Documents posted by the West L.A. Sawtelle Neighborhood Council provides a first look at a proposed mixed-use development that would replace a strip mall on Santa Monica Boulevard.
The project, slated for a 30,000-square-foot property at 11628 Santa Monica Boulevard, was filed in June 2018 by an entity called Plaza West, LLC. Plans call for razing the existing two-story shopping center to make way for a six-story apartment complex featuring 99 studio, one-, and two-bedroom units with 12,121 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The project would also include six units of affordable housing - priced at the very low-, low-, and moderate-income levels - with parking for 175 vehicles on two basement levels.
The proposed development is being designed by Bahram Raeen, and is portrayed in an illustration as a contemporary six-story edifice. Architectural plans show roof-level amenity decks facing Santa Monica Boulevard to the north and Barry Avenue to the west, in addition to a podium-level courtyard with a swimming pool.
Additional details regarding the project are unclear.
The 11628 Santa Monica apartments are located one block east of Barrington Avenue, where a pair of eye-catching apartment buildings are slated to replace a former supermarket and flower shop on opposite corners of the street. Farther west CIM Group is now putting the finishing touches on the 174-unit Westgate apartments, and recently began foundation work for a similar project on a neighboring property.