The City Council decided Tuesday to accept design revisions for the 9900 Wilshire project.
Community Development Director Susan Healy Keene's study session briefing as well as planning staff documents described the following changes she approved last week to the mixed-use development on the site formerly occupied by Robinsons-May:
- The bedroom mix of units changed, creating more one-, two- and three-bedroom units and reducing the number of larger three-bedroom and studio apartments. The 235-unit total remained unchanged.
- Parking increased at the mezzanine and a new partial subterranean level to accommodate bedroom-mix changes. Residential parking capacity added 73 spaces, totaling 754 of the project's 876 parking spots.
- Approximately 8,800 square feet of ancillary residential and "back of house" area was redistributed to residential units, and other residential space was redistributed to different parts of the project site.
- Some redistributed floor area reduced balcony sizes and altered the building modulation.
- The subterranean building footprint was reduced to accommodate a Metropolitan Water District pipeline and create a more efficient parking layout.
- Adjustments were made to the parking layout and circulation scheme.
- Glass pavilions and residential amenity spaces were added to the residential garden areas. Residential function rooms were previously located in the building's first-floor mezzanine.
- At the second and third levels on the east side of the north and south buildings, the construction slab was extended 5 feet 9 inches to engage the structural column.
- The north and south buildings were widened by two feet.
- Residential unit stacking, also referred to as split-level units, was utilized and orientation was adjusted.
- The public garden space was adjusted without a change to the area or location.
- The penthouse terrace area decreased.
- The site's swimming pool was relocated.
Vice Mayor John Mirisch requested the study session briefing in order to consider a formal council review of Healy Keene's approved revisions.
The council authorized the mixed-use development project in 2008. BH Wilshire International LLC purchased the property in 2010.