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At its meeting next week, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission will consider a proposal to develop a long-empty lot near MacArthur Park with a mixed-use project featuring multifamily residential units and retail space.

The project, which comes from an entity known as N.Y. Properties, calls for the construction of a seven-story building, featuring 173 dwelling units, nearly 37,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and parking for 262 vehicles.  The developer intends to set aside 20 of the studio, one- and two-bedroom dwellings for very low-income households in exchange for density bonus incentives.

M2A Architects, a Downtown-based firm, is designing the project, which would split its residential levels into a U-shaped form wrapping around an interior courtyard.

A staff recommendation points toward approval for the project.

Image by M2A Architects
Image by M2A Architects
Image by M2A Architects
Image by M2A Architects
Image by M2A Architects
Image by M2A Architects
Image by M2A Architects

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