Rare plans for new multifamily housing in Brentwood are taking a step forward, with the publication of a new environmental study by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

In September 2022, applicant Nirup Venkatachalam of Radha Hotels USA filed plans with the City of Los Angeles seeking approvals to redevelop a vacant building and parking lot at 11905 Wilshire Boulevard with a new seven-story building featuring 81 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above roughly 3,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Plans also call for 105 parking spaces located at-grade and in one subterranean level.

View looking northwest from Wilshire and WestgateCarrier Johnson + Culture

Requested entitlements include density bonus incentives, which would enable the construction of a larger building that is allowed by zoning rules. Nine of the new apartments are to be set aside for rent as very low-income affordable housing in exchange for the incentives.

Carrier Johnson + Culture is designing 11905 Wilshire, which has undergone value engineering since first presented last year. While plans call for an exterior of smooth stucco and glass, design flourishes depicted in earlier entitlement plans have been swapped out for a more modest contemporary building. Left unchanged are plans for on-site on-site amenities, including a gym, a plaza, and two outdoor decks.

View looking northeast from WilshireCarrier Johnson + Culture

Pending approval, construction of the project is expected to occur over a roughly 24-month period. The environmental study was based on a timeline between 2023 and 2025, although that may not reflect the eventual schedule for construction.

The development site is located a short walk east on Wilshire from Picasso Brentwood, a similar mixed-use apartment complex which opened in 2019.

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