Two blocks from Metro's North Hollywood Station, a pair of Los Angeles-based investors are looking to build housing on what is now a vacant lot, per an application submitted this month to the Planning Department.
The proposed project at 5552 N. Fulcher Avenue, previously developed with a 1920s single-family home, is now slated for the construction of a six-story building featuring 30 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above a 16-car basement parking garage.
Project applicants Michel Welter and Stephane Le Cam are seeking entitlements using Transit Oriented Communities incentives to permit a larger building than allowed by zoning rules. In exchange, four of the new apartments would be set aside for rent as affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.
Minarc is designing the project, according to city records, which is depicted as a contemporary podium-type building in a rendering.
The proposed project follows numerous infill housing projects built on the parcels surrounding North Hollywood Station, which are zoned for apartments but often developed with older single-family residences.
In addition to the aforementioned Metro stop, the Fulcher Site also sits a short walk north of the station's massive park-and-ride facility, where Trammell Crow Company is pursuing the construction of a $1-billion housing, office, and retail complex dubbed District NoHo project.
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