Seven months after starting work near the K Line's Leimert Park Station, wood framing is starting to rise of the concrete podium of a new mixed-use apartment complex just east of Crenshaw Boulevard.

The project from Brasa Capital Management, now taking shape at 3450 W. 43rd Street, replaces a medical office building with what will eventually be a five-story building containing 56 studio apartments above 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

View looking southwest at 3450 W 43rd StreetHBA

Approved plans rely on Transit Oriented Communities incentives to permit a taller building with less open space than otherwise than zoning rules would normally require. Those incentives will also allow Brasa to build a project without on-site residential parking, although five stalls will be provided at the rear of the property on the ground level to serve the proposed retail establishments. In exchange, seven of the new apartments are to be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.

HBA is designing 3450 W. 43rd Street, which is portrayed in renderings as a low-rise structure with elements of Streamline Moderne architecture. Plans call for an exterior of gray with colorful accents, as well as a small publicly accessible open space at the northwest corner of the project site.

Construction at 3540 W 43rd StreetUrbanize LA

Completion of the apartment complex is expected in Summer 2024.

The project follows a number of new housing developments in the works on the blocks surrounding Leimert Park Station, following a 111-unit apartment building at 4252 Crenshaw Boulevard which opened in 2020 and a mixed-use structure now taking shape up the street at 4242 Crenshaw.

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