IRC proposes 145-unit apartment complex in Westchester
Development would raze up to 17 older apartment buildings
IRC and Associates wants to bulldoze a curving row of mid-century apartment buildings in Westchester and replace them with a 145-unit complex.
An affiliate of the Roseville-based developer has filed plans to build four- and five-story apartment buildings at 6865 South La Cienega Boulevard and 5201-5309 West Knowlton Street, Urbanize Los Angeles reported.
A dozen one- and two-story apartment buildings would be demolished, according to city documents.
The new complex would rise behind a revamped strip mall with an Amazon Fresh and Chick-Fil-A at La Cienega Boulevard and Centinela Avenue.
Plans for what would be dubbed The Legacy call for two buildings with 145 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom dwellings and parking for 197 vehicles.
The developer aims to use density bonus incentives that allow a taller building than zoning rules allow in exchange for 50 affordable apartments set aside for very low-income households. The affordable units would offset the 50 rent-controlled units razed for the new complex.
The project, designed by Del Aire-based Vanos Architects, would feature a line of interconnected apartment blocks, split in the center. The putty and white complex would include common rooms, courtyards and roof decks.
“The building’s architectural style builds on a very long history of what would now be recognized as classical mid-century modernism,” according to a filing with city planners. “The proposed design utilizes simple scaled masses, articulated with clean geometry.”
The Legacy would add to a number of large apartment complexes planned for Westchester, mostly west of the 405 Freeway.
Among the largest is a 441-unit mixed-use complex by Cityview, which would replace a Pep Boys tire shop and a Del Taco near Sepulveda and Manchester boulevards.
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