A Boyle Heights property previously developed with a bank branch is set for redevelopment, per an application submitted last week to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

The proposed project from applicant Shahram "Sean" Mousavi of Soto Equity, LLC, slated for a property at 1308-1322 S. Soto Street, calls for clearing all improvements from the roughly 28,000-square-foot property to make way for the construction of a new seven-story building featuring 123 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments atop nearly 4,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a 122-car garage.

Rendering of 1308 S. Soto StreetLahmon Architects

Requested entitlements include Transit Oriented Communities incentives to permit a larger building than otherwise allowed by zoning rules. In exchange, 13 of the apartments are to be reserved for rent as affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.

According to findings included with the project's entitlement application, it would include a rooftop deck, a courtyard at the third floor, a community room, a fitness room, and private balconies on 40 units.

Lahmon Architects is designing the project, per a representative of the firm.

1308 S. Soto StreetGoogle Maps

The project site abuts the sprawling Wyvernwood housing complex, which has been discussed as a redevelopment site in the past.

Mousavi, in addition to the new Boyle Heights proposal, is behind plans for similar mixed-use buildings in Harvard Heights and Palms.

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