Palms's shabby three-mile stretch of Venice Boulevard is flanked by an assortment of strip malls and drive-thru restaurants. Perhaps a new mixed-use development will finally begin the process of converting the auto-centric corridor into a more liveable environment.
Earlier this month, plans were filed with LADCP for a residential-retail complex at 10300 Venice Boulevard. City records indicate that the low-rise structure would vary from four to five stories in height, containing 34 residential units above 2,000 square feet of ground-level commercial space. The proposed multi-family complex has requested a density bonus from the city, which implies the inclusion of affordable units within the building.
The approximately quarter-acre development site, located between Goldwyn Terrace and Vinton Avenue, is currently improved with a series of one-story duplexes. It is one of several nearby properties in Palms which have recently been targeted for development. Three blocks east, an 86-unit apartment building is planned on Dunn Drive. Roughly four blocks west, a 126-unit mixed-use complex is in the works for Overland Avenue.