An automobile repair center located near the Crenshaw/LAX Line's future Leimert Park station is the latest property to give way to a mixed-income apartment complex through the City's Transit Oriented Communities program.
The development site, located at 4252-4272 S. Crenshaw Boulevard, is a rectangular half-acre property. Per a case filing with the Department of City Planning, plans call for the demolition of the existing one-story building and the construction of a four-story edifice that would feature 111 residential units - including 28 apartments set aside at the low-income affordability level.
The project site is located within a Tier 4 TOC zone, which allows projects with a requisite amount of affordable housing to be built with up to an 80 percent increase in density and a 55 percent increase in floor area ratio. Additionally, Tier 4 projects are not required to provide parking, although a developer is not prevented from doing so.
City records list the project applicant as the limited liability company 4252 Crenshaw US Housing.
The proposed development joins a host of larger projects in the pipeline along future Crenshaw Line stops, including District Square and the mixed-use expansion of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza shopping mall. Metro also has a joint development in the works with the Watt Companies for two properties located at the existing Expo/Crenshaw Station.