KFA Architecture has offered up a first look at a mixed-use development planned in the Carthay neighborhood.
In April 2018, the Amoroso Companies submitted an application to redevelop a mostly-empty shopping center at 5945 W. Pico Boulevard with a seven-story structure containing 123 residential units above 4,200 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and an underground parking garage. The proposed development would feature 110 market rate units and 13 set aside as affordable housing.
KFA's website notes that the new building would feature two residential courtyards at its second floor, which are being designed to provide gathering spaces such as a swimming pool, a barbeque area, and seating around a decorative fire pit. Additional open space would be provided on multiple decks at the building's roof level, providing a green buffer between the edge of the building and the surrounding neighborhood.
Similar mixed-use developments - including one that would feature a hotel - are planned at Pico's intersections with Crescent Heights Boulevard and La Jolla Avenue.
The Amoroso Companies, which are based out of Agoura Hills, have proven particularly fond of building along Pico Boulevard, with multiple projects already-completed or under-construction along the corridor. An affiliate of the Amoroso Companies recently acquired another property at the intersection of Pico and Gateway Boulevard - potentially signaling yet another project.
As of November 2018, the project was approved by the City of Los Angeles. The existing shopping center is now vacant of tenants, and is fenced off in advance of demolition.
Update: As of January 2019, the property is owned by Los Angeles-based developer CityView, with Togawa Smith Martin serving as the projects' architect of record. Construction is expected to begin in late 2019.