The project, which was issued building permits earlier this year by the City of Los Angeles, calls for the construction of a six-story building containing 57 studio and one-bedroom apartments above 1,200 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and semi-subterranean parking for 36 vehicles.
Wiseman secured entitlements for the development using Transit Oriented Communities incentives, which permitted the construction of a taller building with smaller setbacks than required by zoning. In exchange, the developer will set aside six of the apartments as deed-restricted affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.
Labyrinth Design Studio is the architect behind the project, which is located at 6001-6011 W. Olympic Boulevard. Architectural plans depict a contemporary low-rise structure with an exterior of painted plaster and aluminum. Planned on-site amenities include a rooftop deck and a ground-level recreation room.
The development site is one of a handful of new developments in the works near the notorious "asterisk" where Olympic Boulevard intersections with San Vicente Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, including a smaller multifamily building proposed two blocks east and a mixed-use complex planned across the street. Another project, the 144-unit Vinz on Fairfax apartments, opened in 2018.
Wiseman, which is based out of the Sawtelle neighborhood, is no stranger to Mid-Wilshire. The company is currently in the midst of construction at two similar developments a half-mile south on Pico Boulevard.