93 apartments planned for the 3rd floor & Poinsettia

A trio of small commercial buildings and two adjoining parking lots in the Fairfax neighborhood could be cleared for a new multi-family residential development, according to an application recently submitted to the Los Angeles Department of Planning.

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The proposed project, which would grow from an approximately half-acre site at the northeast corner of 3rd Street and Poinsettia Square, calls for the razing of existing structures from the 1930s and 1940s to pave the way for the construction of a new five-storey building comprising 93 one and two-bedroom apartments above a two-level basement garage with a capacity of 151 vehicles in an automated structure.

The project applicant, an entity affiliated with local property company Conroy Commercial, has sought approval for transit-oriented community incentives to allow for a taller, denser building than is otherwise permitted under city rules. zoning. In return for the incentives, 8 of the proposed apartments would be earmarked for affordable housing for people with very low incomes.

West Pacifica Design and Harmony Gardens are leading the design team for the project, which is described in architectural plans as a low-rise, contemporary structure named “The Conroy,” with a rooftop terrace, side courtyard, and two central courtyards.

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Conroy Commercial was also connected to a recently built 45-unit apartment complex with retail businesses not far west on 1st Street and Fairfax Avenue.

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