The top five residential projects of under 50 units proposed in Los Angeles County include four rentals and one condo complex.
The total would 183 units to the county’s housing stock, including at least 56 new units of affordable housing, records show. One of the constructions would be a fully affordable project in Mid-Wilshire.
All five of the projects qualify for incentives from the city’s Transit-Oriented Communities program, which gives bonuses to developers of market-rate projects who add affordable housing near public transportation stops.
1141 S. Crenshaw Boulevard | Mid-Wilshire | 43 units
Newport Owners filed plans to build a fully affordable housing project with 43 units and eight parking spaces on an empty lot at the eastern edge of Mid-Wilshire. The five-story building would qualify for tier 4 Transit-Oriented Communities incentives, including height increases and open space reductions. Newport Owners purchased the site in September 2018 for $3.5 million
719 S. Hoover Street | MacArthur Park | 38 units
Through Hoover 719 LLC, Albert Ganjian filed plans with the city to build 38 condo units. Four of the units would be for affordable housing, and it would qualify for tier-3 TOC incentives. It is the only location on the list that is in a federally designated Opportunity Zone, which allows long-term investors to delay capital gains taxes. Ganjian purchased the property in 2015 for $1.4 million.
411 S. Hamel Road | Beverly Grove | 37 units
Bob Etebar with Beverly Hills-based Etco Homes filed plans to build a 37-unit project, just south of West Hollywood. The project would combine five lots into one. It qualifies for tier-2 TOC bonuses. The site was purchased in January 2018 for $19.1 million. Last year, the firm also purchased a 12-unit site at 427 N. Palm Drive in Beverly Hills for $23.3 million.
1721 S. Colby Avenue | West Los Angeles | 34 units
The entity 1721 Colby Ave LP filed plans to demolish residential structures to make way for the 34-unit apartment building. With four units restricted for extremely low-income and two units restricted as very low-income, the project qualifies for tier-1 TOC bonuses. That includes a height and space increase. The property at 1721 S. Colby Avenue is owned by Kaveh Bral, who purchased it in December 2017 for $8.3 million.
3839 W. Washington Boulevard | Mid City | 31 units
Heritage Developments LLC, proposed a 31-unit project at an empty lot in the heart of Mid City. The project would include three units for extremely low-income households, and qualify for tier-2 TOC incentives, including a height increase to four stories. The project would also include ground floor retail. The property is owned by Shalabi Enterprises and Farid “Mike” Shalabi, who purchased it in 1994 for $180,000.