A collection of small industrial buildings in City West could be redeveloped with an apartment tower, according to an application submitted yesterday to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

The project site, located at 1240-1262 W. 2nd Street, is currently improved with four single-story structures built between 1902 and 1961, as well as associated parking.  The filing made yesterday with the City of Los Angeles calls for razing these buildings to make way for the construction of a 24-story tower that would feature 335 residential units.

Proposed entitlements included Transit Oriented Communities incentives, with requests for reduced parking and increased density in exchange for setting aside some units as affordable housing.

The project's case filing lists its applicant as architect Tony Ashai of Ashai Design Consulting Corporation.

Property records list the owner of the approximately 32,300-square-foot site as a series of entities affiliated with individuals named Robert and Julie Freeman.

The proposed tower joins a handful of high-rise apartment buildings planned west of the Harbor Freeway, most of which are congregated between 7th Street and Wilshire Boulevard.  However, none of these projects have started construction.

1240-1262 W. 2nd Street would also be the second high-rise development planned with TOC incentives, following the proposed "Soul" apartment tower in Koreatown.