The Los Angeles City Planning Commission last month moved forward plans by Galaxy Holding for a five-story, 21-unit apartment development in the Larchmont neighborhood.
Commissioners voted to deny an appeal by an abutting property owner who claimed the planning department had unjustifiably deemed the project exempt from California Environmental Quality Act review and given it Tier-1 Transit Oriented Communities Incentive Program approvals last year. Ahead of last month’s meeting, planning staff had recommended commissioners deny the appeal, stating that the Larchmont plans are consistent with CEQA and TOC requirements.
Designed by Aaron Brumer & Associates, project plans call for a 26,648-square-foot, 56-foot-tall apartment building at the northeastern corner of the intersection of North Larchmont Boulevard and Rosewood Avenue.
The development team is moving forward with Tier-1 TOC incentives including a one-story height increase and a 20-percent open space reduction. Two units will be reserved for extremely low-income households in accordance with the TOC program, plans show.
Plans also call for 21 automobile parking spaces, space for 24 bicycles, and almost 2,000 square feet of open space divided between a second-floor recreation room and private balconies.
The two-parcel project site currently holds four buildings — including two residential units — and is owned by project applicant 506 N Larchmont Blvd LLC, a company registered to Yair Ben Moshe.