A long-empty lot in the University Park neighborhood could birth infill housing, according to a notice distributed by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

View looking southwest at 2323 Scarff StreetJPark Architects

On November 16, the University Park Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) Board is scheduled to consider plans from local developer Orion Capital to build a new apartment building at 2323 Scarff Street. The project, which would rise on a mid-block site between Adams Boulevard and 23rd Street, calls for the construction of a four-story edifice featuring 10 four- and five-bedroom apartments above street-level parking for 18 vehicles.

Under the proposed plan, one of the apartments would be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing, making the project eligible for density bonus incentives.

JPark Architects is designing the proposed development, which is imagined as a modern interpretation of the Prairie Style - one of the architectural styles identified in the University Park HPOZ plan. While four stories in height, the building's upper most floor is hidden behind a mansard roof form. Plans call for a plaster finish, a rooftop deck, and a front courtyard.

Aerial view of 2323 Scarff Street looking northwestJPark Architects

The Board is slated to vote on a certificate of compatibility for the building with the HPOZ plan.

Orion Capital, the developer, is behind plans for numerous multifamily residential buildings in the neighborhoods surrounding USC, including a mixed-use structure now taking shape at the intersection of Adams Boulevard and Vermont Avenue and a proposed project near the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Normandie Avenue.