In a consent calendar vote, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission has given the go-ahead to local developer Orion Capital in its bid to redevelop a late 19th century building in Adams-Normandie with apartments.

View looking northJPark Architects

The proposed project, slated for a single parcel located at 1317 W. Jefferson Boulevard, calls for the construction of a six-story building which would feature 18 studio, two-, and three-bedroom apartments above at-grade parking for eight vehicles.

The project relies on density bonus incentives to permit for a larger structure than would typically be allowed by zoning rules. In exchange, three apartments would be sent aside for rent at the very low-income level.

Aerial view looking northwestJPark Architects

JPark Architects is designing 1317 Jefferson, which would be clad in white stucco on its upper floors and a brick facade below. The building has evolved from its initial appearance, which included an array of metal panels on its top levels. Floor plans show a rooftop amenity deck and recreation rooms on the third floor.

While the project would stand head and shoulders above its neighbors to the east and west, a bit of height is not out of context for the surrounding area. Directly across the street, a larger five-story, 130-unit apartment complex is now under construction.

1317 W Jefferson BoulevardGoogle Maps

Orion Capital, which has built numerous residential projects near USC, is currently in construction on a mixed-use building near the intersection of Adams Boulevard and Vermont Avenues, and recently finished work on a small residential-retail complex next to Expo/Vermont Station.

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