In Koreatown, an early 1920s fourplex located a few blocks north of 6th Street could make way for a larger multifamily residential complex, according to plans submitted this month to the L.A. Department of City Planning.

Aerial view looking eastCalifornia Development & Design, Inc.

Abe Abraham, the project applicant behind the proposed development at 426 S. Catalina Avenue, is seeking city authorization to raze an existing two-story structure to clear the way for a new six-story building containing 40 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above a two-level, 20-car subterranean parking garage.

Requested entitlements for the development include Transit Oriented Communities incentives to permit a larger structure than would otherwise be allowed by the property's base zoning. In exchange four of the new apartments would be set aside for rent as extremely low-income affordable housing.

California Development & Design is designing 426 Catalina, which is portrayed in a series of renderings a contemporary low-rise structure capped by a rooftop amenity deck - nearly identical in concept to the firm's numerous other projects within the City of Los Angeles.

426 S Catalina StreetGoogle Maps

The proposed project, which would also rise just west of Vermont Avenue, would neighbor an L.A. County-backed project which has added new offices and housing to a variety of properties just north of the Wilshire/Vermont Metro Station.

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