Two blocks north of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a pair of single family homes built more than a century ago could make way for a new multifamily housing complex.

Jacob Rashti, the applicant behind the project, is seeking to build a new five-story building at the northeast corner of Franklin and Whitley Avenues.  Plans filed earlier this month with the City of Los Angeles call for the construction of 28 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments, located above ground-level parking for 13 vehicles.

Requested entitlements for the project include Transit Oriented Communities incentives permitting increased height and a reduction to zoning-required setbacks.  In exchange, three of the proposed apartments would be set aside as deed-restricted extremely low-income affordable housing.

Architects at Ketter Construction are designing the proposed development, which is depicted in renderings with a contemporary look and an exterior of painted stucco, wood panels, and tile.

The proposed development would rise a block north of a pair of hotels slated to replace apartment buildings on Whitley Avenue, and just east of a new senior affordable housing complex planned by Thomas Safran & Associates.