Crews have demolished a single-story retail building at the corner of Gateway Boulevard and Barrington Avenue, the first step towards redeveloping the property with a mixed-use apartment building.


The project, slated for the northwest corner of the intersection, is named Barringway Place.  Santa Monica-based SR Capital, Inc. has obtained entitlements for the construction of a five-story building on the property, consisting of 73 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments - including six very low-income units - above 5,900 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a two-level, 90-car basement garage.

Architect David H. Raider is designing the proposed development, which is depicted in renderings as a contemporary low-rise structure similar to other recently built in the Sawtelle community.  Architectural plans indicate that the building would wrap around two podium-level courtyards, with additional open space provided in the form of a recreation room and three rooftop decks.

Construction permits for the full development are pending with the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety.

The project site is located a short distance northeast at the intersection of Gateway and Pico Boulevards, where a similar five-story, 129-unit development is slated to replace an auto repair center, and a six-story, 102-unit apartment complex is planned for the former site of Kelbo's Hawaiian restaurant.