A proposal from Thomas Safran & Associates for a new mixed-income housing development in Arlington Heights has taken key step forward, following a vote taken by the Los Angeles City Council.

On September 1, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving a financing plan for a proposed mixed-use project which would rise from a former oil drill site at 3300 Washington Boulevard. That plan could include up to $45 million in multifamily housing revenue bonds.

View of 3300 Washington Boulevard looking northeast from 3rd AvenueWithee Malcolm Architects

The project, approved in 2020, calls for the construction of a four-story building which would feature 84 rental apartments above ground-floor retail space and parking. In exchange for density bonus incentives allowing a larger structure than zoning rules would normally permit, 31 of the new apartments be priced for low-income households over a period of 55 years.

BSB Design is the architect behind the project, referring to the Arlington Apartments, which is portrayed in renderings with an exterior of brick veneer. Plans also call for shared amenities such as a fitness center, club rooms, and podium-level courtyards.

3300-3322 Washington BoulevardGoogle Maps

The approximately 1.13-acre development site served as an oil drilling facility from the 1960s until recently, when its operations were shuttered and the property was solid n January 2019 for approximately $6 million.

The Arlington Apartments would rise five blocks east of the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Norton Avenue, where a similar mixed-use development is now under construction.

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