A proposal to redevelop a surface parking lot in Hollywood with mixed-income housing is scheduled to face the Los Angeles City Planning Commission at a hearing this week.

The project would rise from a narrow site at 1601-1647 N. Las Palmas Avenue, which is currently improved as a surface parking lot.  Relevant Group, which is seeking entitlements for the property, proposes the construction of a seven-story building containing 202 apartments and approximately 14,200 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.  The mix of one- and two-bedroom dwellings would include 69 units of restricted low-income housing, making the project eligible for streamlined permitting via SB 35.

No on-site parking is planned, although 45 stalls would be provided for the building's commercial tenants in an off-site lot.

Steinberg Hart is designing the Las Palmas apartment complex, which would be built from prefabricated modular units - with the exception of a single-story retail building which would be preserved and incorporated into the development.  The modular units would be stacked up to 101 feet in height, and arranged to create a series of amenity decks for residents.

A staff report to the Planning Commission recommends approval of requested entitlements for the project, including density bonus incentives.

Relevant Group, best known for its collection of hotel developments in Hollywood, has recently ventured into the construction of modular apartment buildings, including affordable housing complexes in Downtown and South Los Angeles.

The Las Palmas site abuts two properties that have recently been developed into multifamily housing and retail by Mill Creek Residential Trust.