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Broumand Development plans 99-unit resi in Sawtelle

The 5-story complex would include 12K sf of commercial space
By Laura Hanrahan | June 01, 2018 11:00AM

Plaza West mall

A family-run development firm wants to build a 99-unit residential building in Sawtelle, on the site what is now a strip mall.

Los Angeles-based Broumand Development filed plans with the city for the five-story mixed-use building, which would rise at 11628 Santa Monica Boulevard, according to the Department of Buildings. Eight units would be set aside for low-income residents.

L.A. officials have made a push to include more affordable housing in the city, which has a desperate need for it. Recent polices, like the city’s Transit-Oriented Communities program, encourage developers to include low-income housing in their market-rate constructions.

In its plans for the development Broumand also included more than 12,000 square feet of commercial space. There would also be two levels of underground parking, according to the permit application.

Records indicate Broumand is headed by Houshang, Judith and Cameron Broumand. The family has owned the building for more than 20 years. The company did not immediately return a call for comment.

Broumand did not provide demolition plans for the strip mall, called Plaza West, which was built in 1985, and includes several small restaurants, retail shops and a market.

Sawtelle has seen several large residential developments in recent years. Last year, CIM Group began work on a 154-unit mixed-use development next door to the construction of its 147-unit apartment building. Plans were also filed last year for a 129-unit building to replace a strip mall on Gateway Boulevard.