Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission voted to approve plans for a multifamily residential complex just north of Vermont/Beverly Station.

The proposed project, which comes from developer Kamran Gharibian, calls for the construction of a five-story edifice featuring 68 residential units and an 85-car parking garage at 4055-4065 W. Oakwood Avenue.  The currently vacant site, previously improved with 20 apartments, is slated for a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom dwellings, of which 14 would be priced for low- and very low-income households.

Renderings portray a contemporary low-rise structure with a U-shaped footprint which wraps an interior courtyard.  Other common space amenities include an two rooftop terrace decks and a community room.

The vote by the City Planning Commission approves density bonus incentives for the project and determines that it is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act.

The project site is located a block north of the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and Berendo Street, where a 67-unit apartment complex with retail is slated to rise.

Two blocks east, a former car dealership is slated to make way for a 490-unit mixed-use project.