An early 20th century duplex in Panorama City could make way for a mixed-use apartment building, according to an environmental study published by the City of Los Angeles.

The approximately 32,000-square-foot site, located at 9701-9707 N. Vesper Avenue, is slated for the construction of a three-story, 35-foot-tall building containing 36 residential units above 1,060 square feet of retail space and parking for 71 vehicles.    Plans call for a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units - including five to be set aside as affordable housing for very low- and extremely low-income households.

Requested entitlements include a general plan amendment and a zone change, subjecting the proposed development to the affordable housing and labor provisions of Measure JJJ.

A project description indicates that the low-rise structure will include roughly 6,690 square feet of open space, including a rear yard with a tot lot, a courtyard, a gym, and a recreation room.

City records list the project applicant as an entity affiliated with Tarzana-based real estate development firm Highland Park, LLC.  The company originally sought to build small lot homes on the property.

The development site is located just north of Van Nuys Boulevard, where Metro plans to operate a new light rail line connecting Van Nuys and Sylmar.  A station is planned a short walk east at Woodman Avenue.