The project, which would replace three residential structures at 1540-1550 S. Orange Grove Avenue, calls for the construction of a five-story building featuring 28 rental apartments above 35 parking spaces on two basement levels. The proposed development would offer a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units - including three to be set aside for extremely-low-income households.
Applicant Larian Development entitled the project through the Transit Oriented Communities guidelines, which allowed for a 22-foot height increase beyond the normal maximum of 33 feet, as well as a 25 percent reduction in required open space.
The appellants argue that Larian's project was improperly granted TOC incentives and would not provide an adequate amount of affordable housing. A staff report refutes these claims, noting that the proposed development in fact calls for less density than the maximum allowed using the incentive program, and would replace two rent-stabilized apartments with three deed-restricted affordable units.
The staff report recommends that the City Planning Commission reject the appeal and uphold the project's approvals.
- Mid City Archive (Urbanize LA)