An initial study published by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning has unveiled renderings for 11916 Pico Boulevard, a proposed residential-retail complex near Metro's upcoming Expo/Bundy Station.
The project would replace a surface parking lot and three small commercial structures with a five-story development featuring 100 dwelling units and 2,871 square feet of ground-floor restaurant space. The low-rise building building would offer a variety of floor plans, including studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and live-work lofts. Additionally, nine of the building's units would be set aside for very-low income households.
According to the initial study, the project will provide more than 10,000 square feet of open space for residents through amenities such as a fitness center, a lounge, two courtyards and a rooftop deck. The building will also sit atop a three-level underground garage, offering parking accommodations for up to 129 vehicles and 200 bicycles.
Renderings from Killefer Flammang Architects portray a modern low-rise building with several outdoor gathering spaces. A glass tower rising five stories serves to provide visual interest and mark the development's main pedestrian entry point. Wood panels and planters line the building's Pico Boulevard frontage.
Construction of the 11916 Pico Boulevard is expected to begin in January 2016 and take place over approximately 18 months. The development will first need to obtain multiple discretionary approvals from City Hall, including a site plan review and various incentives associated with a proposed density bonus.
The project is being developed by the Amoroso Companies, a family-owned real estate investment company with significant holdings throughout Los Angeles County. This would be the Calabasas-based firm's second multi-family residential complex in West Los Angeles, following a similar building completed at Pico Boulevard and Centinela Avenue in 2014.