A local developer is planning a mixed-use project for a long-vacant property near the Vermont/Sunset subway station in East Hollywood.

The .29-acre site, located at 1225 N. Vermont Avenue, was cleared to serve as surface parking as early as 1980.  An application submitted yesterday to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning calls for clearing that asphalt to allow for the construction of an eight-story, 58-unit apartment complex on the property.  Plans also call for three levels of podium parking and 3,245 square feet of ground-floor retail uses.

Developer Pirooz Amona is seeking entitlements for the project with incentives through the Transit Oriented Communities guidelines, which allow for additional height and density when projects include affordable housing.  The proposed building at 1225 N. Vermont Avenue would stand just under 91 feet in height.

A smaller five-story, 24-unit building with retail was previously approved for the same property, but has gone unbuilt.

The project site is located a short walk south of the cluster of hospitals congregated at the intersection of Vermont and Sunset Boulevard.  Two of the facilities - Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente's Los Angeles Medical Center - are either in the midst of construction or planning for ambitious expansions.

Nor is 1225 Vermont the only mixed-use development planned for East Hollywood.  Just last month, the owners of the Union Swapmeet near Vermont/Santa Monica Station submitted plans to replace the one-story structure with a seven-story, 177-unit apartment complex.

Pirooz Amona is also listed as the applicant behind a proposed apartment complex in Palms, which is also being entitled through the TOC guidelines.