A staff presentation to the Westwood Community Design Review Board unveils plans for a multifamily residential project near the intersection of Santa Monica and Sepulveda Boulevards.
The project site, a single parcel located at 1633 Camden Avenue, is currently improved with three residential units - all of which were vacated in 2017 via the Ellis Act. Plans filed earlier this year with the City of Los Angeles call for razing both structures to make way for a six-story building containing 14 one, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments above a 16-car parking garage.
Requested entitlements include Transit Oriented Communities incentives which would permit additional density and floor area. In exchange, the project would set aside three units as deed-restricted affordable housing, replacing the vacant units which would be subject to the City's Rent Stabilization Ordinance.
Los Angeles-based architecture firm Majid Nael & Associates is designing the proposed apartment building, which would consist of five levels of wood-frame construction above a concrete podium. A rendering depicts a contemporary low-rise building with multiple setbacks used to create common and private balconies for residents.
City records list the project's developer as Siavash Showghi. Showghi previously attempted to develop the site with a smaller four-story, eight-unit apartment building.
- Westwood (Urbanize LA)