A new residential project has been proposed for development at 13916 Polk Street in Sylmar. The project proposal includes the construction of a series of three-story buildings offering residential spaces. The project would replace a 1950s single-family home on the site.
F Design is listed as the architect behind the project.
The project will bring a new multifamily residential complex consisting of a series of three-story buildings offering 45 rental units. All the units will feature four-bedroom, four-bathroom floor plans.
Proposed entitlements include a list of density bonus incentives and waivers, including common requests such as those for greater floor area and height, as well as less common requests such as relief from low impact development requirements and equine-keeping standards. In exchange, nine of the new apartments would be set aside for low-income households.
Renderings reveal two rows of contemporary triplexes and fourplexes, arranged around a common driveway.
The project applicants, Janet and Akhilesh Jha, recently made news by successfully suing to force the City of Los Angeles to accept an application to build apartments on the former site of a single-family home just off of Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley. While Planning staff had declined to process entitlements, citing zoning rules which restricted the site to single-family residential uses, the Jhas successfully argued that the project should be permitted due to a general plan land use designation that allows for apartments.
An application to the Department of City Planning seeking approvals for the constructions was submitted. The estimated construction timeline has not been announced yet.