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A pair of 1950s apartment buildings in Westwood are slated to give way for a larger multifamily residential complex, according to an agenda item from next week's meeting of the West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission.

The project - which comes from applicant 540 Landfair, LLC - would span an approximately half-acre site at the northeast corner of Landfair Avenue and Strathmore Drive.  Plans call for the construction of five- and six-story buildings, featuring 21 rental apartments, rooftop decks and 160 parking stalls on three-to-four underground levels.

Although the proposed development would decrease the total number of units on the property from 22 to 21, the new construction would consist primarily of five- and six-bedroom apartments, likely geared towards UCLA students.

Jamie B. Myer Architects, Inc. is designing the project, which would feature substantial perimeter landscaping, as well as an interior paseo.

The Planning Department's staff report recommends approval of the project, despite an appeal from a neighboring property owner.

A proposed expansion of UCLA's on-site student housing has also prompted pushback from the surrounding neighborhood.

Rendering by Jamie B. Myer Architects, Inc.
Rendering by Jamie B. Myer Architects, Inc.
Rendering by Jamie B. Myer Architects, Inc.
Rendering by Jamie B. Myer Architects, Inc.
Rendering by Jamie B. Myer Architects, Inc.
Rendering by Jamie B. Myer Architects, Inc.
Rendering by Jamie B. Myer Architects, Inc.

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The Community Corporation of Santa Monica is pursuing the development of a new senior affordable housing complex just south of the 10 Freeway.

The proposed three-story edifice, slated for a 15,000-square-foot site at 1820 14th Street, would replace a series of smaller commercial buildings with 39 apartments reserved for low-income seniors.  Plans also call for a ground-floor community room, a laundry facility, a library, and one level of underground p