The closed and rotting Acapulco's restaurant on La Cienega and Oakwood may be transformed into 125 apartments if developer NMS Properties has their way. Blackburn and Sweetzer directs us to the project's exhaustive 801-page negative declaration, which outlines the building's effect on city resources. If this project happens, it'll be a five-story structure, with a mezzanine—looks like no retail—and two levels of underground parking with 128 spaces (we can't see an asshat in the very sketchy schematic, but brace yourself). Eleven units will be designated for low-income renters, so NMS is hoping the city will allow for a density bonus—the building tops off at 56 feet, 12 feet over the usual height limit. Expect much opposition over traffic concerns, and as a B&S reader pointed out, this is very close to a nudey establishment.
· Proposed 125-Unit Building on La Cienega [B&S]