An early 20th century home in South Los Angeles could make way for multifamily housing, according to an application submitted in September to the Department of City Planning.

The nearly 28,000-square-foot project site - located at 736-738 E. Vernon Avenue - sits mid-block between McKinley Avenue and Avalon Boulevard.  Plans call for razing the existing home, as well as the surrounding paved area, to allow for the construction of a four-story building containing 48 one- and two-bedroom apartments above 56 parking stalls in a street-level garage.

Requested entitlements for the project include a conditional use permit and density bonus incentives to permit a larger building that would be allowable under the property's base zoning.  In exchange, 13 of the apartments would be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing.

Downtown-based architecture firm Synchronis is designing the 736 Vernon development, which is depicted in a conceptual rendering as a contemporary low-rise building, with an exterior of metal, stucco, and concrete.

City records list the developer of the property as CLS Vernon, an entity managed by Farid Mir.