A mixed-use development featuring housing and street-fronting retail space is coming to Arlington Heights.

Earlier this month, the City of Los Angeles signed off on plans from Thomas Safran & Associates for a new apartment complex at 3300-3322 Washington Boulevard.  The project, which would span between 3rd and 4th Avenues, will consist of a four-story edifice featuring containing 84 rental apartments above 2,400 square feet of ground-floor retail space and parking for 88 vehicles. 

Plans call for a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom dwellings, of which 31 would be priced for low-income households over a period of 55 years.  The amount of on-site affordable housing made the project eligible for streamlined permitting via the framework established by the legislation SB 35.

Newman Garrison + Partners is designing the Arlington Heights project, which is described as consisting of a series of block forms clad with brick veneer and multi-colored facades.  The project will include a series of shared amenities, including a fitness center, club rooms, and podium-level courtyards.

The proposed development has received the support of the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council, which represents the surrounding community.  At the time the project was presented to the neighborhood council in November 2019, construction was expected to commence in 18-to-24 months.

The approximately 1.13-acre property was used as an oil drilling facility from the 1960s until recently, when its previous owner ceased operations.  The site was sold in January 2019 for approximately $6 million.

The project site is located five blocks east of the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Norton Avenue, where a similar mixed-use development is planned.

Thomas Safran & Associates is developing a number of mixed-income and affordable housing projects in the Los Angeles area, including an apartment complex now under construction in Inglewood.