A major new residential development with 364 apartments is heading to Sepulveda Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley’s North Hills neighborhood.
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved the project on Wednesday, which will replace a former plant nursery with a complex of four buildings ranging in height from 45 to 85 feet.
Forty-four of the project’s units of housing will be set aside for very low-income residents (those earning less than 50 percent of LA’s median income).
Residents of the complex will have access to a podium parking garage with 557 spots for vehicles and an additional 405 bicycle parking spaces. Building amenities will include outdoor seating, landscaped open space, a swimming pool, and a dog run.
Developer Art Simonian tells Curbed that the project will provide an influx of new housing in a largely commercial area that has seen very little development in recent years.
Renderings show the T-shaped project will be arranged around a central courtyard with vegetation and seating areas facing Sepulveda Boulevard. The boxy residential buildings will be dotted with staggered balconies for residents.
Located at the intersection of Sepulveda and Rayen Street, the project site is less than three blocks from the 405 Freeway. Due to concerns about air quality, the City Planning Commission has mandated that the project developer install and maintain an air filtration system for units located within 1,000 feet of the freeway.
According to Simonian, construction on the project will get underway in about a year and last between 18 and 20 months.