A string of commercial buildings at the border between the Mid-City and Carthay neighborhoods are poised for redevelopment, according to an application recently submitted to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.
Local real estate investor Nahum Samar, working through the entity Pico Treasures, LLC, is seeking to develop multifamily housing and commercial space on a roughly one-acre property at 6116-6144 W. Pico Boulevard. The project, which would rise just east of La Cienega Boulevard, calls for the construction of a six-story edifice featuring 125 one- and two-bedroom apartments above approximately 4,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and 76 parking stalls on a single basement level.
West Pacifica Design is the architect behind the Pico Treasures project, which is depicted in renderings as a contemporary white and grey structure accented with boxy orange protrusions. Floor plans show a small mid-block setback at street level, which would be used for open space, as well as multiple courtyards and recreation rooms located within the building.
Samar's application proposes entitlements through the Transit Oriented Communities guidelines to achieve greater density and reduced on-site parking. Additionally, reductions to open space and setback requirements have been requested. In exchange, the project would set aside 13 apartments as affordable housing priced at the extremely low-income level.
The new project near La Cienega is the latest in a string of mixed-use projects for the section of Pico which bisects Mid-City and Carthay, including a 123-unit development from Cityview and a Googie-inspired apartment complex from Ikon Ltd. Wiseman Residential has also obtained approvals for a 125-unit apartment complex at Pico's intersection with Crescent Heights Boulevard.
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