A trio of single-family homes in the Canoga Park area could be redeveloped with affordable housing, according to an application filed yesterday with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

The three homes, built in the late 1940s and early 1950s, flank a vacant lot at the southeast corner of Owensmouth Avenue and Hart Street.  Plans call for the construction of an 80-unit apartment building - all of which would be affordable housing, save for a manager's unit.

The proposed development would require a zone change, and thus need be review by the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.

Meta Housing Corp. is developing the project at 6940-6958 Owensmouth.

Affordable housing in the nearby Warner Center business district, which has seen the approval of thousands of new apartments due to the generous zoning offered by the Warner Center 2035 Plan, which was adopted with the goal of transforming the staid collection of office parks into a downtown for the West San Fernando Valley.  Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, who represents Woodland Hills and Canoga Park, has called for the addition of an inclusionary housing provision to the specific plan that would require developers to include moderate-income and workforce housing in their projects.

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