Rendering: Bittoni Architects
A 1930s-era, single-story apartment building containing four units could be replaced by a new 18-unit rental community near the NoHo Arts District. The rectangular-shaped, 9,736-square-foot development site is located at 10912 West Blix Street, offering easy access to the 134 and 170 freeways, major studio lots and North Hollywood station.
The proposed project, dubbed Blix Apartments, would feature four one-bedroom units and 14 two-bedroom units. A total of three residences would be reserved for low to very-low income households. The layouts would offer function and flexibility, with linear or L-shaped kitchens, open-concept living and dining areas, and walk-in closets and ensuites in the master bedrooms (as per plan).
There would also be 16 vehicle and 20 bicycle parking spaces provided on the subterranean and ground-floor levels. Pedestrians and vehicles would access the building from West Blix Street.
Designed by Bittoni Architects, the smooth-finish black and white stucco façade would tout “recessed and extruded portions” to break up the massing and create visual interest. Black powder-coated steel guardrails would be paired with dark-trimmed aluminum windows, and box planters by the entrance would further enliven the streetscape.
Blix Apartments would boast onsite amenities including an outdoor patio, recreation room and roof deck. To ensure privacy for residents and neighbors, the fifth-floor outdoor deck would be situated between two units and the ground-floor outdoor space would be positioned at the rear of the building.
The submitted application to Los Angeles City Planning names Garen Boyajian of Blix Equities LLC as the applicant. If approved, the development would be a mere 15-minute walk from the boutiques, restaurants, theatres and galleries of the trendy NoHo Arts District.