An application has been filed with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning to tear down a single-family home in Arlington Heights and replace it with a 33-unit apartment building. The site in question is 1848 South Gramercy Place, a four-bedroom Tudor Revival-style home that was built in 1910.
The residence sits on a generous 8,934-square-foot lot and is steps from the shops, restaurants and services that line Western Avenue. An effort was made in 2018 to designate the property as a Historic-Cultural Monument, but a subcommittee of the Cultural Heritage Commission voted 5-0 in opposition of the request.
The current owners and applicants, Janet and Akhilesh Jha, will be allowed to proceed with the development of the site if their proposal is approved by the Department of City Planning. The application calls for the inclusion of three affordable housing units and requests a number of housing incentives in return.
The Arlington Heights neighborhood is particularly known for its abundance of Craftsman, American Foursquare and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. It offers easy access to Koreatown and DTLA, but retains a residential neighborhood feel. Gramercy Place, the street where the proposed developed is located, features a mix of historic single-family homes and mid-rise apartment buildings.