Another blighted property in North Hollywood is making way for a multifamily residential complex.

Excavation is now underway for the Otsego Apartments, a five-story development on a 1.2-acre site bounded by Vineland Place, Otsego and Hartsook Streets.  The completed building would feature 144 apartment units, with amenities such as an interior courtyard, a recreation room, a fitness center and parking for 225 vehicles.

Elevated plans filed with the City of Los Angeles indicate that the project is being designed by Edwin Mohabir Architects, a firm based out of Stevenson Ranch.  Renderings portray a a contemporary design, with exterior finishes including stucco and sheet metal.

Similar developments are now underway nearby on Lankershim and Chandler Boulevards.

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Six-Story Apartment Building to Rise on Westlake Parking Lot

Another project through the Transit Oriented Communities program.

A 9,300-square-foot surface parking lot in Westlake is slated for development, according to plans filed last week with the City of Los Angeles.

The property, located at 366 S. Loma Drive, could see the construction of a six-story building featuring 39 apartments - including affordable units - above a partially subterranean parking garage.