Nayssan Properties has demolished a small book store at 1650-1654 S. Sawtelle Boulevard, clearing the way for the construction of a multifamily residential complex in its place.

The project, dubbed Sawtelle Terraces, would consist of a five-story building featuring 48 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments.  A total of four units would be set aside as affordable housing.

Architect Sam Ghanouni is designing the low-rise structure, which would feature an exterior of cement plaster and zinc panels.  Accessorry features would include three levels of basement parking and a rooftop deck.

Rendering by Sam Ghanouni

Highland Park Senior Housing Project Faces Appeal

Plans call for a three-story building with 17 residential units.

This week, the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission will take up an appeal of the St. Mary Senior Citizen Housing Project, a proposed senior apartment building in Highland Park. The project, the applicant for which is listed as the Presiding priest of the Holy Virgin Mary, calls for the construction of a three-story, 17-unit development at 767 N. Avenue 50.