Demolition is underway at a pair of small commercial buildings in Van Nuys, and a mixed-use apartment complex is slated to rise in its place.

The project, located at the southwest corner of Van Nuys Boulevard and Kittridge Street, will consist of a six-story building containing 174 apartments, 18,400 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and 400 parking stalls.  Plans call for a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments, including 10 to be set aside for very low-income households.

Ketter Construction is developing and designing the podium-type building, which will feature amenities such as a swimming pool, a fitness center, and multiple outdoor decks.

An environmental study has estimated that construction will occur over an approximately 15-month period.

Work is also way for a smaller apartment complex with ground-floor retail across the street.

Ketter has several similar multifamily residential and mixed-use projects in the works throughout Los Angeles, including an under-construction building in Koreatown and a proposed complex in San Pedro.