This week, the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission will take up an appeal of the St. Mary Senior Citizen Housing Project, a proposed senior apartment building in Highland Park.

The project, the applicant for which is listed as the Presiding priest of the Holy Virgin Mary, calls for the construction of a three-story, 17-unit development at 767 N. Avenue 50.

Renderings portray a contemporary low-rise structure which would feature amenities such as a community room and a courtyard.  Floor plans included with a staff report list the Arcadia-based firm Nassef A. Eskander & Associates as the project's architect.

An appeal of the St. Mary project's approvals, which were granted earlier this year, was filed by a couple whose listed address is a home on an abutting single-family home on Terrace 49.  A staff report urges the Commission to reject the appeal and uphold the project's approvals.