A new development of townhomes could rise just south of the Helms Bakery District in Culver City.

The project, revealed in a presentation to the Culver City Planning Commission, calls for demolishing two houses at 3336-3340 Helms Avenue to make way for the construction of eight townhomes.  Plans call for a mix of two- and three-bedroom dwellings sitting atop 18 parking stalls.

Modative is designing the proposed development, which would be divided into two clusters of four homes split by a central walkway.  Each townhouse, clad in a combination of stucco and cement, would include a rooftop deck and a patio.

The project's developer is listed as an entity affiliated with the local real estate investment firm Barrington Capital Group.

The development site is located less than a half-mile east of Metro's Culver City Station, where construction is underway for the $300-million Ivy Station complex - the future West Coast headquarters of HBO.  Several other office developments are also rising on nearby properties, with future tenants slated to include Apple and Scopely.