Two Westlake apartment buildings dating to the early 20th century could make way for a larger multifamily residential complex, according to plans submitted by a local developer earlier this year to the City of Los Angeles.
Ravivo Kaofman, working through the entity KG Capital Investments, is seeking approvals for the construction of a new six-story edifice at 2649-2657 W. San Marino Street, where it would replace eight residential units completed in 1913. The new building would include a total of 55 studio, one-, and two-bedroom dwellings above semi-subterranean parking for 42 vehicles.
Requested entitlements include Transit Oriented Communities incentives permitting a larger, denser development than would otherwise be permitted by zoning. In exchange for the bonus floor area and other concessions, Kaofman would set aside six of the new apartments as deed-restricted affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.
City records indicate that KSK Design, Inc. is serving as the project's architect. Elevation plans depict a contemporary low-rise structure.
Kaofman, who operates out of an address in Woodland Hills, is planning a similar multifamily project around the block at 2716 W. James M. Wood Boulevard. His projects join a handful of similar apartment buildings in the works on the border between Westlake and Koreatown.
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