Developer Thomas Safran & Associates has unveiled plans for a new affordable housing complex in West Los Angeles, via a presentation to the West L.A. Sawtelle Neighborhood Council.

The project, which would replace a shuttered animal shelter at Bundry Drive and Missouri Avenue, calls for the construction of a six-story building featuring 81 residential units, open space and parking for 50 vehicles.  The mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments would be set aside for households at the very low income level, or 30 percent of Los Angeles area median income.

Withee Malcolm Architects is designing the podium-type building, which would be clad with stucco and wooden louvers.  A clock tower highlights the Missouri Avenue frontage of the building, which features a U-shaped form wrapping around an elevated central courtyard.

The Bundy & Missouri project, located a short walk from Metro's Expo/Bundy Station, benefits from the City's soon-to-be-adopted Transit Oriented Communities guidelines, which allows for the construction of higher-density developments in close proximity to transit.

According to the presentation Thomas Safran & Associates hopes to begin construction in either 2019 or 2020.

Rendering by Withee Malcolm Architects
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Checking in on the 904 La Brea Apartments

Mixed-use building sprouts on the Hollywood - West Hollywood border.

Three stories of wood-frame construction now rise above a concrete podium at 904 La Brea Avenue, where CIM Group is in the midst of construction at its latest Hollywood development.

The project, located just outside of West Hollywood city limits, will feature 169 residential units above 37,000 square feet of commercial space at completion.  Plans call for a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments, including 414