A pair of small commercial buildings near the intersection of Santa Monica and Beverly Glen Boulevards could make way for the construction of a mixed-use housing development, according to plans submitted last week to the City of Los Angeles.

The proposed development, slated for a 13,700-square-foot site at 10425-10431 Santa Monica Boulevard, would consist of a five-story, 67-foot-tall building containing 43 apartments - including five for extremely low-income households - above 428 square feet of ground-floor retail and 43 subterranean parking stalls.

Requested entitlements include Transit Oriented Communities affordable housing incentives, including a 22-foot height increase and reductions to required side yards and on-site open space.

City records list the project applicant as the Downtown-based entity Pandora Place 26, LLC.

The development site sits across Santa Monica Boulevard from a vacant lot where a seven-story, 120-unit apartment complex is set to rise.  That project has become the subject of a lawsuit which seeks to overturn the popular Transit Oriented Communities program.