Tomorrow, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission will consider a proposal to raze a vacant senior housing facility in Studio City with a mixed-use apartment building.

The proposed development, which is being developed by an entity affiliated with Goldrich Kest, is slated for a property located at Ventura Boulevard.  Plans call for the construction of a six-story edifice featuring 106 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments - including 12 very low-income affordable units - with 1,200 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 123 parking stalls.

Architectural Resources Group is designing the project, which is called The Crest.  Renderings depict a contemporary low-rise structure featuring two central courtyards and upper-level setbacks to create roof decks.

The design of The Crescent was inspired by surrounding Mid-Century Modern buildings, according to a narrative produced by ARG.  Plans call for warm wood tones and storefront window walls, with exterior corridor balconies lined by cable rail guardrails.

A staff report to the City Planning Commission recommends that the project's requested entitlements should be improved, including off-menu density bonus incentives which would be granted in exchange for providing on-site affordable housing.

Other projects currently in the works for Studio City include the redevelopment of the Sportsmen's Lodge and a 15-story story tower which would expand the Universal Hilton Hotel.