A long-empty lot located north of Metro's Hollywood/Western Station could be developed with multifamily housing, per an application submitted to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

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The project site, located at 1853 N. Garfield Place, was previously developed with a single-family home, which city records indicates was demolished in 2006.  Plans call for building a six-story a new six-story edifice on the property, featuring 23 one- two-, and three-bedroom apartments above 25 parking stalls in a two-level subterranean garage.

The applicant, Garfield Equities, is a limited liability company affiliated with Beverly Hills-based Task International Group, Inc.  City records indicate that the site was acquired in 2019 for approximately $1.25 million.

Requested entitlements for the apartment complex include Transit Oriented Communities incentives to achieve greater height, floor area, and density than permitted by zoning, as well as reductions to required setbacks and on-site parking.  Three of the apartments would be set aside as affordable housing at the extremely low-income level in exchange for the bonuses.

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Warren Techentin Architecture is designing the apartment complex, which is depicted in renderings and elevation plans as a contemporary podium-type building clad in stucco and metal panels.  Proposed on-site amenities include a rear yard, a rooftop deck, and a community room at ground level.

The project site sits just one block west of the intersection of Franklin and Western Avenues, the border between Hollywood and Los Feliz, where construction began earlier this year for a larger mixed-use project featuring 87 apartments and street-level commercial space.