In a unanimous vote on October 14, the Los Angeles City Council upheld the entitlements of proposed multifamily residential development in Pico-Union, rejecting an appeal which seeking to overturn the project's approval.
The project, slated for a property at 1047-1053 S. Fedora Street, would consist of a six-story building containing 50 apartments - with five set aside for extremely low-income households - above parking for 23 vehicles.
Ferrier Architecture Studio is designing the proposed podium-type building, which would incorporate a paseo above its second floor and a rooftop garden. A rendering depicts an exterior of black and red stucco, with an exposed staircase fronting Fedora Street.
The development applicant - physician Joe Englanoff - faced an appeal from the Coalition for an Equitable Westlake/MacArthur Park, which identifies itself as a group of long-term residents of the surrounding community. The appeal argued that the Fedora apartment complex should be subjected to review under the California Environmental Quality Act, noting that there are more than two dozen similar projects currently planned within a one-mile radius of the site.
The project site is located one block east of a vacant City-owned lot at 1047 S. Mariposa Avenue, where a similar low-rise building featuring affordable housing is planned by West Hollywood Community Housing Corp.
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