A proposed mixed-use development which would combine a self-storage facility with multifamily housing has gotten the go-ahead in Sylmar.

Redondo Beach-based Trojan Storage has received approvals from the City of Los Angeles for the construction of a new 193,000-square-foot development which would include more than 163,000 square feet of storage space, ground-floor offices, and art studios, accompanied by a 25-unit apartment complex. The new complex, which would include one- and two-bedroom dwellings, is slated to replace 22 residential units.

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When submitted to the city for review back in 2021, San Clemente-based Jordan Architects was designing the Trojan Sylmar development. Renderings depicted a four-story standalone storage building and a three-story structure combining housing and storage space under a single roof. The housing would wrap the exterior of the site - a corner lot at Maclay's intersection with Bromont Avenue.

While this is the first time Trojan has attempted this strategy in Los Angeles, it will not be the last. The company is planning a similar development which would mask a storage space with multifamily housing in Sun Valley.

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These projects are part of a growing trend of unusual developments folding housing into the mix. A proposed 11-story development on Ventura Boulevard in Encino would include a Mercedes-Benz dealership capped by apartments, and a Costco planned in Baldwin Hills is being paired with 800 apartments.

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