A collection of small commercial buildings in Westlake could make way for a new residential-retail development.

The three buildings, located on a roughly .64-acre site at 1701-1717 W. 6th Street, were completed between 1917 and 1948.  An application recently submitted to the City of Los Angeles call for razing all three structures, making way for the construction of a mixed-use development containing up to 100 residential units.

A permit filing with the Department of Building and Safety describes the project as a six-story structure which would feature 15,000 square feet of street-fronting retail and restaurant space.

The project applicant, the limited liability company Benbaroukh, is linked to a Beverly Hills address.  State records list the manager of the entity as Elias Shokrian, a local real estate investor.

The proposed apartment complex would rise in a busy stretch of 6th Street between Downtown Los Angeles and MacArthur Park, populated by an array of small businesses.  Recent new developments along the corridor include the Paseo at Californian affordable housing complex at 6th and Bonnie Brae Street and the Be DTLA apartments at Bixel Street.