A Victorian home in the Harvard Heights neighborhood could be redeveloped with apartments, according to plans filed recently with the City of Los Angeles.
The proposed development, slated for a single parcel at 1848 S. Gramercy Place, would replace the 115-year-old single-family dwellings with a multi-story structure containing 33 apartments.
Plans call for three units of very low-income affordable housing, for which the project would be granted density bonus incentives allow for increases in allowable height and lot coverage, as well as relief from setback, open space, transitional height, and minimum parking requirements.
City records list the project applicants as property owners Janet and Akhilesh Jha.
The existing house, described as a Transitional Victorian residence with an accessory Colonial Revival dwelling, is one of the handful of remaining original buildings in the Angelus Vista Tract. In 2018, the property was nominated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Landmark, but fell short of receiving that status after the City's Cultural Heritage Commission recommended a "no" vote from the City Council.
The development site sits directly across the street from the Gramercy Place development, a mixed-use supportive housing complex now being built by Hollywood Community Housing Corporation.
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