Two Westlake apartment buildings dating to the early 20th century could make way for a larger multifamily residential complex, according to plans submitted by a local developer earlier this year to the City of Los Angeles.

South elevation plan for 2649-2657 W. San Marino StreetKSK Design Inc.

Ravivo Kaofman, working through the entity KG Capital Investments, is seeking approvals for the construction of a new six-story edifice at 2649-2657 W. San Marino Street, where it would replace eight residential units completed in 1913.  The new building would include a total of 55 studio, one-, and two-bedroom dwellings above semi-subterranean parking for 42 vehicles.

Requested entitlements include Transit Oriented Communities incentives permitting a larger, denser development than would otherwise be permitted by zoning.  In exchange for the bonus floor area and other concessions, Kaofman would set aside six of the new apartments as deed-restricted affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.

City records indicate that KSK Design, Inc. is serving as the project's architect.  Elevation plans depict a contemporary low-rise structure.

2649-2657 W. San Marino StreetGoogle Maps

Kaofman, who operates out of an address in Woodland Hills, is planning a similar multifamily project around the block at 2716 W. James M. Wood Boulevard.  His projects join a handful of similar apartment buildings in the works on the border between Westlake and Koreatown.