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The Amoroso Companies, a Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm, has filed plans to construct a new residential-retail development in the Mid City area.

The project, located at 5945 W. Pico Boulevard, calls for razing a mostly vacant shopping center to make way for a seven-story mixed-use building that would feature 123 dwelling units above approximately 4,200 square feet of ground-floor retail space and basement parking.  Plans call for 110 market rate units and 13 affordable units.

The proposed development would rise on a stretch of Pico that has seen a recent spate of mixed-use apartment buildings, including a Googie-inspired project just a few blocks west.

Other ongoing developments from the Amoroso Companies include a seven-story, 90-unit building planned for La Cienega Boulevard and a five-story, 100-unit project now rising in West Los Angeles.  Amoroso recently purchased the Fantasy Island property on Pico Boulevard, representing another potential development site.

5945 W. Pico Boulevard. Image via Google Maps.
5945 W. Pico Boulevard. Image via Google Maps.

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The project, located on Eads Street between Blake Avenue and the Los Angeles River, will consist of a four-story edifice featuring eight dwelling units above a street-level coffee shop.