An early 1940s residential building near the intersection of 8th Street and Western Avenue in Koreatown could be razed and redevelop with a larger building, per an application submitted recently to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

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The proposed seven-story building, slated for a parcel at 806 S. Manhattan Place, comes from applicant Bedrock Property Investors. Plans call for a total of 33 apartments in studio, one-, and two-bedroom layouts, as well as ground-floor parking for seven vehicles.

Requested entitlements include Transit Oriented Communities incentives, which would permit a larger building than normally allowed by zoning rules. In exchange, four of the apartments would be set aside for rent by extremely low-income households.

Archeon Group is designing the apartment complex, which is portrayed in a rendering as a contemporary podium-type building capped by a rooftop deck.

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The proposed project follows a handful of large mixed-use developments now planned or taking shape along Western Avenue one block to the east, including a 230-unit complex wrapping up work next to the historic Pellissier Square Garage.

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