A proposal to redevelop a small medical building in Winnetka with apartments is moving forward  - now sans retail.

The 1.7-acre site, located at 7111 Winnetka Avenue, is slated for the construction of a four-story, 154-unit apartment building featuring 200 parking spaces in a partially-underground garage according to an initial study published last week by the City of Los Angeles.  This represents a modest reduction from the original plan for the site, which had called for 160 apartments and 283 parking spaces.

The proposed low-rise building may lose its ground-floor commercial component, but would offer pedestrian entrances along both Winnetka Avenue to its east and Gault Street to its south.

City records list the project applicant as a limited liability company called Rainbow Investments.  The proposed development is named "Luxe at Warner Village."

Additional details regarding the project are currently unclear.

The proposed apartment complex emerges in the midst of a pushback against development by the Winnetka Neighborhood Council which recently took up a motion which asks the City of Los Angeles to institute new zoning rules which would cap building heights in the community at three stories and require a minimum of two parking spaces per bedroom in all new developments.