A block from Metro's North Hollywood Station, a roughly 109-year-old residential building is poised to make way for multifamily housing, according to an application submitted this month to the L.A. Department of City Planning.

Dariyoush Kohanof of Elmer 26, LLC, the applicant behind the proposed project at 5519 N. Elmer Avenue, is seeking entitlements for the construction of a new six-story building featuring 44 studio and one-bedroom apartments above semi-subterranean parking for 28 vehicles.

Ground-level view looking westCalifornia Development & Design, Inc.

The proposed project will require the approval of  Transit Oriented Communities incentives permitting a larger building than otherwise required by zoning rules. In exchange, 5 of the new apartments would be set aside for rent as affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.

California Development & Design is designing 5519 Elmer, which is portrayed in a series of renderings a contemporary low-rise structure capped by a rooftop amenity deck. The project is nearly identical in concept to the firm's numerous other projects within the City of Los Angeles.

5519 N Elmer AvenueGoogle Maps

The new project is one of a handful now in the works surrounding North Hollywood Station, including a 127-unit mixed-use project from Richman Group which is now wrapping up work and a proposed 128-unit complex from Grubb Properties.

Those infill projects serve as a prelude to a larger multi-phase development planned for the adjacent subway station's park-and-ride lot, where Trammell Crow Company intends to spend $1 billion to construct high-rise housing, office space, and retail.

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