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The Los Angeles planning department has approved a 6-story, 45-unit multifamily project slated for 14400 Vanowen St. in the Van Nuys neighborhood, according to a letter of determination filed this month. Submitted by applicant and property owner Nemat Shabboui of 14400 Vanowen Property LLC, project plans call for height and density bonuses consistent with a Tier-4 project under the city’s transit-oriented communities program.
The project will rise at 14400-14412 W. Vanowen St. and 6755 N. Sylmar Ave., a 12,983-square-foot corner lot currently holding a 4,081-square-foot commercial building. That one-story building will be demolished to make way for a 67-foot-tall mid-rise with 40 parking spaces across one level of underground parking and some ground-level spaces. Being within 750 feet of the upcoming East San Fernando Transit Corridor and committing to reserve five units, or 11 percent of the total, for extremely low incomes, the Vanowen Street project is allowed a height increase of 45 feet to 67 feet and an 80 percent density bonus from about 33 units to 60 units.
Plans call for only a 36 percent density bonus, with 14 studios, 14 one-bedrooms, and 17 two-bedrooms. Residents will have access to a 800-square-foot recreation room, 1,450 square feet of balconies, and an approximately 1,700-square-foot deck on the sixth floor