A presentation to the P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council's Land Use Committee unveils plans for a multifamily residential development in the Mid-City neighborhood.

The proposed project, called the ZABBA Apartments, would replace a late 1930s single-family dwelling at 1541 S. Hayworth Avenue.  Plans call for the construction of a four-story edifice featuring 10 two-bedroom apartments - include one deed-restricted for rent to very low-income households - above at-grade parking for five vehicles.

The inclusion of the on-site affordable unit makes the project eligible for Transit Oriented Communities incentives, permitting greater density than would otherwise be allowed by the property's zoning.

Long Beach-based Ultra-Unit Architectural Studio is designing the ZABBA development, which is described as having a "traditional-contemporary facade," with wood-frame construction rising above a concrete podium.  Plans call for a central courtyard to sit on the south side of the property at the second floor.

According to an information sheet provided to the Land Use Committee, project developer DOSO Properties expects to vacate and demolish the existing house in February 2021.  Construction of the new apartment building would occur over a roughly 12-month period, although a precise groundbreaking state has not been provided.

The project site is located one block east of Hi Point Street, where two larger housing projects from Ketter Construction are now in development.