The owner of three adjacent properties near the G Line busway in Van Nuys is seeking approvals to raze existing structures to make way for apartments, according to an application submitted recently to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

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The parcels, located at 14805-14817 Erwin Street, are currently improved with two single-family homes and a triplex built between the early 1920s and early 1950s.  Jonathan Azai, manager of the entity 14817 Erwin, LLC, is pursuing entitlements to redevelop the unified site with a five-story, 33-unit apartment complex.

GA Engineering is designing the project, which would include a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments above parking for 31 vehicles.  The apartments would be accompanied by a common recreation roof at the top floor and a rear yard.

Due to the property's location within roughly a half-mile of both the G Line's Sepulveda and Van Nuys Stations, the project is eligible for Transit Oriented Communities incentives permitting a larger structure than allowed by zoning.  In exchange for bonuses, the apartment complex would include five units set aside as affordable housing at the very low-income level.

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The proposed apartment complex joins a handful of similar multifamily residential buildings in the works for the section of Van Nuys located to the west of the Civic Center, including a 42-unit mixed-use project that would rise near the intersection of Van Nuys and Victory Boulevards.