Work is finishing up on 8444 North Columbus Avenue, in North Hills. G.N.L. Development, out of Tarzana, is behind the project. It will bring denser housing to the area, as well as a couple of low-income housing units. The exterior is a contemporary design, with balconies on some of the units.
The building will be 44 feet tall, 260 feet long, and 36 feet wide. It will be four stories tall, with 31,900 square feet of floor. There will be 25 apartments inside. Two of the units will be set aside for extremely low-income families.
There will be one level of basement. It will contain enough parking spaces for 4 compact and 21 standard size cars. Two additional spots will be reserved for disabled parking. For bicycles, there will be 25 long term and 3 short term spaces. Several bus stops run close by, the nearest being about a block away at the corner of Sepulveda Boulevard and Chase Street.
GA Engineering is behind the design. The plan falls under Tier One of the Transit Oriented Communities program, for which it received a seven unit density bonus. $6.8 million was the permit valuation at time of filing.