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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Proposed Weingart Center Towers Take a Step Forward

The Downtown nonprofit hopes to build high-rise affordable housing at 6th and San Pedro.

In early 2017, the Weingart Center for the Homeless filed plans with the City of Los Angeles to construct new affordable housing on two sites at the intersection of 6th and San Pedro Streets in Downtown Los Angeles.  That project has taken a key step forward, with the publication of an environmental report by the Department of City Planning