The project site is currently zoned R4(CW)-75/3 and designated for Medium Residential uses by the Westlake Community Plan. The Applicant proposes to demolish an existing single-family residence, built in 1905, and construct a new seven story, 36-unit apartment building containing three very low-income affordable units. The building includes (6) levels of residential units above two levels of parking, one which is subterranean. The subterranean parking level will contain 27 spaces and the ground level parking will provide 21 spaces, for a total of 48 spaces. The building will be 81 feet in height, with a floor area totaling 27,771 sq. ft., or 3.31 Floor Area Ratio (FAR). Approx. 7,350 cubic yards of earth material will be exported from the Project site; the Applicant has requested a haul route as part of this application.
The subject property contains 15 trees on-site fourteen (14) are of various non-protected species, and one is a protected Coast Live Oak. All trees are proposed to be removed as part of the project. There are currently no trees within the public right-of-way.
The applicant requests the following discretionary approvals: Project Permit Compliance to permit the demolition of an existing single family residence and the construction of a new 36 unit apartment building with subterranean parking with the Central City West Specific Plan - North Subarea (Temple/Beaudry Neighborhood District); and a Density Bonus of 32.5% and Parking Option 1, with two on-menu incentives including; a) a six foot height increase to 81 feet in lieu of the allowable maximum height of 75 feet and b) a 32.5% FAR increase to 3.675 in lieu of the allowable maximum FAR of 3.0.
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