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Two years ago, the owners of a the former "Ghetto Vons" site in West Los Angeles filed plans to redevelop the 2.67-acre site with a mixed-use building featuring residential units above a supermarket.  A presentation to the West L.A. Sawtelle Neighborhood Council's Board of Directors has now unveiled renderings for the project.

The proposed development, slated for the southeast corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Barrington Avenue, would consist of a five-story building featuring 166 apartments above a 55,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market.  Plans also call for 579 parking spaces in a three-level subterranean garage.

Landry Design Group is designing the low-rise structure, with MVE + Partners serving as executive architect.  The building would feature an X-shaped footprint, creating terrace levels for outdoor amenities.

The project joins several other mixed-use developments that are planned along surrounding stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard, including a five-story, 53-unit building from Markwood Enterprises and a five-story, 154-unit complex by CIM Group.  CIM has already midway through construction at a similar project at Santa Monica and Westgate Avenue.

Image courtesy of Landry Design Group
Image courtesy of Landry Design Group
Image courtesy of Landry Design Group
Image courtesy of Landry Design Group
Image courtesy of Landry Design Group

Proposed Weingart Center Towers Take a Step Forward

The Downtown nonprofit hopes to build high-rise affordable housing at 6th and San Pedro.
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In early 2017, the Weingart Center for the Homeless filed plans with the City of Los Angeles to construct new affordable housing on two sites at the intersection of 6th and San Pedro Streets in Downtown Los Angeles.  That project has taken a key step forward, with the publication of an environmental report by the Department of City Planning