A vacant commercial building between La Brea and Highland Avenues in Hollywood could make way for a mixed-use apartment complex, per an application submitted last month to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

The proposed project, submitted by local real estate development firm Vitruvian, would rise from a site at 6721-6727 W. Melrose Avenue - a corner lot at Melrose's intersection with Mansfield Avenue. Plans call for the construction of a six-story building featuring 27 one- and two-bedroom apartments with 519 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a partially subterranean parking garage with 22 vehicle stalls.

6727 W. Melrose AvenueGoogle Street View

Requested entitlements include density bonus incentives to permit a larger structure than would normally be allowed by zoning rules. In exchange, three of the apartments are to be set aside for rent as very low-income affordable housing.

Tighe Architecture is designing the Melrose apartments, which are depicted in plans as a contemporary podium-type building with a rooftop amenity deck.

6727 W. Melrose AvenueGoogle Maps

A similar apartment complex is planned a few blocks to the east at the southwest corner of Melrose and La Brea Avenue, while a 33-unit mixed-use building opened a short distance to the east at Highland in 2022.

Vitruvian's other upcoming projects include a mixed-use building now rising in West Hollywood.

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