A fourplex in Mar Vista could make way for a new development of small lot homes.

The project, which is being developed by Lewis Futterman, would rise at the southwest corner of McLaughlin Avenue and Charnock Road.  Plans call for the construction of six single-family dwellings, each of which would feature three- and four-bedroom floor plans with a two-car garage.

Design Universal is designing the houses, each of which would stand four stories in height.

The proposed development is facing an appeal from an individual named Thomas Ponton, who seeks to overturn project approvals.  A staff report recommends that the petition should be denied.

A hearing is scheduled for October 16.