Four years after securing approvals for a mixed-use project at the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and Hayworth Avenue in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles-based development firm Uncommon has gone back to the drawing board.

Earlier this month, Uncommon submitted an updated application to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning seeking approvals for a residential-retail complex at 7951 W. Beverly Boulevard. The project, which now incorporates additional property to the west of the original site, calls for the construction of a five-story building with 113 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above approximately 6,200 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and parking for 60 vehicles. That is roughly double the size of the original proposal, which would have featured 57 residential units.

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As with the earlier plan, the new proposal relies on Transit Oriented Communities incentives to permit a larger structure than allowed by zoning. In exchange, 12 of the new apartments would be set aside for rent as very extremely low-income affordable housing - also double the amount of the original project.

JZA Architecture is designing 7951 Beverly, which trades out the black-and-grey exterior of the original plan for white plaster. Plans also call for a central courtyard area, a rooftop deck, and a recreation room on the interior.

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If one happened to be a fan of the older design for the project, no need to fret: Uncommon has instead opted to use it for a second project it is planned down the street at 7771 W. Beverly Boulevard.

Outside of the two Beverly Grove projects, Uncommon and JZA are also working on new housing developments at 1305 N. Cherokee Avenue and 7441 W. Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

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