A pair of single-family homes near the intersection of Fountain and La Brea Avenues could make way for a multifamily residential development, according to a report to the West Hollywood Planning Commission's Design Review Subcommittee.

The proposed project, which comes from Highland Park-based real estate firm NELA Development, is slated for two parcels located at 1238-1242 N. Formosa Avenue.  Plans call for the construction of a four-story edifice featuring 17 apartments - including three units to be set aside for very low- and moderate-income households - above subterranean parking for 28 vehicles.

Downtown-based AKA Architecture + Design is designing the apartment complex, which would consist entirely of two-story townhouse style units in a U-shaped footprint.  The housing would wrap around a central courtyard, with eight of the residential units featuring private rooftop decks.

A report by architects Ric Abramson and Gwynne Pugh describe the project has including thoughtful design considerations, but recommends alterations to landscaping, window orientation, and other elements of the building.

NELA Development is linked to several other developments in the City of Los Angeles, including a recently-proposed 13-story hotel in Hollywood.