A vacant commercial building in Beverly Grove that was recently considered for the City of Los Angeles' "A Bridge Home" program is now slated for redevelopment with a mixed-use apartment complex.

The property, located at 7951 Beverly Boulevard, was built in the late 1950s and most recently housed a religious school.  Plans filed yesterday for the site call for razing the structure to make way for a five-story building which would feature 57 apartments - including six affordable units - with 8,411 square feet of basement and ground-floor retail space.

Entitlements are being sought through the Transit Oriented Communities guidelines, with requests for additional height and reductions in required setbacks and side yards in exchange for providing affordable housing.

Property records link the project to an entity affiliated with local real estate development firm Uncommon, a company best known for a new office and residential campus now under construction in Chatsworth.

The project is being designed by Jeff Zbikowski Architecture in conjunction with Misty Kaplan Design.

Across the street at 8000 Beverly Boulevard, another commercial building is also set to make way for a mixed-use project.