A pair of single-family dwellings in Echo Park could way for an apartment complex with ground-floor retail.

According to plans filed last week with the City of Los Angeles, the owner of the property at 916-918 N. Alvarado Street intend to raze the two homes - which were built in 1908 and 2006 - to make allow for the construction of a four-story building featuring 27 apartments, ground-floor retail space, and one level of basement parking.

The proposed development, which comes from Schon Tepler Group, includes incentives through the Transit Oriented Communities guidelines, which would be provided in exchange for setting aside three apartments for extremely low-income households.

Plans call for a collection of micro-unit apartments, with an average size of 360 square feet.

An abutting property was recently developed with a collection of small lot homes.