Developer Plans Mar Vista Apartment Project

The five-story Mar Vista building would replace a pair of single-family homes
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A developer has plans to replace a pair of single-family homes near the southern end of the Mar Vista neighborhood with a new five-story apartment community, a planning case posted last year by the city of Los Angeles shows.

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Named The Caswell in planning documents, the proposed project is being led by Dan Yuval Hazon of DHA Development LLC and would rise at 12759 – 12761 Caswell Ave. Designed by North Hollywood-based project architect Aaron Brumer & Associates, plans call for an approximately 17,000-square-foot, 56-foot-tall building with two studio apartments, two one-bedrooms, nine two-bedrooms, and one three-bedroom; one unit would be reserved for a very low-income household and one unit would be set aside for a low-income household.

Project representative James Woodson of land-use consulting firm Rocca Development will present the development proposal to the Mar Vista Community Council Tuesday evening for a discussion and a possible vote, according to the neighborhood group’s meeting agenda.

The development team is seeking approvals for Senate Bill 1818 incentives including an 11-foot height increase to the planned maximum of 56 feet, plans show. The building would consist of four levels of apartments above 22 stalls of ground-floor and subterranean automobile parking.

Designs also involve landscape architect Savage Land Design and call for 1,700 square feet of common open space.

The project site was acquired last year by an entity managed by Hazon for about $1.85 million, according to state business filings and Los Angeles County property records.

Rendering: Official
Rendering: Official
Rendering: Official

Dean Boerner

Dean Boerner is a California-based writer previously with Bisnow and the San Francisco Business Times. He received his bachelor's degree in economics and business from Saint Mary's College of California, where he also served as the editor-in-chief of The Collegian, the school's campus newspaper. Before that, he spent two years as the publication's sports editor, and he remains a committed fan, for better or worse, of his Sacramento Kings, San Francisco Giants, and Saint Mary's Gaels.
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