A retail building and an event building located at the northwest corner of Manhattan Beach could be razed to make way for an apartment complex.

View of Highrose El Porto from Rosecrans AvenueWithee Malcolm Architects

The proposed project, first reported by the Daily Breeze, would rise from a triangle-shaped site located on Rosecrans Avenue just east of Highland Avenue. The proposed project from developer Frank Buckley, named Highrose El Porto, calls for the construction of a four-story edifice featuring 79 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments above a two-level, 127-car subterranean parking garage.

Withee Malcolm Architects is designing the contemporary low-rise development, which would a swimming pool, a rear yard, and multiple terrace decks.

The Highrose project will notably include six units of deed-restricted affordable housing at the very low-income level, which according to the Daily Breeze, limits the City of Manhattan Beach's ability to deny approval.

401 Rosecrans AvenueWithee Malcolm Architects

A decision on the project, which would sit just south of the massive Chevron oil refinery in the City of El Segundo, is expected in the first week of February.