A stretch of automobile-related businesses in Leimert Park could be replaced with a mixed-use apartment complex, according to a filing made yesterday with the City of Los Angeles.

The project site, located at 4218-4242 S. Crenshaw Boulevard, is currently improved with a collision repair center and a car wash.  The application submitted yesterday to the Department of City Planning calls for razing all existing structures to make way for the development of a multi-story structure containing 124 apartments - including 11 priced for very low-income households - above 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and parking for 60 vehicles and 124 bicycles.

Requested entitlements include density bonus incentives allowing for increased height and floor area, and relief from setback and parking requirements.

Property records list the owner of the portion of the site as an entity affiliated with Community Builders Group, a Pasadena-based real estate investment firm.

The proposed apartment complex in the latest in a string of multifamily developments surrounding a new Metro subway station now under construction in Leimert Park.

A modular 111-unit apartment building is now under construction on an adjacent property at 4252 Crenshaw Boulevard, and a mixed-use development is planned at the corner of Crenshaw and Stocker Street.