A pending presentation to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission unveils new renderings for a proposed multifamily residential complex just north of Beverly Boulevard in East Hollywood.

The project from Century City-based real estate firm Manhattan West, slated for a property at 308-320 N. Oxford Avenue and 311-321 N. Serrano Avenue, would replace a triplex, a retail spa, and a surface parking with a new seven-story building featuring 101 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above podium and basement parking for 159 vehicles.

Aerial view looking northM3 Architects

Requested entitlements for the Oxford apartments include density bonus incentives to permit the construction of a larger apartment building than zoning rules would normally permit. In exchange, 15 of the new apartments are to be set aside for rent as very low-income affordable housing.

M3 Architecture and SQLA are designing the building, which is depicted in renderings as contemporary podium-type building, clad in painted plaster, metal, and cement board siding. Images also show that a pool deck is proposed above the second floor, and additional common open space is located at the roof level.

Construction is expected to occur over a 36-month period, according to an environmental study included with the presentation.

A staff report to the Planning Commission recommends  approval of project entitlements - including a conditional use permit and density bonus incentives.

Street-level view looking northM3 Architects

The development site is located less than a mile west of the Vermont/Beverly subway station, where a number of similar mixed-use and multifamily residential buildings are now taking shape. New apartments have also been built recently in the Melrose Hill neighborhood to the north.

Besides its new project in Oxford Avenue, Manhattan West and Local Development are also planning two apartment buildings near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street in Echo Park.

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