Rendering: DFH Architects

An industrial-inspired, mixed-use development featuring 65 apartments and ground-floor commercial space could soon rise near the corner of Fairfax Avenue and West Adams Boulevard. 

On Thursday, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission is anticipated to approve several development incentives and waivers for the proposed project at 5773–5793 West Adams Boulevard in West Adams.

The planned seven-story building would replace a vacant auto repair shop and service station, adding studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments as well as 2,330 square feet of ground-floor commercial space intended for restaurant use. Ten units would be set aside for very low income households in exchange for the aforementioned incentives, which include a density bonus, height increase and restricted parking.

Rendering: DFH Architects

There would be one level of underground parking, comprising 41 vehicle spaces and a secure storage room that could accommodate up to 51 bicycles. The commercial space would front West Adams Boulevard, while the residential lobby would feature pedestrian access off Genesee Avenue.

More than 60 percent of units would boast private, 50-square-foot balconies. However, all residents would benefit from a sprawling, 4,925-square-foot roof deck on the eighth floor, complete with a yoga lawn, cabana, foosball table, fire pit and sectional sofa, outdoor TV, barbecue stations, dining tables, chaise lounges and sculptural planters.

Rendering: DFH Architects

Designed by DFH Architects, the modern mid-rise would be clad in grey cement plaster, board-formed concrete, corrugated metal panels, and smooth black metal panels. Oversized, factory-style windows would contribute to the building’s industrial flair. Four trees would be also be planted along the second floor’s northern and eastern frontages in Low Impact Development (LID) stormwater planters for a pop of greenery.

The proposed development site is within a 10-minute walk of the eclectic Culver City Arts District, home to contemporary galleries, hip coffee shops, cocktail lounges, and a diverse array of eateries. The Platform outdoor shopping and dining complex is a quick, six-minute bike ride away, as is the Helms Bakery District and Culver City Metro E Line station.

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