A Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services facility in Panorama City could be replaced with a mixed-use affordable housing development, according to an agenda item from this week's meeting of the Panorama City Neighborhood Council's Land Use Committee.

The project, slated for a property at 14545 Lanark Street, comes from non-profit developer Clifford Beers Housing.  According to an exclusive negotiating agreement approved last month by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the proposed Corazon del Valle apartments would create 120 residential units set aside for larger families, as well as 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.  Plans call for a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units reserved for households earning between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income, as well as amenities such as community rooms, laundry facilities, community courtyards, on-site supportive services, and parking for 93 vehicles.

Corazon del Valle, designed by Perkins + Will, would consist of multiple buildings ranging between one and five stories in height and bisected by a network of landscaped interior passageways.  Plans also call for a public pocket park facing Lanark Street.

Additional information is available at an official project website.

The proposed development would rise just south of a 13-story building at 8141 Van Nuys Boulevard that was recently converted by developer Izek Shomof into 192 apartments.

Farther north on Roscoe Boulevard, a mixed-use development featuring apartments and retail space has been approved to replace a former Montgomery Ward, and an expansion is planned for the Panorama Mall.