A former church in South Los Angeles could make way for a new apartment complex, according to an application submitted yesterday to the Department of City Planning.

Los Angeles-based developer Haroni Investments filed plans yesterday to raze a collection of vacant buildings at the southeast corner of 61st and Hoover Streets to allow for the construction of a 93-unit apartment complex.  The project, which is seeking entitlements with Transit Oriented Communities incentives, would set aside nine apartments for extremely low-income households.

The church, which was completed in the early 1920s, has been slated for demolition since 2016.  A prior owner to Haroni had submitted plans to raze the buildings to construct a coin laundry facility in its place.

Haroni Investments has numerous South L.A. developments either under construction or in the planning stages, including a 75-unit apartment complex now rising near the Crenshaw/LAX Line in Hyde Park, a 64-unit building slated for Normandie Avenue, and 128-unit project proposed for Florence Avenue.

The company is currently wrapping up construction of a 51-unit apartment complex on Hyde Park Boulevard.