An early 20th century house in Koreatown could make way for apartments, according to an application filed recently with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

The proposed development, slated for a property at 851 S. Manhattan Place, calls for the construction of a six-story building featuring 33 apartments - including studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans - above a 24-car semi-subterranean parking garage.

Requested entitlements included Transit Oriented Communities incentives, allowing for increased density and relief from certain other zoning provisions.  In exchange, a portion of the proposed apartments would be set aside for lower-income renters.

City records list the project applicant as 851 Manhattan, LLC, an entity managed by Sungbin Kim.

Koreatown-based JPark Architects is designing the proposed development, which would consist of wood-frame construction above a concrete podium.  Renderings depict a contemporary design with a colorful exterior staircase.

The project site is located one block west of the intersection of 8th Street and Western Avenue, where Jamison Services, Inc. recently announced the start of work on a larger mixed-use housing complex.