Recently demolition permits were applied for to demolish four adjacent homes along Crenshaw - all built between 1917 and 1921. The design was revealed before the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council last month, and the proposal is to take advantage of every possible density bonus entitlement allowed by California State Law. Full text can be found here: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&group=65001-66000&file=65915-65918
This project would request minimal parking for residents, would exceed the height of any building between the Harbor Building on Wilshire and the Bekins Building on Pico, and is proposes 44 units (32 is the maximum allowable without the density bonuses).
This project is between Wilshire Park HPOZ and Windsor Village HPOZ, and backs up against the Boulevard Heights National Register Historic District. This has a direct impact on the scope of the project. Density bonuses can be denied if there is a "specific adverse impact....on any real property that is listed in the California Register of Historical Places." Moreover, if granted, this will be the new precedent for all of Crenshaw.
There are many solutions being pursued, ranging from controlling the scale and appearance of this project to proposing an expansion to the Wilshire Park HPOZ.
There will be a meeting tonight at the home of Biniam Kibreab and Amanda Hayes to discuss this very important issue: 847 S. Bronson, 7:00.