Earlier this week, the Los Angeles City Council signed off on plans from a local investor to redevelop two duplexes in Reseda with a multifamily residential building.

The project, which was approved unanimously as part of the Council’s consent calendar, would rise from two parcels located at 6834-6840 N. Baird Avenue.  Plans call for the construction of a four-story edifice featuring 27 apartments - including four reserved for low- and very low-income households - atop at-grade parking for 44 vehicles.

Renderings of the proposed development, which is designed by architect Richard Welsh, depict a contemporary low-rise structure, which would be split above its podium level by a linear courtyard.

The development, which was approved with a zone change and a general plan amendment, is required to comply with the rules approved by Los Angeles voters via Measure JJJ in 2016.

City records list the developer as the Bell Canyon-based entity LBMP Baird, LLC.  The owner of the site is listed as the SIUL Holding Trust in a project application.

The development site is located less than a quarter-mile north of Reseda Boulevard's crossing of the Los Angeles River, where construction is underway for a larger apartment complex featuring ground-floor retail space.