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Blix Apartments, the bold, blocky 18-unit residential midrise planned in North Hollywood, received unanimous approval from the NoHo Council Board on November 30, 2020, according to Garen Boyajian who represents Owner Blix Equities. “Nineteen affirmative votes solidified an important step for this highly anticipated project following the endorsement of James Askew and the NoHo Planning, Land-Use, and Transportation Committee,” Boyajian told What Now Los Angeles in an email this week.
Four dwellings are set to be razed by the developer to build the Blix Apartments. An existing resident of one of the dwellings — a U.S. Veteran — was offered a replacement unit in the new construction, Boyajian said. There will be 14 two-bedrooms and four one-bedrooms across five stories with three of the residential units slated for affordable housing.
“Blix Apartments will offer three much needed affordable units,” Boyajian said. “All of the remaining units will be rent-controlled to protect future tenants with fair-housing rights. We’ve planned appropriately dense units walking distance from public transportation. Discounted pricing will be offered to applicants that don’t own a car and soundproof subterranean parking will be compatible with electric vehicle charging. Finally, we will cater to long-term tenants and families seeking housing stability with no rental increases for multi-year leases.”
As its next step in moving the project forward, Blix Equities LLC, Bittoni Architects, and its teams are expected to appear before Los Angeles City Planning in January 2021.