In Westlake, a 1950s commercial building capped by rooftop parking could be razed and redeveloped with housing, according to an application recently filed with the L.A. Department of City Planning.
The proposed project, slated for a roughly .63-acre property located at 2707-2727 W. Beverly Boulevard, calls for razing the existing brick-clad structure to clear the way for a new six-story edifice featuring 119 apartments above 1,430 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Parking for 126 vehicles would be located at grade and in a single subterranean level, per a project description.
City records list the project applicant as Daniel Bohbot of the entity MDB International Branding, LLC, which has owned the property since 2010.
Requested entitlements include Transit Oriented communities incentives, allowing greater density and reductions to setbacks that would otherwise be required by zoning rules. In exchange, 11 of the new apartments would be set aside for rent as deed-restricted affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.
The development site is located a short walk east of Occidental Boulevard, where a number of similar multifamily residential buildings are already planned or under construction. Likewise, new apartments are also rising two blocks to the west at the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and Reno Street.
- Westlake (Urbanize LA)