A 1940s triplex near the Venice Canals could soon be redeveloped with a larger multifamily housing project, according to plans submitted on October 1 to the City of Los Angeles.

The project site, located at 522 E. Venice Boulevard, currently serves as a 60-bed co-living facility for the Los Angeles-based company PodShare.  Mark Judaken, listed on an entitlement application as the property owner, is seeking to raze the existing improvement to make way for the construction of a larger three-story building featuring 26 residential units above 31 parking stalls in a basement garage.

Judaken's project, as currently proposed, would require the approval of density bonus incentives and a conditional use permit to exceed the allowable building envelope permitted by the property's base zoning.  To obtain greater density and floor area, the developer would set aside 7 apartments as deed-restricted affordable housing at the very low-income level.

Breakform Design, the project's architect, has produced a rendering which depicts the apartment complex as a contemporary low-rise structure highlighted by sloping eaves and cantilevered glass balconies.  The building would have a V-shaped footprint, with a landscaped courtyard sitting at the center of the property.

The project will require approval by the City Planning Commission.

The proposed development is one of a handful of mixed-use and multifamily projects in the works for the western leg of Venice Boulevard, including Venice Community Housing's proposed Reese Davidson Community and an office and retail complex slated for the street's intersection with Electric Avenue and Abbot Kinney Boulevard.