A pair of small commercial buildings in Larchmont Village could make way for multifamily housing, according to an application recently submitted to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

The proposed development, slated for a quarter-acre site at the northeast corner of Larchmont Boulevard and Rosewood Avenue, calls for the construction of a new five-story building containing 21 one- and two-bedroom apartments above ground-floor parking for 21 vehicles.

Requested entitlements for the project include Transit Oriented Communities incentives, which would permit increased height and relief from setback requirements in exchange for setting aside two apartments as deed-restricted extremely low-income affordable housing.

Aaron Brumer & Associates is designing the apartment complex, which is shown as a contemporary low-rise structure in architectural plans submitted to the City of Los Angeles.  A series of cascading setbacks along the eastern property line would provide a transition to adjacent single-family dwellings, with the terrace levels used as balconies for residents.  A second-floor recreation room is proposed to provide additional open space.

City records list the owner and developer of the proposed project as Galaxy Commercial Holdings, which acquired the property for approximately $2.5 million in 2006.

Galaxy Commercial Holdings is also behind plans for a larger mixed-use housing complex near the Port of L.A.'s main channel in San Pedro.