A vacant service station near the namesake intersection of the Adams-Normandie neighborhood could be razed and redeveloped with housing, according to an application submitted earlier this month to the L.A. Department of City Planning.

FAC Adams Boulevard, LLC, an entity controlled by local investor Amir Ohebsion, is listed as the applicant behind the proposed project at 1724 W. Adams Boulevard, which calls for the construction of a new five-story building featuring 90 one- and two-bedroom apartments above parking for 52 vehicles.

Requested entitlements include density bonus incentives, permitting greater height and floor area than allowed by zoning rules, as well as a reduction to required on-site open space. In exchange, 10 of the new apartments would be set aside for rent as very low-income affordable housing - or 15 percent of the property's base density.

John Kaliski Architects is designing the project, named the A+N Apartments for the nearby intersection of Adams Boulevard and Normandie Avenue. A rendering depicts the building as a contemporary podium-type structure, with automobile access located off of a rear alley. Besides housing, the complex would include a lobby, a mail room, and a leasing offices at street level, as well as an internal courtyard, a landscaped rear yard, a gym, and a recreation room.

The proposed project would rise roughly a half-mile west of the intersection of Adams and Vermont Avenue, where a similar project featuring housing and ground-floor commercial space was recently completed.

Ohebsion and Kaliski are also behind a proposed 72-unit apartment complex near the intersection of Figueroa Street and Century Boulevard in South Los Angeles.

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