A revised plan for a condominium building on San Vicente Boulevard got the thumbs up from the Planning Commission at its Thursday night meeting.
In November 2009, the Commission approved a four-story, five-unit building at 1019 San Vicente Blvd. (just south of Sunset, across from the hotel) on the condition that the architect redesign the exterior. The Commission felt the boxy modern design was not compatible with the neighborhood.
The building owner appealed that decision to the City Council in April 2011, but the Council agreed with the Commission. The owner returned with a Mediterranean Revival style design Thursday, winning the Commission's approval.
Commissioners felt the style was more harmonious with the surrounding buildings and would fit the area well.
“We find this design compatible with the neighborhood and an acceptable example of infill architecture,” said Commission Chair Alan Bernstein.
The Commission approved it unanimously. The City Council must now give its final approve on the project.
As there are no items on the Commission’s agenda for the next month, the Commission adjourned until April 19 when it will consider the demolition of the building at 8564 Melrose Ave. (at Westmount Drive) for the construction of a two story building.