfares.
Late in 2021, Hakimian submitted an application to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning seeking approvals to raze a pair of nondescript commercial buildings at 10608-10614 W. Pico Boulevard to clear the way for the construction of a new five-story, 50-unit apartment building with 5,900 square feet of ground-floor retail space and subterranean parking for 49 vehicles.
Requested entitlements include Transit Oriented Communities incentives permitting a taller, denser building than otherwise permitted by zoning rules. In exchange, five of the proposed studio apartments would be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.
WTARCH's design for the podium-type building calls for an exterior of smooth stucco and blue tile. Planned amenities include a courtyard, a recreation room, a gym, and a rooftop deck.