A 28-unit North Hollywood apartment building dating to the early 1970s could be felled for a larger multifamily residential complex, according to an application recently filed with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

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The roughly half-acre project site, located a block east of the North Hollywood Recreation Center at 5057 N. Klump Avenue, is slated for the construction of a new five-story edifice featuring 94 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments - ranging from 412 to 826 square feet in size - above 84 parking stalls on two subterranean levels.

Requested entitlements include Transit Oriented Communities incentives permitting increased floor area, height, and density, as well as a reduced parking requirement. In exchange, eight of the new apartments would be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.

Ken Stockton Architects is designing 5057 Klump, which is depicted in renderings as a boxy low-rise structure clad in painted stucco, wood siding, and metal. Architectural plans indicate that the building would include a courtyard, a rear yard, a recreation room, and three rooftop decks.

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City records list the project applicant and property owner as Building One Apartments, LLC, an entity managed by local CBRE executive Melinda Russell and Beverly Hills attorney Lawrence Ecoff.

The project site sits a short distance west of Lankershim Boulevard, where larger mixed-use developments with housing have recently wrapped up construction at two corners of Otsego Street, and directly behind a $24-million supportive housing complex now under construction on Bakman Avenue.