A Staples office supply store just north of LAX in Westchester is up for redevelopment with senior housing, per a presentation published by the Neighborhood Council of Westchester Playa del Rey.

Spokane, Washington-based SRM Development is the firm behind the project, which would rise from at 8704 Sepulveda Boulevard and 8711 Sepulveda Eastway, replacing the Staples and an attached surface parking lot. Plans call for the construction of new seven- and eight-story buildings featuring a mixture of assisted living and independent senior apartments as well as resident amenities, parking, and some commercial space.

Aerial view looking northwestSRM Development / Urbal Architecture

The larger of the two structures, planned along the western side of the side fronting Sepulveda Boulevard, would feature 120 assisted living and independent living units, with resident dining and amenities to be located at street level along Sepulveda Boulevard.

To the west, across an alley, a seven-story structure featuring 146 senior apartments would replace surface parking with approximately 3,300 square feet of commercial space and a new pedestrian plaza activating the street frontage.

View from farmer's marketSRM Development / Urbal Architecture

Urbal Architecture is designing both buildings which would feature large amenity decks at the podium and roof levels.

According to the presentation, the project will require the approval of density bonus incentives for senior housing. According to the presentation, this location allows would allow Westchester seniors to remain in their neighborhood while not eliminating existing housing stock.

Site plan for Staples redevelopmentSRM Development / Urbal Architecture

The proposed project is one of three large developments set to reshape the blocks surrounding the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Manchester Avenue, including a mixed-use project from Cityview planned one block to the northeast and an L-shaped apartment complex recently built at the former site of a Grinder restaurant.

The Staples redevelopment would be the fourth Los Angeles-area project for SRM, following senior housing developments now under construction in Culver City and Encino, as well as a planned project in Studio City.

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