Architectural plans presented to the West L.A Sawtelle Neighborhood Council have revealed renderings for a new apartment complex planned near Metro's Expo/Sepulveda Station.
The proposed development, filed late in 2018 by the Amoroso Companies, would rise at 11434 Pico Boulevard, replacing the building that once housed Hawaiian restaurant Kelbo's, and more recently the Fantasy Island strip club. Plans call for the construction of a six-story edifice, featuring 102 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments - including 11 reserved as affordable housing at the extremely low-income level - with 70 parking stalls on two basement levels.
KFA Architecture is designing the contemporary low-rise building, which would be clad primarily with stucco and an unspecified accent material Floor plans show open space amenities including a ground-floor gym and rear yard, a podium-level courtyard, and a rooftop deck.
Amoroso Companies filed for project entitlements with incentives through the Transit Oriented Communities guidelines, which would be granted in exchange for on-site affordable housing. They include increases in allowable floor area and height, as well as a reduction in the amount of normally-required automobile parking.
The project is one of a handful slated for the surrounding stretch of Pico Boulevard, including a similar development which would replace an abutting property at Gateway Boulevard.
Amoroso Companies is already building another apartment complex - featuring 100 units - not far west at 11916 Pico.
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