A long-vacant lot at the intersection of Washington Place and Sawtelle Boulevard could soon be the site of a four-story mixed use project with 14 large apartments and 4,900 square feet of street-level retail.
The project is designed by architect Farzin Maly and was approved last week by the Culver City Planning Commission. Located within a block of an on-ramp for the 405 Freeway, the site was most recently occupied by a gas station—as Urbanize LA reports.
Documents presented to the commission show that the development would include a mix of two and three-bedroom apartments ranging between 932 and 2,456 square feet in area. The structure will sit atop a subterranean garage with parking for tenants and guests. A separate parking area on the first level will be available for customers of the retail establishments.
Initially planned to rise five-stories, the project was scaled back in response to community input. Neighbors of the project at the commission hearing voiced concerns that it would swallow up available parking in the area, though the commission ultimately approved the project without imposing further parking conditions on the developer.
In addition to the 31 spaces in the below-ground parking garage, the project will also include 16 bicycle parking spots (which should come in handy if the city’s proposed bike share system gets off the ground).