A cluster of small residential buildings near the 405 Freeway in Sawtelle are up for redevelopment with housing, per an application submitted to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

The proposed project, which comes from applicant Elliot Nayssan of EJKS, LLC, would rise from a property just south of Santa Monica Boulevard at 1717 S. Beloit Avenue. Plans call for razing five existing homes, clearing the way for the construction of a new seven-story building featuring 92 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments above parking for 107 vehicles.

1717 S. Beloit AvenueSam Ghanouni

Requested entitlements include density bonus incentives to permit a larger structure than zoning rules would normally allow. In exchange, 14 of the new apartments would be set aside for rent as very low-income affordable housing.

City records indicate that Sam Ghanouni is designing the contemporary low-rise structure.

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The proposed project would site directly east of another Nayssan and Ghanouni project: a 48-unit apartment complex at 1650 Sawtelle Boulevard.

The site also sits just south of a 119-unit development now rising at 11261 Santa Monica Boulevard.

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