The Amoroso Companies, a Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm, has filed plans to construct a new residential-retail development in the Mid City area.

The project, located at 5945 W. Pico Boulevard, calls for razing a mostly vacant shopping center to make way for a seven-story mixed-use building that would feature 123 dwelling units above approximately 4,200 square feet of ground-floor retail space and basement parking.  Plans call for 110 market rate units and 13 affordable units.

The proposed development would rise on a stretch of Pico that has seen a recent spate of mixed-use apartment buildings, including a Googie-inspired project just a few blocks west.

Other ongoing developments from the Amoroso Companies include a seven-story, 90-unit building planned for La Cienega Boulevard and a five-story, 100-unit project now rising in West Los Angeles.  Amoroso recently purchased the Fantasy Island property on Pico Boulevard, representing another potential development site.