Plans for an infill housing development in Westwood's Condo Canyon are facing a new obstacle: an appeal to the West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission.

The project, slated for the northeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Devon Street, would rise from a lot that has been vacant for more than 25 years.  Pennsylvania-based homebuilder Toll Brothers has obtained approvals to construct a seven-story edifice on the site, featuring 21 two- and three-bedroom condominiums above a two-level, 55-car basement garage.

Arquitectonica is designing the contemporary building, which is called The Devon.  Architectural plans show an exterior of stone, glass, and metal, and open space amenities including a gym and a roof deck.

The project appeal was submitted by Mayer Separzadeh, who identifies himself as a neighboring resident and property owner.  He objects to the proposed building's front- and side-yard setbacks - which he feels are inconsistent with surrounding properties - and argues that the project will reduce the value of his home and those of his neighbors.

No staff recommendation to the Planning Commission is included with the agenda packet, as is normal for appeals of Zoning Administrator's determination letters.

Toll Brothers, which is mostly known as a developer of single-family homes, also operates a multifamily division known as City Living.  The company's other Southern California projects include a proposed multifamily housing development in Santa Ana.