A single-story commercial building next to the Van Nuys Metrolink Station could make way for apartments, according to an application filed yesterday with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

The proposed development, slated for a roughly 28,000-square-foot site at 7644-7658 Van Nuys Boulevard, calls for the construction of a five-story building featuring 124 apartments - including 14 affordable units - above ground-level and basement parking.

City records list the project applicant as Shlomi Asiss, a local investor who is developing a similar apartment complex in the Sun Valley neighborhood.

Ken Stockton Architects is listed as the development representative.  A project description indicates that the building would consist of wood-frame construction above a concrete base.

The proposed development follows on the heels of a similar apartment building now under construction across the street.  That five-story building, located at 7639 Van Nuys Boulevard, will feature 36 residential units.

Metrolink recently wrapped up construction on a $32-million upgrade of the adjoining commuter rail station which added center platform and a pedestrian undercrossing.