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Later today, the Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee is scheduled to review a proposal from the non-profit organization PATH Ventures to raze its existing Hollywood facility to construct a larger affordable housing complex.

According to plans filed last year with the City of Los Angeles, the triangular property at 5627 W. Fernwood Avenue is slated for the construction of a five-story building featuring 59 units of very-low-income housing and one market rate manager's unit.  PATH is seeking entitlements through the City's Transit Oriented Communities program, which allows projects that provide a requisite percentage of affordable housing extra density and height, as well relief from other zoning restrictions.

The Architects Collective is designing the low-rise structure, which would orient its units around a central courtyard that opens to Fernwood Avenue.

The new affordable housing will be neighbored by a market-rate development planned for an adjacent property.

Rendering of PATH's Hollywood development. Image via the Architects Collective.
Rendering of PATH's Hollywood development. Image via the Architects Collective.
Rendering of PATH's Hollywood development. Image via the Architects Collective.

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Construction Finally Underway at 5750 Hollywood

Wood Partners has acquired a mixed-use development site near the Hollywood Freeway.
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Atlanta-based developer Wood Partners has broken ground for a residential-retail development near the Red Line's Hollywood/Western Station.

The project, located at 5750 Hollywood Boulevard, will consist of a seven-story structure featuring 161 apartments, 5,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and basement parking for 271 vehicles.  Plans call for a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units, including 14 apartments reserved as low-income housing.