Next week, the South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission will consider an appeal of Buckingham Grossing, a proposed small lot subdivision near the Expo Line.

The proposed development from Charles Yzaguirre, which would replace a single-family home at 4011 Exposition Boulevard, calls for the construction of four small lot homes.  The houses would each stand four stories in height, featuring three bedrooms, two-car garages, and roof decks.

Los Angeles-based architecture firm Formation Association is designing the project, which is portrayed as a collection of boxy low-rise structures in conceptual renderings.

The appeal, which was filed by residents of a neighboring home, argues that the project does not comply with the City of Los Angeles' SMall Lot Subdivision guidelines, and have bolstered their case with a petition signed by nearby residents, as well as a letter of opposition signed by City Council President Herb Wesson, who represents the neighborhood. 

However, a staff response notes that the project was filed with the Planning Department before the new regulations were adopted, and are thus not subject to them.  The staff report also rejects claims that the four proposed homes would increase traffic congestion and create a "'wind tunnel' spreading toxins" through the passing of Expo Line trains.