A trio of residential buildings in Palms completed between the 1920s and 1940s could be razed for an apartment complex, according to an application submitted to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

Rendering of 3630 S Kelton AvenueMIka Design Group

The proposed development, which would replace a duplex and a single-family home at 3730-3736 S. Kelton Avenue, calls for the construction of a five-story edifice featuring 27 one- and two-bedroom apartments - ranging from 540 to 1101 square feet in size - above 42 parking spaces in a single subterranean level.

Project applicant Mark Judaken is seeking entitlements for the apartment complex using density bonus incentives to permit a larger structure than otherwise allowed by zoning.  Five apartments would be reserved as affordable housing with rents set for the very low-income level in exchange for the incentives.

Mika Design Group is the architect of the proposed podium-type building with an exterior of grey and grey-green stucco wrapped with cantilevered balconies.  A small amenity deck is planned for the project's roof level.

3730-3736 S Kelton AvenueGoogle Street View

Judaken, the project applicant, is also behind plans to redevelop a 1940s triplex near the Venice Canals with apartments.