One year after breaking ground in Mid-City, the wood-and-concrete frame of a mixed-use development is now rising above ground at 5050 W. Pico Boulevard


The project, branded as Kentish Town, will consist of a six-story edifice containing 79 apartments above 2,121 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 67 parking spaces. 

Robert James Taylor Architects is designing the development, which will include studio and one-bedroom dwellings - averaging 601 square feet in size - with two rooftop decks and a resident lounge.  Eight of the apartments will be reserved for lower-income rents, making the project eligible for Transit Oriented Communities incentives. 

City records list the project's developer as 5050 Pico, LLC, an entity managed by Gagandeep Lakhmna.

Similar mixed-use developments featuring rental housing and retail space are also under construction farther west along Pico Boulevard at its intersections with Curson Avenue and Ogden Drive.