Documents posted by the West L.A. Sawtelle Neighborhood Council shed new light on plans to build apartments on a triangle-shaped property north of the Santa Monica Freeway.

In August, an affiliate of Ikon Ltd. filed plans with the City of Los Angeles to construct a six-story, 42-unit apartment building at 2412 S. Federal Avenue.  The proposed development, despite its Federal Avenue address, is surrounding on all three sides by alleys and does not front any major street.

PK Architecture is designing the podium-type building, which would offer a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments above 40 parking spaces on two basement levels.  Plans also call for a gym and a rooftop deck.

Ikon Ltd. is seeking entitlements with incentives through the Transit Oriented Communities guidelines, which allow for increases in height and density in projects that provide affordable housing.  The 2412 Federal development would provide four units at the extremely low-income affordability level.

The project is still awaiting approvals from the City of Los Angeles.

A half-block away, a four-story development featuring 21 apartments and retail is planned at the corner of Federal and Pico Boulevard.